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angiel
11-09-2005, 09:14 PM
THE CANADIAN JEWISH NEWS.

Nov 10, 2005




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A night of Storahtelling


By ANNA DURBIN
Special to the CJN

For most of the packed house in the Robert Gill Theatre, the opening performance at ReJewvenation: The Futures of the Jewish Culture was thoroughly enjoyable.

The conference, held Oct. 28 to 31 at the University of Toronto and organized primarily by U of T faculty members Andrea Most, Luis Kaplan and Anna Shternshis, featured academic papers, roundtable discussions, and theatrical and musical performances. It explored Jewish culture in the 21st century, and particularly current efforts to blend the traditional, such as klezmer music, with the contemporary, including queer weddings, drag and cyberspace.

The opening event featured keynote speaker Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, who talked about the “Performance of Jewishness.” A professor of performance studies at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Kirshenblatt-Gimblett is also affiliated with the department of Hebrew and Judaic studies.

She described a newly developing, edgy Jewish subculture, promoted by those who reject conventional Jewish beliefs or have been rejected by conventional Jewish believers – for example, homosexual Jews or “halfies” (children with one Jewish parent).

Kirshenblatt-Gimblett showed pictures of some famous “halfies,” including Goldie Hawn, Howard Stern and – surprisingly to many in the audience – Pete Sampras. Her vision of Judaism is anti-authoritarian, eclectic and includes taking apart traditional elements and putting them back together in a non-traditional fashion.

Some examples she used included a picture of a woman lighting Chanukah candles. The woman was sporting a bra made of two strategically placed yarmulkes with a single string.

Kirshenblatt-Gimblett also presented examples of a family who had a bar mitzvah for their dog and chassidic reggae artist Mattissiyahu. She described it as nostalgia with a twist. This new culture, which helps to form a community, could not exist without technology and more precisely, the Internet, she said.

Following Kirshenblatt-Gimblett’s talk, Rebbetzin Hadassah Gross, described in the program as “the reigning queen of neo-chassidic Judeo kitsch,” performed a Storahtelling program called The Rebbetzin’s Tisch.

This particular Rebbetzin, however, would stick out like a sore thumb in a crowd of Jewish bubbies. She is much taller, more muscular and broader than any rabbi’s wife we may know.

This Shabbat drag queen also sports an Adam’s apple. She dresses entirely in white, including a shimmering sequined suit, gloves, high heels and a cream coloured bouffant-style wig.

In her Storahtelling performance – a combination of storytelling and Torah – she discussed Shabbat preparations, weekly rituals and the joy she feels every time the sun goes down on Friday evening.

The crowd clearly showed their enjoyment of the rebbetzin’s edgy and comical interpretation of the Shabbat queen but also made them consider certain issues, such as whether Judaism should be more inclusive.

The following night featured Queer Jewish Weddings, a sold-out world-premiere performance concert that explores various aspects of queer Jewish weddings.

angiel
11-09-2005, 09:34 PM
THIS IS A QUESTION ASK OF HIM SOMETIME AGO< ABOUT HIN BEING JEWISH - HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY. :wavey: :angel: :D :)





Are you Jewish?

Brian801


Sampras: I'm 75 percent Greek, 25 percent Jewish. My Dad's Jewish. My Mom was born and raised in Greece; she's 100 percent Greek. My Dad's mother was Jewish, but his father is Greek. That's where we got the Sampras name. A Greek Jew.

angiel
11-09-2005, 09:37 PM
Personal and family life


Sampras is the third son of Sam and Georgia Sampras, Greek immigrants to the United States; his paternal grandmother was Sephardic Jewish. Sampras' older sister Stella is head coach at UCLA and his younger sister, Marion, is a teacher in Los Angeles. His older brother, Gus, is tournament director at Scottsdale ATP event.

On September 30 2000, Sampras married American actress Bridgette Wilson.

On November 21, 2002, son Christian Charles, was born to him and his wife Bridgette Wilson. In 2005, the couple welcomed their second son, Ryan Nicholas.

Sampras has thalassemia minor, a mild form of an inherited disease that causes anemia. Since this is a disease which reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells - vital for athletic activity - this makes his achievements all the more astounding.

Sampras' businesslike attitude to tennis and cautious handling of the press led critics to bemoan his lack of charisma, but his natural talent and work ethic meant that Sampras was always able to let his results speak for themselves.

ella andry
11-09-2005, 09:38 PM
THIS IS A QUESTION ASK OF HIM SOMETIME AGO< ABOUT HIN BEING JEWISH - HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY. :wavey: :angel: :D :)





Are you Jewish?

Brian801


Sampras: I'm 75 percent Greek, 25 percent Jewish. My Dad's Jewish. My Mom was born and raised in Greece; she's 100 percent Greek. My Dad's mother was Jewish, but his father is Greek. That's where we got the Sampras name. A Greek Jew.

Yes, ofcourse I hnew that. :) :wavey:

angiel
11-09-2005, 09:39 PM
Pete Sampras
Born: 12-Aug-1971
Birthplace: Washington, DC


Gender: Male
Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Sports - Tennis

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Fourteen Grand Slams

Father: Sam Sampras
Mother: Georgia Sampras
Sister: Stella (older, UCLA coach)
Sister: Marion (younger, teacher)
Brother: Gus
Wife: Bridgette Wilson (actress, m. 30-Sep-2001, one son)
Son: Christian Charles Sampras (b. 21-Nov-2002)


Greek Ancestry Maternal and Paternal
Jewish Ancestry Paternal (via grandmother)


Official Website:
http://www.petesampras

angiel
11-09-2005, 09:47 PM
Thoughts About Jews
Posted: 4/6/2005 5:49:00 PM
Author: Unknown
Source: http://www.standwithus.com


Thoughts...For Those Against Jews
Via Americancongressfortruth.com
Founder - Brigitte Gabriele, Lebanese Christian

Don't ever visit the Statue of Liberty...the words on the base, "Give me your tired, your poor..." was written by a Jew named Emma Lazarus.

Whatever you do, don't ever allow anyone in your family to take the polio vaccine...it was developed by a Jew named Jonas Salk.

Don't watch baseball; one of baseball's greatest pitchers, Sandy Koufax was a Jew. Sorry, you can count basketball out, too. One of the greatest coaches of all time, Arnold "Red" Auerbach, was the head coach of the legendary Boston Celtics where he won a record consecutive World Championships.

By the way, one of the greatest sportscasters of all time, Howard Cosell, was a Jew too.

I hope you don't like magicians. The greatest one of all time, Harry Houdini, was a Jew.

Don't ever watch TV. The entertainment pioneer who helped make TV the institution it is today was Milton "Mr. Television" Berle, who was a Jew.

Don't ever insist that your daughters receive the same pay as men do. The women's rights movement was led by a Jew named Gloria Steinem.

Don't ever watch a Miss America Pageant; Bess Myerson, a Jew, won that coveted title in 1945.

Don't ever look at fine art; you might accidentally see the work of the (Jewish), world-famous artist, Marc Chagall. Check the windows in the UN building.

Don't read a textbook about physics...the 20th century figure which most shaped our understanding of the universe was a Jew named Albert Einstein.

Don't ever belong to any union associated with the AFL-CIO...the person who CO-founded and was the first President of the American Federation of Labor as a Jew named Samuel Gompers.

Don't ever seek professional assistance from a psychologist or psychiatrist..the man who founded that branch of knowledge was a Jew named Sigmund Freud.

Don't ever see movies like ET, the Indiana Jones series, or JursassicPark. The man who directed those movies was a Jew named Steven Spielberg.

Don't ever insist that you a have a right to privacy from government intrusion...the man who first advanced that theory at the Supreme Court was a Jew named Louis Brandeis.

Don't even attend any musical written by Rogers and Hammerstein. Hammerstein was a Jew. In fact, better not go to Broadway at all: You might accidentally see a play by Neil Simon, Arthur Miller, or David Mamet.. all Jews.

Maybe you should leave the USA altogether because a very good friend of George Washington was a man by the name of Chaim Solomon, of Rhode Island. Mr. Solomon in no small way helped to finance the American Revolution...and you guessed it; Chaim Solomon was Jewish!

Don't ever read the psalms from the Bible...many were written by a Jewish King named David.

Don't sing "God Bless America"...it was written by a man named Irving Berlin. By the way, George Gershwin, Isaac Stern, Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Rubenstein, Yitzchak Pearlman, Yasha Heifetz, Sir

George Solti, Fritz Reiner, Yehudi Menuin, Andre Previn, Benny Goodman, Herb Alpert, Stan Getz, Daniel Barenboim, Bert Bachrach, Barbara Striesand, The Marx Brothers, and the Three Stooges were all Jews, too.

You should be aware that Louis Armstrong and Sammy Davis, Jr. were not born Jews... but the they did decide to convert to Judaism.

Don't watch or play tennis. Pete Sampras, the World's greatest tennis player, is a Greek Jew. Boris Becker, 3-time Wimbledon champ (1985-86,89) is a Jew, too.

I hope you hate to laugh: Adam Sandler, Billy Crystal, Jerry Seinfeld, Jerry Lewis, Rodney Dangerfield, Jackie Mason, Carl Reiner, Jerry Stiller, George Burns, Freddie Prinze, Alan King, Jon Lovitz, Howie

Mandel, Richard Lewis, Jack Benny, and Don Rickles are all Jewish.

These are just a handful...there are many more lesser known Jews who have contributed to the benefit of mankind. BUT Lastly; if you still hate Jews, please consider this:

You probably should not ever be a part of any Christian church... Rumor has it that Jesus Christ was a Jewish Rabbi. In fact, "The Last Supper" was very likely a celebration of the Jewish Passover Seder

ritual meal.

Can you imagine how far advanced the world might have been if the Nazi's hadn't murdered 6 million in WW2?

angiel
11-09-2005, 09:50 PM
READ THIS< SOME OLD NEWS I FIND.

Just last week, tennis superstar Pete Sampras, following in the footsteps of Madeleine Albright, Hillary Clinton, Tom Stoppard and Harrison Ford, came out of the Jewish closet.

ataptc
11-10-2005, 03:39 AM
Why are people against Jews?

angiel
11-12-2005, 06:10 PM
Why are people against Jews?


There could be for a lots of reason, why do anyone hate anyone? :wavey: :angel:

almouchie
11-22-2005, 09:46 PM
i didnt know that about him & that doesnt sit well with me

angiel
11-22-2005, 09:53 PM
i didnt know that about him & that doesnt sit well with me



Why is that? we are all created equal you know.

almouchie
11-23-2005, 10:36 AM
Why is that? we are all created equal you know.
yeah i know that

it's just that were I come from we have history with them & its mostly wars, invasion, & the like

u dont see regular ppl( celebrity, famous or not) come out & say hey i am christian.
but for another to say i am jew its fine _ more so something very commandable
but if someone says he is a muslim_ well he will be looked down on & thought to be a terrible evil person
It's a shame, te whole world needs enlightening

pete will always be pete :worship: for me, I have more memories watching him play than in my own life

angiel
11-26-2005, 07:34 PM
yeah i know that

it's just that were I come from we have history with them & its mostly wars, invasion, & the like

u dont see regular ppl( celebrity, famous or not) come out & say hey i am christian.
but for another to say i am jew its fine _ more so something very commandable
but if someone says he is a muslim_ well he will be looked down on & thought to be a terrible evil person
It's a shame, te whole world needs enlightening

pete will always be pete :worship: for me, I have more memories watching him play than in my own life

Well said my friend, :worship: there will come a time when the color of our skin will no longer matter to who we are are what race we are - keep the faith, I do. :wavey: :) :D

angiel
01-25-2006, 10:41 PM
Jewish athletes are among world's best
Commentary

By Andrew Tanker

Issue date: 1/24/06 Section: Sports


Being a Jewish athlete isn't all about getting picked last or not at all for the basketball game, but if that is the case, what great irony this world brings.

Some of the world's most famous athletes, coaches and sports minds, past and present, have been Jewish.

If it's Olympic medals that impress you, does Mark Spitz's name ring a bell?

How about the hero of the 1996 U.S. gymnastics team, Kerri Strug?

Sarah Hughes won the figure skating gold medal in the 2002 winter Olympics, and 2006 gold medal hopeful Sasha Cohen just finished winning the 2006 U.S. championships.

If Olympic sports don't suit you, how about the successes of tennis legend Pete Sampras? Some consider Sampras to be the best tennis player of all time. Sampras has won the player of the year award more times than anyone else in history, and has finished the year as the highest ranked tennis player more than anyone. His 14 grand slam singles titles are also the most by any player.

David Beckham is not only the most rich and famous soccer player of our time, but has his posters hanging on the walls of ladies around the world.

Now that it is well established that Jews are the best swimmers, soccer and tennis players of all time, what about baseball, football and basketball?

Well, Sandy Koufax was a pretty good pitcher. Koufax won the National League MVP, was a World Series MVP twice, and won the most coveted award for pitchers -- the Cy Young -- three times. Koufax finished with a career ERA under 3.00 and now has a plaque resting in the Hall of Fame as one of the greatest pitchers ever to play.

Lou Boudreau is in the Hall of Fame, also. Boudreau won the AL MVP, was an eight-time All-Star, and was a basketball All-American for the University of Illinois.

In football there's Al Davis, Jay Fiedler, Sage Rosenfels and Maryland punter Adam Podlesh. OK, so football's not our best sport -- you can't be good at everything.

Moving on.

With nine championship rings, including eight straight from 1959 to 1966, Red Auerbach has won 938 basketball games in his coaching career. Auerbach coached the All-Star team for 11 straight years, and has been voted the greatest NBA coach of all time on more than one occasion.

Larry Brown recently became the fourth winningest coach ever and has more than 1,000 career wins. He is the only coach to win both an NBA title and a college championship. Brown was selected to coach the Olympic team in 2004 and holds the NBA record for most career assists.

The North Carolina record holder for most points per game in a career does not belong to Michael Jordan, Antawn Jamison or Rashad McCants. That record, along with many others, belongs to Jewish star Lennie Rosenbluth. Art Heyman still holds the Duke record for most points per game in a career, was named player of the year and was the first pick in the NBA draft.

More recently, preseason All-American candidate Jordan Farmar is leading injury-plagued UCLA to a top-20 ranking. He averages six assists per game, which is among the best in the nation.

So next time you go to the gym and see the Jewish kid waiting on the sideline for the next game because you did not choose the "chosen one," just realize the irony. David Stern is the one that will announce the picking that matters for many who have NBA dreams. Without hearing your name from the mouth of this Jewish commissioner's mouth, it is you who will be sitting on the sideline of your dreams.

And if you are still not persuaded that Jewish athletes are among the most celebrated in sports history, maybe a little more "creative" persuasion is needed. We'll just send former welterweight champion of the world Zab "Super" Judah to have a conversation with you. You can tell him otherwise.