Music From La Bottine Souriante [Videos]

Music From La Bottine Souriante  [Videos]

Following is a selection of music by the Quebec folk rock band La Bottine Souriante, whose name translates as “The smiling boot”, a comical reference to the appearance of a work boot with worn-out soles. The style of the group illutrates the manner in which American and Quebec music have roots that are intertwined.

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Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Tetzaveh 5775

Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Tetzaveh 5775

  This Shabbat, Parshat Tetzaveh candle lighting will be at 5:27 PM in Brooklyn New York. Candle lighting, which is 18 minutes before sunset, differs from one locality to another. Chabad.org has the candle lighting time  for your locality, as well as articles on the parsha and other topics of interest. These articles can be printed...

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Shocking Indifference To Child Sex Trafficking [Video]

Shocking Indifference To Child Sex Trafficking [Video]

Two young teenage cousins in Ohio were abducted by sex traffickers, and could not be found for months, so effectively were they imprisoned by their captors.The manner in which they were “turned out” resembled the manner that prisoners are forced into sexual slavery by other prisoners, through unrestrained horrific violence and sexual degradation. What...

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UCLA Student Government Grills Jewish Candidate

UCLA Student Government Grills Jewish Candidate

Jews not welcome If you are running for a post in the student government at UCLA, expect extra scrutiny if you are Jewish. Rachel Beyda, a Jewish student running for a seat on a judicial council at UCLA was grilled about whether she could, as a Jew be impartial if there was a dispute...

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Looking Back At Silent Films [Video]

Looking Back At Silent Films [Video]

Back in the late 1920’s, films with sound were known as “talkies”. As dialogue became possible, the demands on the actors shifted. Today, the skills demanded of silent film stars have earned respect. Following is a documentary about silent films.

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Bobby Jindal Zings Obama [Video]

Bobby Jindal Zings Obama [Video]

Rudy Giuliani has attracted widespread criticism for his statement that Obama seems not to love America. Bobby Jindal, a successful Governor of Louisiana has leveled scathing and accurate criticism of President Obama. Jindal, unlike “moderates” who like to “reach across the aisle”, does not walk away from the battles that must be fought. He...

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ISIS Abducts 90 Assyrian Christians In Syria [Video]

ISIS Abducts 90 Assyrian Christians In Syria [Video]

ISIS has now declared open war on Assyrian Christians in Syria, abducting 90 people who it boastfully described as “crusaders”. The Obama administration’s response seems to be to avoid facing Islamists today by evoking memories of Christian human rights violations centuries ago.

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Albanian Folk Music [Video]

Albanian Folk Music [Video]

Traditional Albanian popular music sounds like it has absorbed a lot of Turkish influence, as well as from its Balkan, Greece and Macedonia. At the same time, Albanian music has a soul of its own. Following is a selection of recent Albanian folk music.

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Al Shabaab Terror Group Targets Malls Owned By Jews

Al Shabaab Terror Group Targets Malls Owned By Jews

Al Shabaab, a Somali terrorist group has called for attacks on malls owned by Jews around the world. In a recent video posted on Twitter, the anonymous Al Shabaab spokesman named specific targets, stating as follows. “If just a handful of mujahedeen fighters could bring Kenya to a complete standstill for nearly a week,...

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12 Year Old Slams Obama In Viral Speech [Video]

12 Year Old Slams Obama In Viral Speech [Video]

Rudy Giuliani has been harshly criticised in the major media outlets for saying that President Obama doesn’t really love America.Fortunately, we live in a time when grass roots voices can be heard along with those of the overpaid talking heads that still dominate public debate. CJ Pearson is a twelve-year-old middle schooler who is...

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Jefferson Airplane and Betty Boop [Video]

Jefferson Airplane and Betty Boop [Video]

What is it like to love someone deeply and still have stormy moments with them? Listening to “Today” by the Jefferson Airplane that is used as the sound track for a Betty Boop video makes it all so clear to me.

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Syrian Web Site Exposes Human Rights Abuses From Within

Syrian Web Site Exposes Human Rights Abuses From Within

Raqqa is the capital of the cancer known as the “Islamic State” It is well known that ISIS treats non Muslims as less than human. What is less well known is that Muslims living under ISIS rule are being enslaved as well.Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently is a web site dedicated to exposing human...

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Shabbat Shalom Parshat Terumah 5775

Shabbat Shalom Parshat Terumah 5775

        The following is an adaptation of a post last year for Parshat Terumah. This week, parshat Terumah, candle lighting will be at 5:19 PM in Brooklyn, NY. Candle lighting, which is 18 minutes before sunset, can vary from one city to another. Shabbat in Brooklyn, NY, ends Saturday night at 6:19...

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MomTakes On Pimps While Cops Take Their Time

MomTakes On Pimps While Cops Take Their Time

It’s easier to get cops to snswer a noise complaint than to get them to respond to a child being trafficked. When willwe start to care enough to do something about this?

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What It Looks Like Being A Jew In Paris [Video]

What It Looks Like Being A Jew In Paris [Video]

The advice given to Jews visiting Paris is to not wear a yarmulka on the streets. Here is why.

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Republic Day Instead of President’s Day

Republic Day Instead of President’s Day

  Changing President’s Day to Republic Day The following is an edited version of an article that appeared last year on Globe Tribune.Info. Today, President’s Day was observed in the usual perfunctory fashion that involved sales, closed government offices and suspension of mail delivery. Where the calendar used bear the notations of Lincoln’s birthday...

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How Will Obama Respond to Copenhagen Attack On Folks At A Prayer Meeting?

How Will Obama Respond to Copenhagen Attack On Folks At A Prayer Meeting?

The Obama Administration seems to have funny ideas about terror attacks. The Fort Hood Shooting was “work place violence”. The Paris kosher supermarket attack during the pre-Shabbat rush was an attack on “some folks in a deli”. We can safely assume that the attack on a Copenhagen synagogue will be referred to as “some...

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Skewed Statistics Used by Israel’s Enemies

Skewed Statistics Used by Israel’s Enemies

The Palestinian Authority fails at providing education, basic infrastructure and economic development. It excels in providing Kassam rockets, terror training and statistics about civilian casualties.Unfortunately, the stats are about as reliable as Kassam rockets, but far more effective a weapon against Israel.

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The Dangers of a Low Birth Rate [Videos]

The Dangers of a Low Birth Rate [Videos]

Anyone who grew up in the 1960’s and ’70’s has probably been exposed to a drum beat of propaganda against over-population. Malthusian demographic models were used to create fears of food shortage and famine. The campaign for lower birth rates has created a success that has exceeded all expectations. In Europe, most nations have...

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Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Mishpatim 5775

Shabbat Shalom Dear Readers Parshat Mishpatim 5775

 The following is an edited version of an article that appeared last year on Globe Tribune.Info. This week, Parshat Mishpatim, candle lighting in Brooklyn, NY will be at 5:10 PM. Shabbat will end on Saturday night at 6:12PM. Chabad.org has a section on its web site with candle lighting in your locality, as well as...

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The Sweet Revenge of a North Korean Refugee Living in South Korea [Video]

The Sweet Revenge of a North Korean Refugee Living in South Korea [Video]

Yeon-Mi Park is a twenty something North Korean defector who’s become a TV Star in South Korea. Her television show serves a dual function. It skewers North Korea’s ruthless leadership and the grim conditions it perpetuates, doing so through skits and biting satire. Occasionally, the curtain of comedy parts to reveal heart wrenching anguish,...

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Soviet Intervention in Scientific Theory, and Its Grim Toll [Videos]

Soviet Intervention in Scientific Theory, and Its Grim Toll [Videos]

“Global warming” and “climate change” have been aggressively promoted by environmentalists as an unassailable scientific truth, from which dissent is seen as bordering on the level of criminality. There are many precedents for politically driven incursions into the world of science. Galileo was famously persecuted by the Catholic Church for stating that the earth...

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Sheldon Silver Holds Trafficked Girls Hostage In NY State Assembly

Sheldon Silver Holds Trafficked Girls Hostage In NY State Assembly

There is a bill in the NY State Assembly that would have put harsh penalties on sex trafficking. Sheldon Silver has refused to uncouple the legislation from pro abortion legislation, effectively sentencing trafficked underaged girls  to life on the street. What’s the matter Shel? Not enough money for you?

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The Troubled Past of Psychiatry

The Troubled Past of Psychiatry

  Since its birth in the 19th century, the field of psychiatry has struggled to secure the respect of the medical profession. Many critics advance [persuasive evidence that psychiatry is not a science at all. Today, as the gatekeepers of the multi-billion dollar psychotropic medication industry, it has a place that is secured more...

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