The Weekly Schmooze: Bibi Netanyahu – the remix

A Jpost column wrapping up Jewish culture news worldwide: Broadway's new “Funny Girl”; Etgar Keret's super-skinny house.

August 4, 2011 14:01
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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.

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?”

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