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Temple Emanu-El: The South Beach Synagogue

By Jspace Staff on 12/31/2012 at 7:17 PM

Categories: United States, Judaism

Temple Emanu-El: The South Beach Synagogue

Driving down Washington Avenue in lively South Beach, one can’t help but notice the large rotunda of Temple Emanu-El. A ten-story high shining aluminum dome marks it. Inside are Byzantine-style red and white arches, red-backed seats, and a long line of red carpet. The rotunda, which was built in 1947, attracts many curious tourists. The stained-glass windows, the Jewish star in back, the beige stone columns, and the heavy wooden doors in front mark the set of white buildings as a synagogue. Temple Emanu-El, …More

Annual Vodka Latke Lights Up Hanukkah in Miami

By Jspace Staff on 12/14/2012 at 5:14 PM

Categories: Culture, World

Annual Vodka Latke Lights Up Hanukkah in Miami

The traditional Hanukkah party has come a long way from a few plastic dreidels and a latke or two. In fact all across the country young Jews gather to celebrate the holiday season in style at lavish events and fundraisers put together by almost every Jewish organization under the sun. Last night on the pool deck of the Eden Roc in Miami Beach Florida, about 800 Jewish professionals came out to help light over 100 menorahs and kick off South Florida’s biggest Jewish event of the year. Organized by the young …More

Miami Hanukkah Display Vandalized, Doesn’t Dampen Festival (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 12/4/2012 at 12:50 PM

Categories: Culture, Judaism, Legal

It may be the Jewish version of the Grinch who stole Christmas, but Hanukkah vandals in South Florida have yet to get the last word. The Miami community drew together recently after graffiti was discovered along a giant menorah and dreidel display. The vandals scribbled “You Killed Jesus” along the foundation of the seashell-covered statues. But Rabbi Zev Katz of the Miami Beach Chabad said the crime had only strengthened the Festival of Lights spirit. “It was a very negative thing that is now …More

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Finally Show Some Love

By Jspace Staff on 7/5/2012 at 5:19 PM

Categories: Entertainment, Gossip, Music

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Finally Show Some Love

Despite being notorious for keeping their lips locked, Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow shared a kiss in front of Coldplay fans at a concert last Friday. Martin was clearly very excited his wife was in the crowd that night, seeing as he raced through the audience at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. Once he got to Paltrow, he grabbed her and planted a big one on her lips. But don’t worry; the show went on as he returned to the stage, leaving Paltrow giggling nervously. It must be a little …More

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Synagogue Hatin' on Drake

By Jspace Staff on 4/14/2012 at 5:03 PM

Categories: Entertainment, Gossip, Music

Synagogue Hatin' on Drake

The synagogue that played host to Drake’s rollicking, frolicking bar mitzvah video is now speaking out. The president at Temple Israel in Miami, where several scenes for the Jewish rapper’s video “HYFR” were filmed, was originally all smiles about the congregation’s involvement. In fact, he recently told the JTA the video was “an embracing of religious passage.” It seems, however, that Ben Kuehne only just now took a listen to some of the song's lyrics, and he’s …More

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Dr. Schnoz Nixes Follow Up Video

By Jspace Staff on 4/13/2012 at 12:16 PM

Categories: Religion, Health, Culture

Dr. Schnoz Nixes Follow Up Video

Dr. Schnoz has nixed plans for a second music video contest aimed at offering free nose jobs to the Jewish community. Michael Salzhauer, a Miami surgeon, sparked outrage earlier this year with his video showcasing the plight of “Jewcan Sam,” a yarmulke-wearing teen who could only get the girl of his dreams after undergoing plastic surgery. The video featured a Jewish pop rock band whose lead singer received a free nose job from the doctor in real life. The scheme was criticized by the American Society …More

Miami Rabbi Offers Free Nose Jobs for Marriage (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 4/3/2012 at 1:46 PM

Categories: Health, United States, Culture

An Orthodox plastic surgeon is receiving flak after offering free nose jobs to young, marriage-minded women. The firestorm comes after Dr. Michael Salzhauer of Miami met similar criticism for a music video he commissioned, depicting a young man’s inability to get girls because of his “Jewcan Sam” nose. Salzhauer, known in South Florida as Dr. Schnoz, worked on the video with music group The Groggers, which describes itself as an Orthodox Jewish pop-punk band. The group wrote and filmed a …More

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Adam Sandler Takes to Swimming with the Fam

By Jspace Staff on 4/2/2012 at 11:01 AM

Categories: Gossip, Entertainment

Adam Sandler Takes to Swimming with the Fam

Adam Sandler really is the “Waterboy,” nearly 15 years after the actor starred in the eponymous film. During a recent trip to South Beach, the 45-year old funnyman could be seen splashing around the pool of the lux Fontainebleau Hotel, and he wasn’t without company. Bikini-clad girls flocked Sandler, posing for photos with the actor and smiling big for the camera. Sandler didn’t spend his entire vacation with the bathing beauties, however. There was still plenty of time to take to a …More

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Drake Raps His Torah Portion

By Jspace Staff on 3/26/2012 at 7:30 PM

Categories: Entertainment, Music, Gossip

Drake Raps His Torah Portion

Drake reenacted his Bar Mitzvah—with a bit more musicality—Wednesday for his “HYFR” music video. Leaked photos show the dapper GQ cover man rapping on the bimah of Temple Israel in downtown Miami as plenty of kosher ladies look on. The song, from sophomore album “Take Care,” features Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Birdman, and DJ Khaled in what was probably their first Bar Mitzvah experience. Crack open the Manischewitz, we’ve got ourselves some newly minted men! Drizzy was nice …More

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