One of the great things about writing for the Huffington Post is that people read what you write. My piece on religious freedom, contraception, and the Hobby Lobby decision went up two weeks ago and already there are 2,300 likes on Facebook and over a hundred comments written on the … Continue reading
Growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina during the height of the PTL Network – Jim and Tammy Faye Baker’s Megachurch – I always wanted my chance to get equal airtime on the T.V. Through our local PBS affiliate and the work of Chabad I finally got my chance. I’m the … Continue reading
Katy Perry’s Birthday video is a classic example of “acceptable” racism. I’ve got a piece running in the Huffington Post on the surprisingly one-dimensional anti-Jewish caricature in the video of the pop superstar which can also be read below: Earlier this week, the hip-hop wunderkind Macklemore was called to task … Continue reading
Looking for a Pharrell Williams parody? Leave it to the Jewtwins to bring their dark humor to the latest pop candy. Their take on Pharrell Williams wonderful dance number “Happy” features a cameo by me, returning from the Y on my bicycle. Enjoy!
This is not your typical Passover song. “Goodbye Egyptland” Words and Music by Daniel Brenner This song is written from the perspective of one of the “mixed multitude” – an Egyptian who watches the destruction of the plagues and chooses to join the Hebrews in their escape from … Continue reading
What exactly is the egg doing on the seder plate? Why do we serve eggs on Passover? The roasted orb has been a guest of honor for generations and hardly a word has been spoken in its direction. The matzah, the shank bone, the bitter herbs — they generate the … Continue reading