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Katy Perry the Yiddishe Papa

April 24, 2014

This post first appeared in The Times of Israel.

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It’s time yet again for another Katy Perry video of questionable taste

In February, more than a few Muslims were offended by the pop singer’s “Dark Horse” music video, which featured her (dressed as Cleopatra) incinerating a character wearing an “Allah” pendant.

Now, with her imitation of a bar mitzvah MC in a promotional video for her new “Birthday” single, it’s the Jews’ turn to complain… maybe.

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© 2014 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

Calendar Seeks Naughty Jewish Boys

February 27, 2014

This piece was first published in The Times of Israel.

Yoel Weisshaus in an ad for American Apparel. His nudity costs a lot more than $50/hour. (Courtesy American Apparel)

Yoel Weisshaus in an ad for American Apparel. His nudity costs a lot more than $50/hour. (Courtesy American Apparel)

Some women (and men) like their Jewish men naughty, not nice. At least, that’s the premise behind the call that went out on Craigslist seeking Jewish men willing to pose for a calendar that will show “the sexy side of Judaism.”

This new “Naughty Jewish Boys” calendar is meant as an alternative to the “Nice Jewish Guys” calendar and other examples of popular culture that allegedly emasculate Jewish men, according to its creator Duncan Pflaster. In his call last week for models, Pflaster, a New York theater professional, made clear he is looking for “men willing to pose shirtless, in underwear, or tastefully nude.”

But that doesn’t mean that he’ll entertain applications only from men with ripped abs and chiseled jawbones. “Chubby/hairy ok,” he posted. He’ll pay $50 per hour and previous modeling experience is not necessary. And get this—“yarmulkes and payos” [are] a plus.”

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© 2014 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

Sarah Silverman Dad Gets Tuchus Tattoo

February 23, 2014

This piece first appeared in The Times of Israel.

1507694_10152162777380660_1718642378_nLike father, like daughter when it comes to doing things for shock value in the Silverman family. This time, it’s not raunchy and outspoken comedian Sarah Silverman who is in the spotlight. Instead, it’s all eyes on her father Donald Silverman…or more precisely, on his ass.

That is where (if he lets you) you’ll get a glimpse of a new tattoo he got as a Valentine’s Day present for his wife, Janice. It’s also a birthday present, since her birthday happens to be on February 14.

As tuchus tattoos go, it is quite sweet. “Janice” appears on a ribbon spread out across a heart and flower. Fortunately, Silverman, 76, stayed away from the more complex designs by tattoo artist Jason Holley at Big Kahuna Tattoo & Piercing in Boca Raton, Florida.

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© 2014 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.


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