Shabbat Surfing: The Rich Set Him Up! (?)


Could Eliot Spitzer be the Jewish Marion Barry? The inevitable conspiracy theories surface at Jewlicious. They might be worth pursuing, you know, if he hadn’t actually admitted to spending eighty large on hookers.

Tom Ricks on washingtonpost.com ran excerpts of a report on how concentrating on counter-insurgency operations degraded the IDF’s ability to fight a more conventional war such as the one against Hezbollah in 2006. He wonders whether the US Army’s current experience in Iraq could have similar consequences.

Arjewtino has a great post about wearing his father’s suit, giving props to another blogger who described it as, “Superman putting on his cape.”

Our neighbors at 17th Street Hardware make it into the landmark hearing at the Supreme Court about gun rights.

Patrick Sauer at Jewcy handicaps the NCAA field by their Tribe affiliations (as previously mentioned, I’m pulling for Memphis).

And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention along with half the other bloggers in DC that the cast and crew of State of Play was shooting up the street at the Temple of the Scottish Rite. There have been plenty of other posts about this elsewhere, but one of our preschool classes took a walk up the street to check out the scene. Unfortunately, Russell Crowe was not available to participate in circle time.

Speaking of movies…After the jump: The Best of Purim on YouTube

For everyone’s comfort, assume that what follows is NOT SAFE FOR WORK and will probably offend you, if you’re the type to get offended.

From Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad comes probably the most raunchy of the Purim shorts:

Rob Cutler’s Shushan Channel delivers probably the cleverest short of the season:

If your posse rolls more along educational lines, then this rap from Hypersemitic in Jerusalem may be more your speed.

Finally, in case it’s been awhile since you had the pleasure of attending a High School Purim Party check out the following excerpts from the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning’s bash at the Prince Cafe in DC with DJ Mona. I particularly like the belly dancing, the awkward social interactions and the inevitable circle consisting entirely of girls dancing together while the boys are off being too cool to notice…

Let us know if we missed your favorite in the comments.

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