Azealia Banks is a great example of staying true to your grind and not giving up. Just after she played 212 for her former label, XL, they dropped her and she funded the video herself only to be called ‘the future of music’ by Kanye with shout outs by Gweneth Paltrow, now she’s at 20 million hits and changing the hip hop game. Diwon gives her Van Vogue single an freak out remix.






1 lb tilapia fillets
¼ cup olive oil
juice of 1 lime
1 small red onion, diced
1 small bunch of cilantro, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 tsp. teaspoon cajun spice or cumin or fajita seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
Hard tacos
SALSA & PURPLE SLAW to garnish

Combine olive oil, lime juice, red onion, cilantro, cajun spice as well as salt & pepper in a large zip lock bag. Add the tilapia fillets to the bag then seal and let it marinate in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. After it has marinated, place the fish in a baking pan and place in oven on 400′ for 20 minutes. Using a fork, flake the fish into pieces. Serve in taco shells with salsa and purple slaw.

~ Recipe submitted by Nina Safar





The heat of summer is hitting us full blast! I’m hot and sweaty and the last thing I want to do is turn the oven on or have to stand in front of the stove for a long time. This recipe is quick and easy at it’s best. It’s a one pot dish that makes for a flavorful dinner with an easy cleanup. I like ginger however if you don’t simply keep it out and replace it with your favorite spices.


1 small onion, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups chopped spinach (I use frozen)
1 cup of rice, raw not yet cooked
2 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
4 pieces of chicken breast, cut into small pieces
Salt, pepper, garlic, and ginger to season with

Saute onions with olive oil in a large pot until golden. Season with salt, pepper, garlic and ginger. Add the chicken pieces and cook until no longer pink. Add rice, broth and spinach to the pot. Cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed.

~ Recipe submitted by Nina Safar



Ingredients for Buger:

1 lb ground chicken
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup of panko crumbs
1 tbl. hoisin sauce
1 tbl. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. chilli pepper
1 tsp. ginger powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder


Ingredients for Serving:
Buns, whole wheat bread or lettuce
Sweet chili sauce
Hoisin Sauce


Combine the chicken, scallions, cilantro, panko crumbs, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chilli pepper, ginger powder & garlic powder in a large mixing bowl. Shape 4 – 6 patties (depending on how large you want them) You can either broil, bake or grill the patties. I used a grill pan with some oil heated on it and grilled the patties until cooked through. Serve over toasted bun, bread or on a bed of lettuce if you want to keep it low carb! I topped mine with some hoisin sauce and chilli sauce with a serving of MANGO CORN SALAD.

~ Recipe submitted by Nina Safar




Moment of silence at Olympic ceremony could embarrass Israel

A moment of silence at the Olympic ceremony could, I fear, embarrass Israel. It’s no secret that the International Olympic Committee does not want to ‘politicize’ this issue even more. Holding a minute of silence for Israelis murdered in cold blood by Palestinian terrorists – the way we see it, or Israeli men of military age killed by Palestinian freedom fighters – as much of the Muslim and Arab world sees it – will politicize the opening ceremony to the extreme. We will be accused of exploiting the ceremony for propaganda purposes. We call it commemoration, the world will call it propaganda.

Let’s face it folks, Israel is not loved abroad. You knew that, right? It’s not loved amongst British people, it’s not loved amongst European people, it’s not loved amongst most African and Asian nations, and it is certainly loathed amongst Muslim and Arab nations. If a moment of silence were to be held at the Olympic stadium tonight, where not just Americans, Canadians, Australians and Micronesians are in attendance, chances are quite good that our minute of silence will not be fully respected. Chances are quite good even that it could be disrespected, even booed. And if that happened, if the minute of silence for Israel’s 11 murdered athletes were booed, what have we achieved? We, as Israelis, will just feel disheartened, disgusted, upset. How would we feel if we saw, actually saw, just how few friends we actually have in the world? READ MORE



Ihr könnt “5773″ direkt bei uns bestellen, hier im YIDDISH LIFESTYLE SHOP!


JEWDYSSEE – 5773! Das Album ab JETZT erhältlich.

VÖ: Datum: 13.07.12

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JEWDYSSEE feiert The Yiddish Way of Life im 21. Jahrhundert!

Jewdyssee ist eine Band, aber gewiss keine gewöhnliche. Denn sie macht nicht nur Musik, sie verfrachtet den Zuhörer auf eine Abenteuerreise durch Raum und Zeit – durch Vergangenheit und Zukunft, durch Tradition und Modernität, durch Israel und Deutschland. Am 13. Juli 2012 erscheint ihr erstes Album „5773“.

Leadsängerin der Band ist Maya Saban, die sich mit 2 deutschsprachigen Alben und dem zusammen mit Cosmo Klein dargebotenen Hit “Das alles ändert nichts daran” in der deutschen Musikszene bereits einen Namen machte. Als Deutsch/Israelin will sie nun ihre doppelte Nationalität musikalisch ausleben und traute sich an das außergewöhnliche Projekt „Jewdyssee“ heran. Beeinflußt von M.I.A., Daft Punk und ihren jüdischen Seelenverwandten The Barry Sisters und unter dem Motto „back to the roots“ mündete die harte Arbeit in einem ersten vielversprechenden Album.

Jüdischen Traditionals, Kinderliedern und Liedern aus der jüdischen Welt wird in „5773“ ein neuer Anstrich verpasst. Es können sich aber nicht nur Anhänger der jüdisch/jiddischen Kultur auf das Album freuen. Dem Zeitgeist entsprechend, frischen die Pop-Klänge und Elektro-Beats den traditionellen Sound auf, sodass die Tracks auch beim Feiern die Club-Jugend in Tanzstimmung versetzen. Aber auch der Swing-Begeisterte findet hier seinen Geschmack wieder: Swing-Beat, Trompeten- und den Klarinetten-Sounds geben dem Ganzen einen letzten Schliff.

Orient meets Okzident, Mittlerer Osten trifft Ostblock, besonders zu betonen ist jedoch, Balalaika meets Clubsounds! Mit diesem Mix aus unterschiedlichsten Genren wie Klezmer, Swing, Club und Elektro hat Jewdyssee das Zeug dazu, eine der großen Entdeckungen 2012 zu werden!

Label:Panshot Records (Galileo Music Communication)



What Israelis want

The ultra-Orthodox Israelis want to continue receiving state subsidies, while at the same time not sharing the burden of creating the means for those subsidies: serving in the army, doing national service, or entering the workforce. The haredim want to be left alone.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants the ultra-Orthodox to serve in the army or do national service, and at the same time, he doesn’t want to burn his political bridges to the ultra-Orthodox parties. Bibi wants the political support of Shas and UTJ after the next elections in 18 months time, while at the same time, wanting them to acquiesce now and draft their young flock into the army. Bibi wants to buy [their support now] and not pay for it later [when they refuse to support him].
But the religious parties are in a bind: if they don’t support Bibi now, and refuse to support him later, and because of them, somebody else becomes prime minister [say Shelly Yechimovich], will they support her? Will she support them? The truth is that the religious parties have no better alternative to Binyamin Netanyahu, and they know it.

Bibi set up a committee to deliver recommendations to replace the Tal Law because he wanted to show the public that he was taking its concerns to heart, and because he wants to increase the workforce. But as soon as he saw that the committee was coming up with serious conclusions that would endanger his coalition, he set up a secret committee, made up of his close aides and the heads of the religious parties, to make sure that no serious recommendations are made that could endanger his coalition. Bibi wants slow, small, and steady reform. He doesn’t want sudden, structural changes. King Bibi, as Time Magazine called him, is supremely happy being Israel’s Supreme Leader with 94 Knesset votes, a mammoth coalition. He wants to keep this going. He does not want to become Prince Bibi, Count Bibi, or even Duke Bibi. READ MORE


Israel, Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood

What started in Tunisia and Egypt, spread to Libya and Syria, and its aftershocks are being felt in Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain. Political Islam is strengthening.

The Middle East is going to look vastly different in the mid to long-term future. In political Islam, there is scant regard for what we in the West call universal human rights and the supreme value of human life. Peace agreements with non-Muslims are only honored when it is politically expedient to do so, women’s rights are not respected, and homosexuals are hunted down.

What started as a democratic movement for socioeconomic rights is turning into an Islamic political takeover which is going to look far different than a Western democracy: will there be respect for a free and independent press, civil society – will NGOs be allowed to work, will there be policies to strengthen the middle class, and perhaps most importantly, will there be a strong, independent judiciary in the countries ruled by Islamic parties?

The region is in flux, and could stay that way for quite some time. The Muslim Brotherhood do not recognize borders. They are a religious order, a cultural, religious, and political movement with branches across the region whose aim is to establish a Muslim Caliphate in the Middle East under Sharia Law. And they have time and patience. READ MORE