How Do You Jew An educational, informational, conversational blog and (someday) podcast about Judaism, Jewish practices, customs, and rituals, Israel, and whatever else we decide to talk about.

April 25, 2007

2007 is actually 1984.

Filed under: Arab-Israeli Conflict,Commentary,News — howdoyoujew @ 12:03

Newspeak, courtesy of Reuters. (Thank you, Andrew Sullivan.)

Freedom of speech in real life.

Filed under: Art,Commentary,humor,video — howdoyoujew @ 11:44

I had never heard of Mike Daisey before today, but I am a big fan now. Make sure you read the followup, too.

April 16, 2007

A little diversion on a day sorely lacking in good news.

Filed under: News — howdoyoujew @ 12:55

How about a New York couple taking cab to Arizona retirement to distract you from the Virginia Tech massacre.

I hang my head in condolence for the families of the dead and pray for a speedy and complete recovery for the wounded. The Hokies are a strong bunch.

April 12, 2007

An utter, beautiful waste of time.

Filed under: Art,technology,video — howdoyoujew @ 22:03

Once again, BoingBoing provides good entertainment, not to mention edification.

April 11, 2007

Aba, my head Hertz!

Filed under: Family,Health,Parenting,technology — howdoyoujew @ 16:14

It’ll be a while before my daughter can talk, so I was excited when I saw this on BoingBoing. Then I read the page and calmed down. First, I’d need to have WAY more electrical engineer tendencies to put this together. Second, the receiver has to be hooked up to a PC parallel port; the nearest PC to our bedroom is in the guest room, PAST Hadarya’s room, making this pointless except for data-gathering purposes, and I don’t really need that. Still, it’s a cool idea (no pun intended, really), and instructive in its own way.

Nancy Pelosi comes from good stock.

Filed under: Arab-Israeli Conflict,history,Israel,News,Politics — howdoyoujew @ 12:14

The JPost tells us about Pelosi’s father and the Holocaust. I look forward to seeing good things from her and her colleagues in terms of foreign policy this term.

April 6, 2007

Random Jewish media moment of the day.

Filed under: Blogging,Family,movies,television,video — howdoyoujew @ 13:16

DVDDossier, which I never would have found were it not for Dave Zatz (and I have no idea how I found him), opens my eyes to this gem.

April 4, 2007

People who love burritos.

Filed under: Family,Good News,SDSU — howdoyoujew @ 14:58

I and a few friends are Chipotle fans. Perhaps “fans” is not a strong enough word for our passion, actually, for here is what Jill wrote in response to Elissa’s note informing us of this most worthwhile fundraiser:

Uniting reading and burritos. Seriously, has there ever been anything more beautiful? A fresh dew drop on a rose petal at dawn. A newborn baby. A tear running down an old man’s weathered cheek as he reminisces about family lost. Burritos and literacy.

This is the coolest thing I have ever heard of.

We love hanging out with Jill, and you will too. Won’t you join us?

Jewish Education, the Simpsons Way

Filed under: funny,history,humor,Jewish holidays,television — howdoyoujew @ 12:01

Thanks to Counting the Homer, I found out that this year’s Simpsons Treehouse of Horror (the Halloween special show) included this segment:

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