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Sep.11.2008
Last night's Berkeley launch was, in the words of my father who was there to take it all in, "astounding all around!" Meshugga Beach Party rocked it. The Manis poured freely. The cheesecake, covered in Black Mani sauce, was da bom. Best of all, the room was packed to capacity with a wide...
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Sep.09.2008
Radio and TV Report Jon Stewart... Adam Sandler... Judd Aptow... Why It’s Cool to be Jewish It hasn’t always been easy for the chosen people, with all theenslavement and the wandering in the desert. Even today,being Jewish can have its burdens (see the Middle East), buthere in America it’s hip...
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Sep.06.2008
Come on out for the annual Picnic Fest in Oakland's Joaquin Miller Park. Join one of the largest San Francisco East Bay Jewish community annual events -- a day of free kosha eats, free entertainment, free beer & wine gardens and free raffle prizes, including an autographed copy of Cool Jew....
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Sep.05.2008
The envelope please... The winner of the first Cool Jew book giveaway is Rebecca Sacks of Rhode Island, the home of the historic Touro Synagogue visited on horseback by Honorary Heebster George Washington. See p. 132! Mazal tov, Rebecca! And good Shabbos, homies.
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Sep.04.2008
Cool Jew keeps landing in the Amazon top ten for bestsellers in the Humor/Religion category. Reports of book sightings keep coming in from Heebsters 'round the country... in Hollywood, West LA, Soho, Brooklyn, Highland Park, Cleveland, Berkeley and... And press keeps coming. Orange County Jewish...
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Sep.04.2008
I really had no idea when I wrote Cool Jew that so many Heebsters would wanna team up and join the shindig. My goal was to celebrate our people, show what's out there and where to get it... But now that the book is out, PopJudaica.com just blogged it up big on The Chosen Blog. And set up a shop...
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Aug.30.2008
It's three days to launch and Cool Jew Book is hitting the road... we'll be spreading the good word across the United States and Canada for many months to come. Scroll down for a full listing of upcoming events. More are being added all the time so be sure to check back at Cool Jew Book Events for...
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Aug.27.2008
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You're invited to the debut of Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribeat a super Heebster LAUNCH PARTY, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 7:30 PM, Berkeley, Calif. Come on out for a festive book talk followed by a signing, kosher martini bar & delectable desserts, goodie bags, and a...
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Aug.24.2008
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I went to Hawaii for the afternoon... or at least it felt like it. Meshugga Beach Party, one of the many bands featured in Cool Jew's "Heebster Jewke Box,"was rockin' the Forbidden Island Tiki Bar in Alameda, a short jaunt from tomorrow's big tailgate party at the SF Giants. Props to Mel...
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Aug.22.2008
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Jewish Heritage Night Where else can you snag a Giants scarf in Hebrew andsnarf down kosha dawgs and He'Brew?
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Aug.21.2008
News from D.C. Danielle Freni, at the national office of Hillel, the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life,posted this awesome story (yep, I'm saying so myself) about the book and the coolest Jew I know... my dad. You rocked it and locked it, Danielle! Check it out!Descended from a long line of...
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Aug.17.2008
The Best of Love Fest As great as it all was... It wasn' t Rabbi Yonah and Rachel Bookstein's Instant Matchmaking, hot kosha buffet or the chocolate Fun-Jew. It wasn't the rad goodie bags from Modern Tribe and Jewcy or the fabu Heebster shuk vendors, Threaded Heritage, Dove Above, Rabbi's...
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Aug.14.2008
Love Fest of Heebster Fun in honor of Tu B'Av and sneak preview of Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe, with book signing, guest performances by Smooth-E aka comedian Eric Schwartz, 8th Day, DJ Eric Rosen, Instant Matchmaking™, Heebster shuk, drum circle, yummy eats, no-host...
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Aug.12.2008
Matthue Roth, one of the latest additions to MyJewishLearning.com, added a DVD bonus cut to the site! In Matthue's own words... Lisa Alcalay Klug’s new book, Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe, is a history and how-to manual of…well, being a cool Jew. Among other things,...
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Aug.11.2008
It's time to recognize Michelle Citrin for her innate Sheebster-ness. Girl is like Gumby. 'Member Gumby? Dude could just walk on into a book with his pony pal, Pokie. Michelle Citrin? It's like she done gone and walked right out of Cool Jew with her pal William Levin. In her awesome videos, she...
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