Friday, August 15, 2008

From the mailbag...

Psycho Toddler forwards a link to his Floyd inspired cover of Shlomo Carlebach's Nachamu.

Chris Barker writes:
Non-Jewish music producer here. This song has come up in a few of your posts, the one video of the black guy singing it and another discussing the context. Of course the word is offensive, how could there be any question? Whenever it is used even slightly negatively, it makes a mockery of the idea that the a righteous non jew is also entitled to a portion of the hereafter. Sure there's the historical justification, but I've heard the same thing for Wop, Spic, Spade, Cracker and Kike. Whether you say its the year 2008 or 5768, shouldn't we all know better by now? Typically when bring this up some folks claim to understand then go right back to using the word.

To be honest though, I dont get offended. It takes alot more than simple name calling and someone's attitude of superiority to get my goat.
Chris's website is Dubbing In Tokyo.

Rabbi Josh Yuter writes:
Dear Friends and Bloggers,
Some of you may know by now that I'm in the process of several moves. In addition to the craziness of the past few months, I am now moving to a new community and a new career path, having recently accepted the Rabbinic position at the Stanton St. Shul on New York's Lower East Side.

But the moves also extend to the internet, where faced with the questionable future of YUCS, I have moved YUTOPIA and the Jewish Guitar Chords archives to a new host with their own domain names.

YUTOPIA is now located at with the new feed link:

The Jewish Guitar Chords are now appropriately located at .

Currently YUCS is redirecting to the new site, but if you have links or subscriptions to YUTOPIA, I would greatly appreciate it if they could be updated (or if the word could be spread an all that).

Thank you all very much for your help and support. It's been an exciting time lately, and it doesn't look to be slowing down any time soon. I hope I'll be able to continue sharing in the next adventures of my little YUTOPIAN world.

Kol Tuv,
Mazal tov on the new position!