Judging by our Web stats, we can only assume that a lot of visitors to JewTube aren’t Jewish. As such it behooves us to provide you, our dear visitors, with videos that are educational. It is with this in mind that we present you with this long-form 40 minute video outlining the full history of […]

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A latke is a fried potato pancake, often consumed by Jews on Hanukkah to commemorate the miracle of oil – the Maccabees wanted to rededicate the Temple after conquering the Greeks. In order to do so they needed sanctified oil to light the Menorah but only had enough oil to last one day and it […]

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This Hanukkah collaboration between Erez Cohen, Six13, A.K.A. Pella, & The Y Studs is probably pretty good but it’s hard to tell what with all the ugly Hanukkah sweaters that are all over this video! Talk about distracting… You too can wear the same ugly Hanukkah apparel worn by the guys and dolls in this […]

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In this clip, featuring the cast of Saturday Night Live and Alec Baldwin, SNL very clearly demonstrates how difficult it is to fit Hanukkah into a Christmas-style celebration. How so? Well, Hanukkah is actually a pretty complex holiday. Yes, the Maccabees definitely kicked their enemies butts and managed to rededicate the holy temple. However, many […]

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Hannukah means another holiday video by the Maccabeats. It’s as inevitable as Christmas envy, Matzoball parties and latkes vs. sufganiyot debates. This year the a capella boys from Yeshiva University do a parody of “Shut Up And Dance” by Walk the Moon, while sharing their latke recipe. Here’s an actual latke recipe you can use […]

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…while singing Yiddish folk songs. Hans Breuer, the subject of the 2005 book Schlepping Through the Alps: My Search for Austria’s Jewish Past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd witnessed the growing refugee crisis in Europe. As the son of Jewish parents who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930’s and became homeless refugees, the situation struck […]

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Adrian Chen at the New Yorker wrote a long, well researched piece on the role Twitter played in Megan Phelps-Roper’s decision to leave the Westboro Baptist Church, founded by her grandfather Fred Phelps. The piece, written for New Yorker’s annual technology issue showed how a twitter discussion between Megan and David Abitbol of Jewlicious fed […]

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The RCA is one of the world’s largest organizations of Orthodox rabbis and is the main professional rabbinical association within Modern Orthodoxy in the United States. Recently, the RCA passed a resolution which states, “RCA members with positions in Orthodox institutions may not ordain women into the Orthodox rabbinate, regardless of the title used; or […]

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Eitan Chitayat put together this spoken word presentation that spans the width and breadth of pretty much every kind of Jew there is, interspersed with inspirational commentary. These are tough times for the Jews and this inspirational video has come at the right time. Eitan wrote: Lest any Jew forgets – because of all the […]

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“The deepest question any of us can ask is: Who am I? To answer it we have to go deeper than, Where do I live? or What do I do? The most fateful moment in my life came when I asked myself that question and knew the answer had to be: I am a Jew. […]

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