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Enjoy this musical Happy Jewish New Year greeting from our friends at Temple B’Nai Pocho.

The Jewish High Holiday of Rosh HaShanah, which marks 5780 years since the Creation of the World, starts Sunday at sundown.

Happy New Year y Shanah Tovah tambien. [Mas…]


Knishin in the Mission is the first new single in 10 years from Latino-Jewish collective Hip Hop Hoodíos. [Mas…]

Do you know the Hip Hop Hoodios — North America’s leading Jewish Latino bi-coastal hip hop collective? [Mas…]

I’ve never understood antisemitism.

As a Mexican-American man with little exposure to Jewish people up until college, that hate always seemed like one group of white people discriminating another group of white people for no good reason.

I never understood why if our country went to war against the Nazis in World War II, we would have Americans that would act like the enemy.

We are supposed to be the heroes, not the villains. [Mas…]


A musical shoutout (and Hebrew/Spanish pun) to all our friends at Temple Beth Pocho who, at sundown Sunday, are celebrating Rosh HaShanah, which marks 5779 years since the creation of the world. Happy New Year y Le Shanah Tovah tambien.

What is that date on the Mayan Calendar?

(Tekiah? One of the traditional four ritual blasts on the ram’s horn, or shofar, on the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. Think of TEKIAH as an Old Testament GRITO and you’ll be on the right track.)

Hebrew homies Jaquann and Luis get munchies, make matzo balls (NSFW video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE March 28, 2018 Cultura
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On Passover (“Pesach” in Hebrew), los Judios eat “bitter herbs” to remember “the bitterness of slavery in Egypt.” In this video, Hebrew homeboys Jaquann and Luis start out with a sweeter herb and then have to satisfy their munchies with matzo balls. Passover starts Friday night a little after 4:20 — sundown, to be exact. […]

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Get those poor Middle Eastern ‘chain immigrants’ outta here! (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA December 23, 2017 Cartoons
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Los Hip Hop Hoodíos spark ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ for Chanukah (videos)

by SOY VEY December 12, 2017 Cultura
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Feliz Hanukkah from POCHO and the Hip Hop Hoodíos! Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sunset tonight and lasts eight days: Ocho noches means Ocho Kandelikas. This salsa version of Ocho Kandelikas comes from swingin’ L.A. Cantor Kenny Ellis. The lyrics are in Ladino, the Sephardic language with roots in Spanish and Hebrew:

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Happy Rosh HaShana from the Jews of Tijuana! Happy 5778! (video)

by Comic Saenz September 18, 2017 Cultura
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Mexico, like the United Estates, is a “nation of immigrants.” In the 1900s, Tijuana welcomed Jewish refugees fleeing wars, hate, and poverty in Europe, Asia and the Mideast. Tijuana Jews, the story of the extended Artenstein family, has become a POCHO Rosh HaShana (New Year) tradition ever since we noticed rosh-ha-shana rhymed with Tijuana in […]

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Hebrew homies Jaquann and Luis make matzo balls (NSFW video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE April 7, 2017 Cultura
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On Passover (“Pesach” in Hebrew), los Judios eat “bitter herbs” to remember “the bitterness of slavery in Egypt.” In this video, Hebrew homeboys Jaquann and Luis start out with a sweeter herb and then have to satisfy their munchies with matzo balls. Passover starts Monday night a little after 4:20 — sundown, to be exact. […]

[Mas…]

Happy Rosh HaShana from the Jews of Tijuana! Happy 5777! (video)

by Comic Saenz September 29, 2016 Cultura
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Mexico, like the United Estates, is a “nation of immigrants.” In the 1900s, Tijuana welcomed Jewish refugees fleeing wars, hate and poverty in Europe, Asia and the Mideast. Tijuana Jews, the story of the extended Artenstein family, has become a POCHO Rosh HaShana (New Year) tradition ever since we noticed rosh-ha-shana rhymed with Tijuana in […]

[Mas…]

Can you spot the Latino in this photograph?

by SALVADOR LITVAK May 6, 2016 Cultura
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I’m pretty sure I was the only redhead at the NYU Latino Law Students Association Gala in the spring of 1990. The food was delicious, my date looked stunning, and I was glad I had jumped on the opportunity when I received the LALSA invitation. My journey to that moment began 25 years earlier. I […]

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Who knew? More than 200,000 U.S. Latinos are Jewish

by Especial Correspondents April 29, 2016 Cultura
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In the first study of its kind, the American Jewish Committee has taken a comprehensive look at the Americans who claim both a Latino and Jewish identity – all 200,000 of them. Religion News Service reports: As a group, Jewish Latinos don’t get much attention — either from Jews or Latinos in the U.S.

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Hebrew homies Luis and Jaquann make Passover matzo balls (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE April 22, 2016 Cultura
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Every Passover for the last 2500 years, los Judios eat “bitter herbs” to remember “the bitterness of slavery in Egypt.” In this classic video, Hebrew homeboys Jaquann and Luis begin their prep with a sweeter herb and then feed their munchies with matzo balls. Passover starts at sundown tonight. (NSFW drugs and language.)

[Mas…]

Frida Kahlo’s father Guillermo took these photos of his little girl

by FANBOI February 17, 2016 Cultura
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These photographs of young Magdalena Carmen Frieda, later known as Frida Kahlo, were taken by her Hungarian Jewish father Guillermo, over a period of 20 years. Baby Frida is two years old in this first shot.

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Home Team USA: People of Every Creed, Color, Heritage (1952 PSAs)

by Comic Saenz December 28, 2015 Cultura
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Three glorious black and white Public Service Announcements remind an “ordinary Joe” not to be “Joe Shmoe.” How? “Don’t be prejudiced.” “Negroes and whites, Jews and Christians, [women are seen but not heard],” says the cheery announcer. “We are all in this together.” Also we’re all in the circus and on the baseball diamonds, high […]

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Brooklyn’s Mexican Israelite kids meet a local rabbi (audio)

by SOY VEY December 7, 2015 Audio
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Cute, curious kids at the Mexican Israelite Church of God in Brooklyn have many questions about their neighbors –– mysterious Hasidic Jews. Example: What is the deal with those big fur hats? Debbie Nathan reports for LatinoUSA:

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La Cucaracha: GOP governors have no room at the inn (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz December 4, 2015 Cartoons
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Los Hip Hop Hoodíos fire up ‘Ocho Kandelikas’ for Chanukah (videos)

by SOY VEY December 4, 2015 Cultura
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Feliz Hanukkah from POCHO and the Hip Hop Hoodíos! Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sunset Sunday night and ends at sunset on December 14: Ocho noches means Ocho Kandelikas. This salsa version of Ocho Kandelikas comes from swingin’ L.A. Cantor Kenny Ellis. The lyrics are in Ladino, the Sephardic language with roots […]

[Mas…]

If not now, when? (GIF)

by Comic Saenz December 3, 2015 Cartoons
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If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? — Rabbi Hillel the Elder. [GIF creator unknown.]

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La Cucaracha: Bernie Sanders and Latino diversity (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 4, 2015 Cartoons
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PREVIOUSLY ON JASON VILLALBA….

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Latino GOP Texas state rep compares Bernie Sanders with Nazis

by Comic Saenz October 14, 2015 El Now
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Texas Republican State Representative Jason Villalba, who represents a rich area of Dallas, continues to defend his Tweet implying Senator Bernie Sanders is acting like a Nazi. Not that Sanders, who is Jewish, IS a Nazi, just sayin’, OK? Villalba’s remarks are very similar to common misrepresentations of Latino Republican as vendido coconut pendejo babosos. […]

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Happy Rosh HaShanah from the Jews of Tijuana! Happy 5776! (video)

by Comic Saenz September 11, 2015 Cultura
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Mexico, like the United Estates, is a “nation of immigrants.” In the 1900s, Tijuana welcomed Jewish refugees fleeing wars, hate and poverty in Europe, Asia and the Mideast. Tijuana Jews, the story of the extended Artenstein family, has become a POCHO Rosh HaShanah (New Year) tradition ever since we noticed rosh-ha-shanah rhymes with Tijuana. The […]

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