Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Purim News Headlines - 2008

In the spirit of the season, we are pleased to bring you news headlines the J-media will not be bringing you. Besides, Rabbi Zev Brenner needs some more material for his Purim show. (Hi, Zev!)

Here are the ledes:

Blog in Dm Tagline Changed To "Blogging Jewish Music From Lipa to Lipa"

Rabbis Ban Reading Bans; Cite Negative Impact of Bans on Emunas Chachomim

Lipa Schmeltzer To Replace Abe Karpen Opposite Natalie Portman in New Film "New York, I Love You"

Neshoma Orchestra Releases New Album: "Smorg-Walking"
(Follow-up volume to be called "Smorg Walking: The Next Course")

New Michoel Pruzansky album "Heter Iska" A Smash Hit!

MBD Releases "Just One Shabbos" Remix To Raise Funds For Spinka Rebbe's Legal Defense Fund

Hirhurim Blog Welcomes New Co-Blogger Noah Feldman

Abe Foxman Apologizes To Armenian Community and Resigns

NY Jewish Week Publishes Positive Profile Of Rav Hershel Schachter

Rabbi Aaron Schechter Boycotts Eli Gerstner. Cites Provocative Wigs On Actors in "YBC Live" Video

Members of Agudath Israel of America's "Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah" Apologize for Rash (of) Bans

Yeshivas Chaim Berlin Bans Styrofoam Cups: Similarity To Indecent "Sheitel Heads" Cited As Cause

New Children's Entertainer "Feter Lipa" A Smash Hit: Over 300 Concerts Booked For 2008.

Rabbis Sign Ban Deodorant Endorsement Deal; Kao Brands CEO Says Anti-Concert Leaders "A Perfect Match For Our Product!"

Rabbis Ban Beis Yaakov H.S. Productions; "Nazi Dancers" Union Protests

Elliot Spitzer Hired As New Torah Temimah Administrator; Margolis Praised For Raising Standards

Sheya Mendlowitz Releases New Album "Lipa in Overtime!"

Rolling Stones Concert at MSG Banned; Mick Jagger Outraged At Last Minute Ban By Chareidi Rabbis

New Matisyahu Project: "Shteeble Hip Hop: Karliner Nigunim From Da Hood"

Novominsker Rebbe Joins Facebook

Jewish Observer Runs Cover Story On "Gedolim At Risk - Newest Community Crisis"

Brooklyn Entrepreneur Becomes Overnight Millionaire With Kosher Burqa Store On Coney Island Avenue.
(Rabbis Pesach Eliyahu Falk and Aharon Schechter rumored to be silent partners)

Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Welcomes HaRav Don Segal Shlita As New Mashgiach Ruchani

Finally, an historic discovery. Blog in Dm's intrepid historical researchers have found that as a sideline to his political career, former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill moonlighted as a simcha band leader. Apparently, the extra $$$ was too good to resist.

In this photo, Sir Churchill can be seen cuing the well-known Carlebach melody for L'shana Haba in Bb.

Previous years' Purim headlines can be found here, here, and here.