Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
The death of Leon Klinghoffer cannot be explained away.
We have become enslaved to the very technology designed to liberate us.
A contemporary lesson from the Torah’s application of quarantine.
As the sun dips below the horizon on October 24, an estimated one million people worldwide will be participating in this extraordinary initiative.
Judaism's timely guidelines on preventing illicit sexual relationships.
Israeli expertise is working to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in Africa.
Attacks and hateful rhetoric against Jews are on the rise – and it’s not just Jews who should worry.
Is an apology enough?
My wife of two months just told me she wants a divorce.
Life is full of disappointments and frustrations. Now what?
The stranger-than-fiction true story of Swami Vijayananda.
Ingrained bias caused Einstein to make what he called the biggest blunder of his career.
And why that is big news.
The real truth about love.
Don’t live in the past. The best is yet to come!
As someone who hated the dating scene and did something about it, Casey Shevel knows a thing or two about effective dating.
On setting up previous dates, moving to small town for a great job but few dates, and taking a break from dating.
Breaking someone’s heart for the right reason.
In Judaism, every day is Mother's Day and Father's Day.
The Torah manner of giving charity, respecting others' property, and dealing honestly in business.
Independent sources confirm many of the major and minor characters of the Bible.
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
Nissim Black’s search for light amidst the darkness.
The Hanukkah Story in 8 hit songs.A short medley of pop music parodies through the ages.
Everything you need to know about Hanukkah. Share with your family and friends.
Miracles do sometimes happen. Based on a true story. A timely Hanukkah message.
When I go to sleep I’m out like a light. My wife though takes a bit longer and then blames me for it, like there’s a certain amount of sleep to go around, and I’m using all of it up.
We Jews love to laugh at ourselves. So let’s do that with some “Jewpers” – or Bloopers involving Jews.
Does focusing on material things bring happiness?
What is the essence of friendship?
Are you on the path to attain true success?
And they’re not what you think!
December 31, 2011
May 8, 2012 2:10 AM
All People Can Be the Same
This video from Revenge of the Nerds, is an allegory to what we Jews have faced throughout history with persecution. This is why our grandparents escaped Eastern Europe, Russia, and Western Europe trom the progroms and the evil that so many so-called beautful people of so-called Ayrian race of Gemans following the insanity that embraced that Cultured country. Those Jews that could and did escape tried successfully to assimilate into American and British lifestyles. If we as Jews ask who else feels left out downtrodden, discriminated against, join us as we are all alike and should embrace the family that we were told G-d created for all of us. Like the late George Carland said, just you might wear a hat and the other guy does not wear a hat is not justification for hatred to develop. Do not give into hate, that truly leads to the dark side of humanity's life in misery. Far better to embrace the light of humanity for all to learn to try to understand one another and try to find common ground so we can all exist on spaceship Planet Earth for the betterment of all Mankind.
January 5, 2012 5:39 PM
Why is this video on a Jewish website?
I think because Jews are the ones in the world designed by G-d to swim against the current. And even though we’re not the majority (unlike in this video) we will eventually have the positive acclaim of the world when they realize our values are right. As it says in Psalms: “The stone that was despised by the builders has become the cornerstone.” (Psalms Ch. 118)
In the meantime we are ridiculed. Being different means forcing others to call into question why they are not different in the same way. It’s especially uncomfortable when the reasons are not good reasons; when the different people are in some way better. When the reason for not being different is laziness or complacency or bigotry or a lack of concern about injustice, etc., etc.
Then it really hurts. So it’s easier to ridicule than to change.
January 4, 2012 4:02 AM
i think the reason why we ridicule those who are different is because it thereatens who we are... there's 'strength in numbers'- we feel good and validated when others are just like us...
or maybe we ridicule because we feel inferior- cuz we wish we had the confidence to be different, but smehow just keep on melting into the crowd, and going w the flow....
January 3, 2012 3:41 PM
I am Spartacus!
I am Nerdacus! No I am Nerdacus! No I am Nerdacus you Nerd!
January 2, 2012 12:44 AM
Everyone is a NERD
I love it!! This is Awesome!!
I personally think that in every society or situation you are.... More people than you think, think of themselves as different and NERDY!! i.e. Undeserving of popularity and or inferior because to a certain extent most people are insecure about themselves and how others relate to them because they can only see as far as their brain takes them!!
Congrats!! And gluck!! to all those nerds in real life!! Stand up for yourslelf!1 Not in a protest.... just value yourself.... There are more people like you then you think!!!!
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.