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The (Double) Reading List: When a “Maccabeats” reference goes too far

Today the concerned and compassionate editors of New Voices are offering you a double reading list to apologize for dropping the ball on these roundups yesterday and on Monday. Enjoy these ten worthwhile links from the Jewish internet:

We all love Maccabeatlemania, but here’s how we shouldn’t use the craze that’s sweeping American Jewry. On another note, mazel tov! [CoolSmile91]

And here’s exactly how we should perpetuate that craze. Which Maccabeat do you want in your bed tonight? (Note: This is a cached version of the site. The real site keeps crashing because of the huge volume of visitors.) [No Fun Gaby Dunn]

Meanwhile, drug busts of Jews and college students abound. On the campus front, police arrest five Columbia students in a narcotics ring. [NYT]

And on the Jew front, authorities in Madrid catch a Chabad shliach with 4 kilograms of cocaine. [Ha’aretz]

As long as we’re on the subject of ultra-Orthodox people, these guys seem happy that it’s Hanukkah, despite being stuck in a traffic jam. [Channel 11]

And while on the subject of Hanukkah, check out this bizarre sign. [Jeff Goldberg]

Oh, you went to law school? Big mistake, buddy. Now I’m going to go drink, have sex and make tons of money with my MBA. [B-School Guy v. Law School Guy]

A gentile Indiana student calls for an end to anti-Semitism. [Indiana Daily Student]

The first sentence of this article pretty much sums up the NV staff’s feelings about the Great Hummus Debate: “Ask most Princeton students on campus about Sabra hummus and they will probably roll their eyes.” [Daily Princetonian]

How can a religious Jew justify being a slumlord? Elizabeth Dwoskin, who spoke at last year’s National Jewish Student Journalism Conference, wrote this interesting survey. [Village Voice]

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One Older Response to “The (Double) Reading List: When a “Maccabeats” reference goes too far”

  1. Concerned citizen
    December 8, 2010 at 11:30 pm #

    NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

    A thousand times NO!

    How has this auditory cotton candy (which is to say sickeningly sweet and all fluff) pervaded our society?

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