In episode 2 Mike spends the day with Ohad Cohen who as a secular teenager was a part of the nascent Israeli rap scene but is now fully immersed in the ultra orthodox Jewish community . He still has high hopes of making it as a rapper though.

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Talia aka @nerdwithavoice entertains us with actual comments made by people when confronted with an Orthodox, Jewish feminist. Says Talia: I’ve wanted to make this video for a LONG TIME, based on countless conversations and experiences I’ve had as an Orthodox Jewish feminist. That’s right, I’m “one of those.” … Also, I realize that there […]

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What happens when a group of white folks gets together to try Jewish food for the first time? The assembled honkies whities tried chopped liver, tzimmes, geffilte fish and kugel. Pretty much everyone hated the geffilte fish, which totally makes sense. I’m Jewish and I hate that stuff so why would regular white folks like […]

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Our brave brothers tried chopped liver, tzimmes and geffilte fish. I won’t tell you what happened, but I will tell you that they totally hated the geffilte fish because, what were you expecting? Was that really a surprise? Also someone is not doing sufficient outreach to the African American community – these guys thought that […]

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“How can we co-exist when one side doesn’t exist?” Welcome to Noisey Israel Palestine: Hip Hop in the Holy Land. After Noisey Atlanta, Noisey Jamaica, and Noisey Chiraq comes a series hosted and co-directed by Mike Skinner that takes the temperature of the rap scene in Israel and Palestine. In Episode 1 Mike […]

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Foreign Policy Magazine is what one picks up in order to get well written, informative and insightful articles about international politics. What I never expected was a similarly great article about A-WA, an Israeli band made up of three second generation Yemeni sisters who sing in contemporary, beat-inflected Arabic: From the shisha-smoking old lady with […]

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is a Web series created, directed and hosted by Jerry Seinfeld. Each episode features a fancy shmancy vintage car, a guest comedian and a chat over coffee at a random café or restaurant. Currently in its sixth season, the show has been wildly successful, garnering over 100 million views despite […]

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A 23-year-old Hasidic Jew struggles to come to terms with the tension of staying true to tradition, and life as a young man in modern Britain, in Billy Lumby’s short film Samuel-613. Set in east London, Shmilu is already divorced, grasping to control his coming-of-age and a creeping curiosity for life […]

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Oh BuzzFeed. Here we go again with the spectacle of apparently clueless Americans trying something new and ethnic. I’d understand the cluelessness if the tasting panel was made up of bumpkins from like, Iowa or something. But these folks are from New York, probably the most cosmopolitan city in the world where one can get […]

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Chaimie tries to get Leizer out of his Maccabean shell by proving the virtues of Hellenistic culture and the power of a pita. Drinking in the very best that Montreal’s multicultural Mile End has to offer, Chaimie and Leizer, best friends and debating adversaries, tackle life, love, and lactose intolerance in this foodie centric web […]

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