Miami Beach's volcanic eruv-tion rumbles on. On Monday, Miami Beach city attorney Raul Aguila responded to complaints that an eruv in Pinetree park is unconstitutional. Aguila told the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) that the city-sanctioned eruv is "consistent" with U.S. court decisions. B ... More >>
Two months ago, Riptide reported that residents of Miami Beach were angry that an eruv -- an orthodox Jewish enclosure -- had appeared in Pinetree Park. The sticks and string were an eyesore and an affront to the separation of church and state, one local complained, but the City of Miami Beach backe ... More >>
Mary Baker knows Pinetree Park like the back of her hand. Every morning, she walks her dogs beneath its eponymous pines. And every evening, she returns. As the setting sun glints off Indian Creek to the east, butterflies flit around the community garden. On an island infamous for sin, the park is a ... More >>
The conversation didn't start well when I asked singer Matisyahu to comment on his new album, Akeda. "Have you heard it?" he replied. Since it's not out until June 3, I told him the truth, that I had not. "Listen to these songs," he said, "and call me back." See also: Matisyahu Shaves His Beard ... More >>
Miami Beach became one of the Jewish capitals of America thanks in part to the mass immigration fleeing anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe under the Nazis. So it's no surprise that when news broke earlier today about fliers circulating in eastern Ukraine demanding that Jewish residents "register" with ... More >>
LeBron James is about to make it official. Savannah Brinson, James' longtime partner and baby mama, will officially become Mrs. James this September. According to TMZ, the two have sent out save-the-date cards for their planned wedding in San Diego.
Oy vey, what are you supposed to get a 36-year-old, 300-pound MC for his bar mitzvah? Do you go the quarter-pound of OG Kush route? Or the subtly extravagant iPad sleeve made of purebred dachshund fur route? And what's the difference between a Black Bar Mitzvah and a standard run-of-the-mill bar m ... More >>
Yom Kippur is in many ways similar to ripping off a band-aid. Unlike some of our Christian brethren who apologize for their wrongdoings throughout the year and flagellate themselves accordingly, we the Jewish people condense all of that into one depressing day of fasting, prayer and spending time wi ... More >>
ConAgra Foods is being sued over claims that their Hebrew National brand of hot dogs and deli meats are not kosher.A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (Wallace et al v. ConAgra Foods Inc) alleges that the meat processing plant used by ConAgra, did not adhere to strict Ortho ... More >>
Growing up in suburban White Plains, New York, during the early '90s, Matisyahu (born Matthew Paul Miller) was a pretty average teenage kid. He watched a lot of MTV. He listened to De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. And he smoked some weed. The son of liberal, social worker Jewish parents ... More >>
Rick Sanchez, the anchorman fired from CNN after calling Jon Stewart a "bigot" and implying that Jews control the media, is entering comeback mode. First step: Meet with a high-profile rabbi.
And then insert oft-told joke about Jewish people here.
It was a damn good weekend for the vanguard of the Bolivarian Revolution, Fidel Castro's BFF Hugo Chavez.About 54 percent of Venezuelans on Sunday voted to remove term limits so that Chavez can run again for president in 2012 -- and presumably well beyond, if Castro is really the role model here. It ... More >>
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