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10 Posts From 2010 Worth Remembering

When I look back on 2010, dear G-d I hope I can find some kind of solace and strength from a year I honestly want to forget and move on from… But if I can’t, I can always look back on some of these ditties that came about via this blog. Here are some of my top/favourite posts from this past calendar year: Continue reading “10 Posts From 2010 Worth Remembering”

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Wig maker “Georgie” speaks out regarding People’s Court case; supporting Heidi and Mendy

A good friend of mine posted this video on my Facebook wall regarding the Frummies sue for damaged wig on The People’s Court story I posted last week. The video features “Georgie” -the wig maker who sold the wig to Heidi (the co-plaintiff in the case) – who gives her side of the side regarding this whole People’s Court case.

The video was originally posted on Dov Bear, a popular Jewish blog, while the actual interview was conducted by Rabbi Yair Hoffman of Vos Iz Neias, an Orthodox Jewish news website. Both sources are contained as links which can be viewed by clicking on the above site names.

Without summarizing every little detail, here’s what the video tells us in a nutshell (According to Dov Bear):

– A woman who identifies herself as Georgie, ie., Heidi’s wigmaker, confirms that Heidi brought her a ruined wig. She also says the ruined wig was, indeed, a custom $3000 wig that was originally created by Georgie.

– The woman also says she made a new wig for Heidi and this was the wig that Heidi wore to court.

Personally, I’ve got nothing left to say about “Sheitlegate”; my brain is still really fried from my birthday party two nights ago (or maybe it’s just stam fried… oh well, so much for making a kiddush hashem ;P )

Argue amongst yourselves, (preferably in the comment section) if you please…

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United Shabbat for Darfur: I like the concept but find me an orthodox synagogue that cares

http://thedarkprophet.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/darfur-poster.jpgSynagogues across the country will be dedicating their upcoming Shabbat services to raising awareness of the genocides and atrocities taking place in Darfur.

Spearheaded by the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), the nationwide unified Shabbat, which will take place over the Shabbat of Jan. 22-23 (Parashs Bo), will be the first of its type in about nine years as well as the first time such an initiative will be taken for a non-Jewish cause.

I discovered this event while reading a story about it in the Toronto Star yesterday morning. Continue reading “United Shabbat for Darfur: I like the concept but find me an orthodox synagogue that cares”

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Loser List #7 – York University Faculty

-2009-01-09-pics-04aIt’s been a while since I’ve done one of these kind of posts, and I guess it’s only appropriate that our first post comes just after the beginning of the Fall semester school year. To any Jewish York University student, it’s not just a return to lectures and classes, it’s also a return to events and issues such as the following: Continue reading “Loser List #7 – York University Faculty”

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s UN Speech Full Text Transcript, Sep 24, 2009

http://www.weaselzippers.net/.a/6a00e008c6b4e588340120a5ed59f5970c-400wiAs promised, here is the full transcript of Netanyahu’s UN Speech. People are calling it Churchillian, likening it to other famous Middle East speeches and moments such as the various handshakes, or soldiers at the Kotel after the Six Day War or Ben Gurion declaring the existence of the State of Israel in Independence Hall in 1948.

Sure it’s all that and then some. But for me… Awesome will do just fine.

I wonder if Livni would’ve done the same thing…

Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen…

Nearly 62 years ago, the United Nations recognized the right of the Jews, an ancient people 3,500 years-old, to a state of their own in their ancestral homeland. I stand here today as the Prime Minister of Israel, the Jewish state, and I speak to you on behalf of my country and my people.
Continue reading “Benjamin Netanyahu’s UN Speech Full Text Transcript, Sep 24, 2009”

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s UN Speech Video, Sep 24, 2009

I’m posting video of the entire speech.
Why? No reason really…
It just happens to be the definition of awesome.
Nuff’ said.


The remaining parts can be found in the rest of the post.

The transcripts will be set up on another post.

Continue reading “Benjamin Netanyahu’s UN Speech Video, Sep 24, 2009”

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The Hottest Video on YouTube (via Facebook friend links)

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve really gotten into posting and commenting YouTube videos as blog posts. They’re quick, easy and they get the message out.
So far at least half a dozen links were posted on my Facebook Homepage, as well as being posted on fellow blogs such as Proud Zionist.
Here’s a video that my friend Shoshana was just raving about as found me doing reception duty at the office we work at. It includes footage from the Michael Coren Show, a popular Canadian radio show. Here we see Coren flat-out grilling Krisna Saravanamuttu, president of York Federation of Students.

My favourite lines include when Coren says YFS was voted in by people wasting their time rather than studying, and when Krisna says we don’t talk about Timothy McVeigh as a terrorist, rather as a Christian fundamentalist (likening him to an Islamic fundamentalist), and Coren exposes the ignorance. Continue reading “The Hottest Video on YouTube (via Facebook friend links)”