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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pop Judaica Joins The ModernTribe

ModernTribe Jewish GiftsModernTribe is very excited to add Pop Judaica and its funny Jewish gifts to ModernTribe's offering of modern design for Jewish lives. We have many exciting plans for our combined stores.

Early 2010 we will integrate the shopping carts so you can shop both stores and check out once.

Now, you can shop in both stores and pay for ground shipping once. Shop ModernTribe within 24 hours of placing your Pop Judaica order and use code SHOPPEDPJ during checkout (in the shopping cart before you click "checkout"). We will ship all your goods in one box! Welcome to ModernTribe: Reach us at 877-324-1818 or contact@moderntribe.com

Top 10 Things To Know About ModernTribe.com
  1. ModernTribe launched in September, 2007 to bring the world No Limit Texas Dreidel
  2. Our mission is to bring you the best and newest in Jewish gifts and modern Judaica while supporting young, Jewish and Israeli designers in bringing their innovative products to market.
  3. ModernTribe is run by Jennie Rivlin Roberts, whose official company title is "Shopkeeper"
  4. Our other team members are Tiffany our warehouse manager and Patrick our Personal Shopper and head of customer service.
  5. We ship internationally and offer Express Shipping options
  6. Gift-wrapping is available - $5 flat fee all items going to one address.
  7. 99% of our products are in stock and ship from our warehouse in Atlanta, GA.
  8. We love to communicate with our customers and many of you do through our Twitter account: ModernTribe_Jew
  9. We support the American Jewish culture with active involvement with Jewcy.com, JDub Records, Shemspeed Records, Jewlicious, and Heeb magazine. Hillels across the country, and many, many more organizations participate in our non-profit affiliate program and No Limit Texas Dreidel charity tournament program.
  10. We have a lot of fun running ModernTribe while striving for complete satisfaction for you, our dear customers.
  11. And one more... Enter our Matisyahu Sweepstakes for a chance to win tickets + $$500 shopping spree on ModernTribe.com:

We hope you visit us soon to shop for Modern Judaica and Jewish Gifts!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

We've moved!

Please note that if you are getting The Chosen Blog on your RSS Feed we have a new URL. Please bookmark us at our new home http://www.PopJudaica.com/Blog

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Reading Giveaway!

PopJudaica.com is celebrating summer with a Summer Reading Giveaway - a prize packaged valued at over $100.00 which includes the following books and a Schlep tote bag to schlep them around in!

To enter to win, tell us your favorite Jewish author or Jewish themed book. Leave your answer in the comments section below by Midnight PT Thursday, June 25th. Be sure to also leave your email or twitter handle so we can contact you if you are the winner! Note: This contest is only open to residents of the US and Canada. Be sure to follow us on twitter - we'll be tweeting out the winner!

Cool Jew by Lisa Alcalay Klug. Cool Jew is a must read for every member of the Tribe! The book covers everything Hebraic from womb to tomb, finally putting an end to Christmas tree envy. Short essays, lists, instructional guides, photographs, and original illustrations celebrate Jewish cultural pride with love, enthusiasm, and irreverence.

Bar Mitzvah Disco Remember the year when you turned Lucky 13? The authors of Bar Mitzvah Disco take you on a journey to a parallel universe, where tall girls slow-danced with short boys at arm’s length, suburban break-dance pioneers vied with Lionel Richie fanatics for dance-floor space, and Aunt Edna came ready to mount an assault on the dessert buffet.

Modern Jewish Mom's Guide to Shabbat by Meredith Jacobs.
Written in conversational style from one modern Jewish mom to another, the MJM's Guide is funny and warm, brightly colored and easy to read book, filled with delicious, easy recipes and family art projects, suggested family discussion topics. No matter your level of religious observance, this book appeals to all.

Yom Kippur A Go-Go by Matthue Roth. Yom Kippur A Go-Go is a mind-blowing meeting of pop culture, Orthodox faith, and hipster poetics. With humor and insight, Roth describes the tension between contemporary life and the demands of his Orthodox faith.

My Jesus Year by Benyamin Cohen. Raised as an Orthodox Jew and the son of a rabbi, Benyamin Cohen grew up fascinated by the church across the street from his childhood home. Struck by a crisis of faith, and not long after marrying the converted daughter of a Baptist minister, he decided to see if Jesus could lead him back to Judaism by embarking on an Oz-like journey on which he visited a myriad of denominational churches. In the end, Cohen found that his yarmulke had similar powers as Dorothy's red shoes.

For some other great summer reading ideas, visit us here at Pop Judaica!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mayim Bialik's Kosher Comeback!

You probably remember Mayim Bialik for her lead role in the early-1990s NBC television sitcom Blossom. Wonder what she's been up to since? After starring in Blossom she earned a BS from UCLA in 2000 in Neuroscience and in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, also from UCLA. Bialik was a dedicated student leader at UCLA Hillel, leading and starting a women's Rosh Chodesh group, chanting for High Holiday services, and conducting UCLA's Jewish a cappella group. She is currently a board member, co-founder, and chair of Jewish Free Loan Association's Genesis branch, and as an avid student of all things Jewish, she studies Torah on a weekly basis with a study mentor through Partners In Torah.

Lately, Mayim has been making what can best be described as a "Kosher Comeback." It seemed to have started with an innocent appearance of her Blossom doll in Pop Judaica's Passover segment on the Modern Jewish Mom show. Then there was this post on Jewcy, where she was interviewed about her growing level of religious observance. Today, her Jewish wedding is profiled on Jewish Wedding Network, and this Friday she'll be made over by the folks at What Not to Wear. (Shabbos observant Jews: Be sure to set your DVRs!) Word has it that they make sure to dress her modestly on the show. She'll also be playing a frum woman in an upcoming episode of Saving Grace, so stay tuned!

Mayim's interest in Judaism does not seem to be anything new though. We dug up this clip from 1989's Chabad Telethon which proves that even in her Blossom days, she was into mitzvot!

Mayim Bialik is schlepping the schlep tote from PopJudaica.com

Monday, May 18, 2009

Spock's Jewish Roots

Greetings Trekkies! Did you know that actor Leonard Nimoy, who starred as Star Trek's Mr. Spock, modeled the the famous "Live Long and Prosper" hand salute after the the sign of the Kohen? Watch this interview where he explains the Jewish origins of this Vulcan salute:

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Customer Spotlight: A Passover Invitation

Every once in a while, a special PopJudaica.com customer comes to our attention, and we just have to kvell! That was the case with Meredith O. who contacted us to share the Passover Seder invitation that she had emailed to her friends. We loved it so much, we wanted to share it with you (Just don't go showing up at Meredith's Seder unannounced!)

From: Meredith O
Subject: Invitation: Passover Seder on April 9th
Date: Friday, March 27, 2009, 4:13 PM

Hi All,

The new housemate trio just happens to all be members of the tribe! And well, you know what that means... curly hair, Jewish humor and lots of good food (amongst other things)! And mostly importantly, an awesome Passover Seder.

Liz, Shaine and myself are hosting Passover Seder on the 2nd night of the holiday this year and we'd be delighted if you would join us in retelling the story of the exile from Egypt: our favorite superhero, stories of revenge and calls to action, oy vey and amen!

When: Thursday, April 9th
Time: 6:30pm
Where: Our new house, SF

Please RSVP to let us know if you're coming. Bringing a dish is appreciated, so let us know if you have something in mind or would like to be assigned something.

Lastly, significant others are invited as well, but also let us know if you're able to bring along any of these, should you know of any. Others are also appreciated, but we'll just use the breath spray.

The NJG's of SF --
Meredith, Liz and Shaine

Would you like to be featured in our next Customer Spotlight? Email us at Info(at)PopJudaica.com with customer spotlight in the subject line!