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With protesters taking to the streets and pitching tents, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu might feel a bit silly when he sees this video by Noy Aloosh, the man best known for creating the Gaddafi techno song. Aloosh took an interview, in which Netanyahu said the whole Middle East is shaking, while Israel stays stable, combined it with some clips from the housing protests, and voila! A new club hit is born.
A lead has been found for the revival of Funny Girl
, the classic Broadway musical about Jewish vaudeville performer Fanny Brice, which originally starred Barbra Streisand
. No, it's not Lea Michele
, who sang two Funny Girl
numbers on Glee
. It's former Six Feet Under
star Lauren Ambrose
. Ambrose has filled Streisand's shoes before – her band, Lauren Ambose and the Leisure Class, performs the song “My Man” from the musical.
A Jewish bachelor won big on reality TV this week. Bachelorette Ashley Herbet
decided that Jewish contestant J.P. Rosenbaum
, a construction manager from Long Island, is her bashert
on the show's finale Monday night. The ending was hardly surprising, as a few episodes before, Ashley told J.P.'s mom that she is “smitten” with him. Mazel tov!
Remember when Justin Bieber
visited Israel and got a tattoo that says “Jesus” in Hebrew
? Well, it turns out that he went with his dad, Jeremy Bieber
, and two have matching ink. Bieber Senior posted a picture on his blog:
Here's an Israeli hasbara success: Israeli modeling agency Elite Models threw a party in Tel Aviv last week, and Fashion TV decided to cover it. The video highlights Esti Ginzburg
, the biggest Israeli model at the moment after Bar Refaeli
. Otherwise, it's mostly models drinking and dancing, but if you're into that, here's the video:
Israeli author Etgar Keret
is known to be a bit wacky, so maybe it shouldn't be surprising that he has adopted the world's thinnest house
as his studio. Polish architect Jakub Szczesny designed the
28-inch-wide house, which is located in Warsaw, especially for Keret.
The house , which looks a bit like a tampon, is officially called an
“art installation,” because it does not meet Polish building codes, and
was designed as a meeting place for intellectuals and young people – who
are very, very skinny.
Have you ever played Sudoku and thought “this game just isn't Jewish enough?” Well, there's an iPhone app for you: Judoku
The game has two options: Arrange Hebrew letters, or arrange Jewish
symbols, such as a Torah or a shofar. The game has a little cartoon
rabbi as its logo, and as the app's site
reads: “Oy! Is this a meshuga game or what?”The Weekly Schmooze collects the
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