Almost every day I come across some article or blog post thatâ€™s worth sharing with the Mixed Multitudes. I usually get around to posting it, but sometimes I just flag it and then let it sit in a folder for ages on end. Since itâ€™s the last day of the year, and youâ€™re probably not doing much work anyway, hereâ€™s a nice little linkdump for youâ€”all the of the stories I didnâ€™t get around to blogging, but that I think youâ€™ll still like. Click away, and happy new year!
What Waltz With Bashir can teach us about Gaza
In Chile, the Catholic Church was in uproar over a fashion designer, who planned a fashion show featuring designs inspired by the Virgin Mary, but worn by revealingly clad, and in some instances virtually topless models.
Gaddafi suggests new state called ‘Isratine.’
If programming languages were religionsâ€¦
If God were sued, would one have to serve God with papers? After all, one might argue, an all-knowing God might not exactly need notice. Relevant because a Nebraska state senator sued God. Seriously.
Christians learn to write love letters.
Facebook doesnâ€™t like rabbis.
60 year old document claims Hitler had bad manners and terrible gas.
The Jews of Old Kievâ€”what language did they speak?
Kottke discovers appliances with Sabbath mode, and Shabbat elevators.
Milk and Honey peanut butter balls
Was there ever a female ruler of Ancient Israel? Maybe.
Cultural ‘War’ for Hasidic Music Hits Brands: Touring, Sponsorships Reportedly Under Strain for Ultra-Orthodox Israeli Artists
Wearing a full veil may be a health risk.
The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new survey.
Simplified Missional Living is a little creepy but super effective.
Is eternal damnation worth a little bacon?
Combat soldier who stole credit card from Palestinian home during Gaza offensive returns money with interest.
Jesus goes casual like Friday.
Is it worth it for ultra-Orthodox women to get divorced just to get the perks? (Probably not, no.)
The Muslim equivalent of Jdate in Gaza.
Religious murder over a cup of tea.
Megachurches are basically just successful corporations.
Man Injured After Using Nail Clippers to Circumcise Himself
Russians cast monkeys as Jews in the circus.
Ricky Gervais takes on Hitler and the results might make you pee in your pants.
Frumsatire looks into Chabadmatch.com and the result is awesome.
Orthodox Jewish blind people may touch their dates, even though that technically violates the laws of shomer negiah.
Awesome podcast with transwoman Joy Ladin, a poet and English professor at Yeshiva University.
Tons of pareve dessert ideas.
If you get arrested while trying to break into a kosher deli, I wouldnâ€™t advise biting the cop, even if you are really hungry.
One in every 33 women who attend worship services regularly has been the target of sexual advances by a religious leader.
A woman in Israel died at age 99 leaving 1400 descendants. For real.
Whoâ€™s more hated: the atheist or the believer?
Overheard in New York takes on the Chosen People.
Donâ€™t even think about faking your virginity in Egypt.
The Pope does not want you to use this condom.
Armbands for the kosher keepers.
My friend Raysh Weiss reviews A Serious Man.
MediaMatters compiled a list of the number of times Glenn Beck has compared Obama to Hitler, or Fox News to Jews in the Holocaust, or America to just-pre-Nazi Germany.
Atheist ad campaign comes to NYC buses.
Black Jewish blogger MaNishtana explains the Mikvah in an awesome video over at Memoir of a Jewminicana.
Garisson Keillor doesnâ€™t like Jews writing Christmas songs. Or Unitarians. Full disclosure: the sound of his voice makes me want to throw up.
A cow was born with a cross on its head. Somebody named it Moses. So whereâ€™s the cow with the Jewish star on its head. Thatâ€™s what I want to know.
This Hanukkah mashup/remix is sick.
Israelâ€™s the first country to introduce a point system into their organ donation. You get more points if you and your family members are organ donors, and thus can be moved higher up the list when you need a donation yourself.
Apparently, most believers think God agrees with them. I have no idea why this is news.
Awesome game to play on Wikipedia. Start in a random article, and by clicking through links see how quickly you can get to the Jesus article.
The Kitchn introduces me to recipes in a jar, which they suggest make good holiday gifts, and all I can think is this is freaking perfect for a shalach manot on Purim.
Pronounced: AHSH-ken-AH-zee, Origin: Hebrew, Jews of Central and Eastern European origin.
Pronounced: khah-SID-ik, Origin: Hebrew, a stream within ultra-Orthodox Judaism that grew out of an 18th-century mystical revival movement.
Pronounced: KOH-sher, Origin: Hebrew, adhering to kashrut, the traditional Jewish dietary laws.
Pronounced: shuh-BAHT or shah-BAHT, Origin: Hebrew, the Sabbath, from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday.
Pronounced: SHI-dukh (short i), Origin: Hebrew, a romantic match.
Pronounced: sho-MARE, Origin: Hebrew, a guard, usually referring to someone who sits with a dead body before the funeral.