Mad Max Meets Ann Frank

Apparently, Mel is doing a Holocaust mini-series.

Mr. Gibson’s television production company will base the four-hour miniseries for ABC on the self-published memoir of Flory A. Van Beek, a Dutch Jew whose gentile neighbors hid her from the Nazis but who lost several relatives in concentration camps.

Hard to find anything positive to say, yet. Can’t help but be critical and say: Why are you making a movie about a good Christian who saves Jews, when the

vast majority of Jews in Europe were killed, with the tacit approval of their neighbors?

There are thousands and thousands of such righteous people that helped Jews, but that is not the story of the Holocaust. That is the story of amazing self-sacrifice, especially in Poland where more Jews were saved by Gentiles than in any other country. That is the story of altruism. Amazing. But…

The story of the Holocaust is sad, and there are very few movies made about it. No one likes films where everyone dies in the end.

On I.D., Evolution, and Judaism

The press and media are filled with finger poiting and name calling over the teaching of “evolution,” “creationism,” “Intelligent Design” and so on. Where does Judaism stand on all this?

Rabbi Nosson Slifkin, a brilliant scholar based in Jerusalem, provides a traditional Jewish lense on ID and evolution. It is based on his book onf Science and Torah. If you have a couple of minutes it is worth reading his insights and observations. Most importantly, he explains why Judaism never rejected science:

The specifics of the various theories of evolution may or may not be correct. But it is irrelevant. Sooner or later, a viable theory to explain the formation of life will be found, just as we found theories to explain the motion of the planets and the patterns of rainfall. We can predict this, because we know that G-d works through a system of natural law. Not because, Heaven forbid, He has to, but because He chooses to. The creationists who look for G-d in miraculous events are committing a grave error. G-d’s fingerprints are to be found in natural law as much as they are in supernatural law.

Keep up the good work Reb Nosson!

VHI Jewtastic, Going to speak about Kabbalah

It isn’t enough that Jews are being patronized and tokenified by American popular culture, shishka-bobbed across the world by mad, foaming at the mouth Islamonazis, and denied access to Mecca, now VH1 a channel that should only be doing videos is about to unleash a Jewish show. SO Jewtastic! is

The one-hour show will cover the trendy rise of Kabbalah, the new hip Jews in Hollywood, the marriage of Jews and hip hop, the connection between Jews and Heavy Metal and the domination of Jews in comedy. As a bonus, Jackie Mason schools the goyim on Yiddish terms that rock. OY GEVALT!

Can you hear the shmaltz?

Apparently Jackie Mason will be by to make sure this is another joke. And does anyone want to be more Jewish from watching a group of actors whose only ting in common is that they have married out?

I’ll stop kvetching a get the shnapps.

Golemadonna Takes the Heat off the Kabob Centre

A recent article in Jewsweek highlights the recent Madonna Kabbalah Crises.

“I seem to be getting a lot of criticism from people who haven’t even heard the album yet.” Madonna only sighs. “You do appreciate the absurdity of a group of rabbis in If this infraction sent the entire town into an angry buzz.

“People get very upset about the fact that I decided to study a spiritual belief system,” she observes, “It’s very strange. I may as well have announced that I’ve joined the Nazi party!”

“I seem to be getting a lot of criticism from people who haven’t even heard the album yet.” Madonna only sighs. “You do appreciate the absurdity of a group of rabbis in Israel claiming that I’m being blasphemous about someone when they haven’t even heard the record, right?” she wonders aloud. “It’s interesting how their minds work, those naughty rabbis,” she adds, with a twinkle in her eyes.

Madonna continues to be the lightening rod of our anger at and dismay over the Kabbalah Centre, the Berg cult of personality, their phenomenal marketing savy.

The truth is that Madonna, while a pathetic Kabbalist who has never converted to Judaism, is really taking the heat for the KC. The KC and its leaders should be lambasted and ridiculed over their mockery of religion, Judaism, and everything sacred. They created this Golemadonna. They should take the blame.

Golemadonna is just a pop-star with little knowledge and apparently some deep disprect for Rabbis.

As Ali G might say “Hey Tat Ayint no ways to be Talkin Bout a Rabi, now is it? Respect!”