What's all this?

So I was wandering around the Lower East Side, looking to see what kind of trouble I could get into when I ran into these mysterious, randomly placed Jewlicious Festival stickers! I had to document this affront to the aesthetic sensibilities of one of New York City’s up and coming neighborhoods (judging by all the JP Morgan execs on skateboards). This is wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Wrong like David Kelsey in Gold Lamé. Just sayin’ is all. See you at the Festival. Buy your tickets now.

Speaking of Gold Lamé, this year American Apparel is once again urging you to “Stop Your Kvetching.” Follow the link, take the stupid Jew quiz and pass or fail, you can get 20% off any online purchase over $75. That’s a little present just for the Jews. Sort of. Well at least I think so judging by the Hassid in the ad. Whatever. You don’t see fucking Abercrombie and Fitch doing stuff like that.

Have a froyliche Nittel Nacht! Seriously though, follow that link and find out how in some Jewish circles, religious Jews abstain from Torah study on X-Mas eve lest any good that comes of it be attributed to Jesus – and you know what ck thinks of Jesus… For those of you in New York, we’ll see you at Heebonism and if you don’t want me to punch you in the face, don’t go. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.


  • I heard a shiur about the no-Torah-on-Christmas thing. There are a bunch of reasons that people have suggested over the years. Some were a bit wacky, like the idea that by not learning on Christmas eve you are making sure that you only learn Torah for a “perfect” 365 days a year, subtracting the extra 1/4 day, and the much more practical, like the suggestion that Jews wouldn’t go to the Beit Midrash in fear of running into drunken revelers with retribution for the death of their lord on their mind.