Second 9/11 Story
Judaism, Pop Culture |
September 17, 2009

Second 9/11 Story

Sorry this one is a little late but I feel compelled to share it. It is the story of my friends Esty and Dovi Scheiner. Esty and Dovi were raised in the Lubavitch communities in Crown Heights and Boro Park, respectively, in Brooklyn. They were set to be married on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The day of your wedding, in Judaism, holds a lot of different rituals than typical weddings. Yes, the bride has her hair and nails done but also the bride and groom (kallah and chassan) fast during the day......

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9/11 – 911 – Sept 11 – 11 Sept

I can’t believe it has been a full 8 years since September 11, 2001. It does feel like yesterday sometimes… and sometimes it feels like I saw it in a movie… wasn’t Will Smith in that one? So in the spirit of the day, I will share my story. September 11, 2001 – Jacksonville, Florida I was a junior at Jacksonville University. It was like any other morning. I didn’t want to get up and go to my Theatre Design class. Hell, I just didn’t want to get up. I have a......

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Matis and Matthue
Judaism |
August 28, 2009

Matis and Matthue

B”H I really have been enjoying Matthue Roth’s work (which I find on Facebook, My Jewish Learning, and his blog). His writing has really inspired me in the time I have been doing the Jewish content for Patheos. In fact, his article on Molly Goldberg + the interview with Aviva Kempner on NPR got me researching and ultimately writing about Molly. So Matthue has recently done an interview with Matisyahu for MJL which is a really incredible piece. He (and MJL) so graciously let me use it for the Patheos website. I......

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Drumroll please….
Pop Culture |
August 22, 2009

Drumroll please….

The results are in! I made it to the semi-finals of the Mad Men photo competition!! I am so excited, if for no other reason than there were over 4,500 entries and I am in the top 10 women! Thanks to everyone who voted for me, tweeted it, Facebooked it, and generally made me viral. 🙂 Here’s a link to the semi-finalists – http://bit.ly/MMSemiFinalist Stay tuned. I don’t know when we find out who wins but I will let you know when I know! -t...

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Mad Men contest part deux

Okay, so I don’t want to cast aspersions on this process but… The voting has been crazy. Doing my super-PR girl thing, I got the word out there about me. There have been over 500 clicks on my link – bit.ly/adgal (which is why I use bit.ly, they let you track clicks) but I am landing on the 8 or 9 page! EVERYONE in the contest has only 2 stars with the exception of one girl. She has three stars and has been sitting pretty as #1 in the contest for over......

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Ever feel like you were born at the wrong time?

I have… I have a passion for the advertising of the 1950’s & 60’s. Well, needless to say, my favorite television show is Mad Men. So when I heard that Banana Republic (one of my favorite stores) and Mad Men were hosting a contest, I knew I had to enter! The prize? Priceless! A chance for a walk on role on Mad Men but the Banana $1000 gift card doesn’t hurt! So I got a good friend of mine who is an incredible photographer to take some great pics of me wearing......

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Mad Men Contest
Pop Culture |
July 26, 2009

Mad Men Contest

So the BRILLIANT minds behind Mad Men and the clothing line, Banana Republic have come up with a fab contest. Submit your best “Mad look” and win a walk on role one Mad Men… Well, since I A. am addicted to Mad Men and B. am a Mad Ave gal myself (okay, not NYC but I am a PR/Marketing professional in Denver) and C. have a very special affinity for the 50’s/early 60’s… especially in fashion, I am entering the competition. I will send out the link to my page when I......

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Obama, Israel and the Financial Crisis pt. 2

So the previous post was born out of my Facebook conversations today. I would like to share with you the extended conversation I had with an acquaintance from college. We will call him “JU” (like our university). A few others jumped into the conversation and I will add them in with appropriate names. 🙂 After I posted the Patheos discussion about the Dems blaming the Jews, I got this comment on my wall – (here we go folks, be sure you are strapped in and ready for the ride) JU – talia,......

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Obama, Israel and the Financial Crisis pt. 1

So… as part of my job at Patheos, I posted a discussion in our discussion forum. Here is a link to it – Are Jews to Blame? In a nutshell (help I’m in a nutshell… sorry couldn’t resist) it discusses that more Democrats than Republicans BLAME JEWS!!! for the financial crisis!!!! 34%, in fact!! That is incredible to me considering that we Jews don’t have any financial magical power. There are those stereotypes. There have always been those stereotypes. Why? Because back in the day, Jews were forbidden from doing many jobs.......

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