Weekly Schmooze: New ways to say 'Shana Tova'

A JPost column wrapping up Jewish culture news worldwide: Maccabeats release a Rosh Hashana song; gefilte fish meet space invaders.

September 28, 2011 09:44
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Ever since last Hanukka, the pressure has been on for the Maccabeats to come out with the perfect song for each Jewish holiday. The Yeshiva University acapella band parodies OneRepublic's "Good Life" with a song called "Book of Good Life" and an optimistic music video:

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If you're looking for a creative way to say Shana Tova (Happy New Year) to your friends and family, check out "Gefilte Invaders," by Israeli social media marketing firm K/Logic. The game is based on the classic video game "Space Invaders," but in this Rosh Hashana version, the targets are pomegranates, jars of honey and gefilte fish.

For the more sarcastic among us, there are always someecards' messages, like "I'd like to wish you a happy and healthy new year by making a sound terrifying enough to give you a heart attack."

If you're dreading the holiday, make sure to keep comedian Sarah Silverman's advice: "When your relatives drive you crazy, just close your eyes and pretend its dialogue in a Woody Allen movie." After Silverman tweeted this idea, she received a response from none other than Woody Allen's ex-wife, Mia Farrow: "Tried that. Didn't work."

Continuing on that cynical note, Jon Stewart's The Daily Show has, once again, taken on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a new clip, Jewish commentator John Oliver and Muslim reporter Aasif Mandvi argue over Halifax – or is it Challah-fax? Or Halal-ifax?

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