In this episode, Lou Scheimer’s He-Man teaches kids Teshuva – that we can always turn from evil, we can always change – in a distinctly bizarre early-80s package. Amazing how gender identity and body-imaging and what passes for appropriate costumes has changed over 26 years. Written by Ron Schultz and Sam Schultz. Beware of a video timing glitch at the end of Pt. 1 and beginning of Pt2 in which scenes are shuffled (the Orko in the water scene).
Morgan Freeman, J. Arthur Crank, and Spidey – what more could one hope for in a youtube video?
Magen Tzedek: Model of the Jewish Future or Show Without an Audience?
By Jay MichaelsonPublished November 18, 2009, issue of November 27, 2009.
The problem seems not to have changed. Back when I was at college, the egalitarian services couldn’t get a minyan, and so, while I didn’t like Orthodox liturgy, and didn’t approve of the mechitza (prayer barrier), I still schlepped up the extra flight of stairs to the traditional minyan, week after week. Whatever my personal preferences, it seemed that only Orthodox Jews cared enough to make the system work.
Excerpt – check out the full article at The Forward by clicking on the title above
Featured on the recent PBS special in which Bill Cosby received the Mark Twain Award. This is _so_ much fun. Enjoy!