Friday, February 17, 2017

Yarmulkes in France

Dry Bones,Le Pen, antisemitism, France, Kippot, Radical Islam,  According to the Jewish Telegraph Agency:
Marine Le Pen: French Jews should sacrifice yarmulke in struggle against radical Islam

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said French Jews should give up the wearing of yarmulkes as part of the country’s struggle to defeat radical Islam. In an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 that aired Friday, Le Pen expressed support for banning the wearing of yarmulkes as part of her broader effort to outlaw religious symbols in public, Britain’s Jewish Chronicle reported Sunday. “Honestly, the dangerous situation in which Jews in France live is such that those who walk with a kippah are in any case a minority because they are afraid,” Le Pen said, using the Hebrew word for yarmulke. “But I mainly think the struggle against radical Islam should be a joint struggle and everyone should say, ‘There, we are sacrificing something.’” Referring to French Jews, Le Pen added: “Maybe they will do with just wearing a hat, but it would be a step in the effort to stamp out radical Islam in France.” Le Pen is a leading contender in the upcoming French presidential contest, with a recent poll showing her advancing to the second round of balloting in May but still losing handily to front-runner Emmanuel Macron. Her political party, the National Front, was founded by her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, who routinely minimized the Holocaust. The younger Le Pen has sought to move the party past her father’s controversies, but French Jewish leaders still consider the National Front anti-Semitic.

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Our new book, Jewish Curses, (along with our other books) is now on a book shelf at our Amazon author page. Take a peek and let me know what you think.
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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Nasty, Funny, Jewish and Cynical

Dry Bones,coloring books, Amazon, LSW, Jewish curses, Yiddish, cartoons, jokes,Jews, immigrants,  After more than fifty years of being a cartoonist I've become a grumpy old man. Mr. Shuldig, the chubby, bald-headed hero of my Dry Bones cartoons is also a grumpy old man. And after decades of writing and drawing my daily Dry Bones cartoon, I’ve decided to tackle two new goals. One is to pass on the flavor of our Jewish immigrant past to new generations of young Jews in English-speaking countries. The second is to charm and re-ignite the memories of other grumpy old guys and gals. The first book in my new “Grandpa’s Jewish Cartoon Coloring Books” series is a cartoon coloring book called “A Dry Bones Guide to Jewish Curses.” Nothing has been re-written or "adjusted" to appeal to modern taste. The cartoons are accurate translations of real Yiddish curses, the kind that drip with nasty, funny, Jewish, immigrant cynicism.
We, the LSW (Long Suffering Wife) and I, hope that you will enjoy reading these pages and have the fun of coloring the cartoons.
You can find the book (along with a few others) at Amazon
The address is http://amazon.com/author/kirschen
 If you live in the UK or Israel shipping is much cheaper, so if you live in the UK or in Israel use THIS link:https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01MU9MHV2
 Below are a few sample pages from the Jewish Curses book.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

When Bibi met Donald

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Our new book, Jewish Curses (along with our other books) is now on a book shelf at Amazon's author's page at Amazon. Take a peek and let me know what you think. http://amazon.com/author/kirschen
If you live in the UK or Israel-> https://Amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01MU9MHV2

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Jewish Curses

Dry Bones,coloring books, Amazon, LSW, Jewish curses, Yiddish, cartoons, jokes,Jews, immigrants,  With the prodding (and encouragement) of the LSW (Long Suffering Wife) I’ve written and drawn a cartoon guide and coloring book of “Jewish Curses”.
The book is not about cursing as in the kind of “cursing” you do when you hit your thumb with a hammer. It’s something entirely different.
 Let me explain.
 In the early 20th century, massive numbers of Jewish immigrants escaped to the English-speaking world with a secret language which only they spoke.
\It was called Yiddish and it carried their unique culture. A culture that allowed them to express their frustrations and anger through wildly funny and insanely nasty Yiddish curses that dripped with Jewish immigrant cynicism. The curses in this book are all translations from the original Yiddish, and no effort has been made to make them more understandable or funny in English.
We hope that, with a little effort, you will find them a door to understanding the mindset, attitudes, and native wit of our Yiddish immigrant past. A past that was rich in the native wit that empowered the classic Jewish comedians and which gave birth to what we now politely call Jewish humor.

We, the LSW and I, hope that you will enjoy reading and coloring the cartoon pages and that you will consider their value in gifting a younger generation with a glimpse into our ethnic past.

You can find this book (and others) at https://Amazon.com/author/kirschen
If you live in the UK or Israel-> https://Amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01MU9MHV2

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Coloring Books

Dry Bones,coloring books, Amazon, LSW,   “Coloring books for adults are now a “thing”. The LSW (Long Suffering Wife) informed me of this startling fact a while ago. Apparently there are coloring book clubs, Facebook pages, Instagram postings, etc. etc. And, it seems, it’s not new. Sigmund Freud’s competitor Carl Jung used to prescribe the coloring of intricate Indian mandalas to his patients more than 100 years ago as a relaxation therapy technique. Sali (the LSW) continued “So why don’t you create a few Dry Bones coloring books for your fans to enjoy?” Mandalas and intricate flower designs are not my thing but the idea of Dry Bones coloring books really was an exciting idea. The first one is a Dry Bones guide to Jewish Curses. I think you'll like it. I’ve now done a few books (some coloring books and others not) and I’d really love to have your feedback. The LSW built an “author page” at Amazon (there’s no stopping this woman) where you can see what I’ve done so far. Check out my photo, read my bio, and peek at the books. The address is http://amazon.com/author/kirschen
If you live in the UK or Israel shipping is much cheaper, so if you live in the UK or in Israel use THIS link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01MU9MHV2

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Friday, February 10, 2017

The Unspoken Truth

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We've just put up an author's page at Amazon. Take a peek and let me know what you think. http://amazon.com/author/kirschen
Also, you'll note that there are several Trees books available. A good way to start off the Trees New Year!

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Thursday, February 09, 2017

We Screwed Up!

Dry Bones,Tu B'Shvat, Trees,New Year of the Trees, holiday, Jewish culture, Judaism,  Yikes! Friday is NOT Tu B'Shvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees.

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We've just put up an author's page at Amazon. Take a peek and let me know what you think. http://amazon.com/author/kirschen
Also, you'll note that there are several Trees books available. A good way to start off the Trees New Year!

Happy New Year of the Trees

Dry Bones,Tu B'Shvat, Trees,New Year of the Trees, holiday, Jewish culture, Judaism,  Yup! Friday is Tu B'Shvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees.

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We've just put up an author's page at Amazon. Take a peek and let me know what you think. http://amazon.com/author/kirschen
Also, you'll note that there are several Trees books available. A good way to start off the Trees New Year!

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