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"The Jewish newspaper at the University of Florida"--Masthead.
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A Fury

Sin My


By Josh Kaller

This latest run of the Jewish holidays
washed away our sins, our worries, our
failures, our pains, our travesties. It is not
that they vanish from our consciousness, or
from our memory bank of human experience.
All our memories do come flooding back, ..
like the remnants of a plane crash that wash
up to shore full of presents, seat cushions,
black boxes, and even bodies. It is an all-
encompassing washback of emotions that
bother us throughout the year.
People need a reset button.
Video game machines like Sega Genesis,
Nintendo, Playstation, and the like have been
equipped with them for years. Why is it that
the complex human has no button on the brain
to reset life? Tough question. Sometimes
you just need to let yourself know that you
can reset. That it is ok to start over again: to
crumple up the overwritten piece of scrap on
your desk and start fresh. There's a stereotype
of the writer with thousands of paper balls
strewn around the workstation. For people like
that, it's hard to not keep resetting. But for
others it's even harder to let go when you've
been playing the game for so long.
It's tough to let go. It's tough to let go of
the fact that you're not letting go. It's difficult.
but necessary. I'll bring up a case in point I
encountered recently at a local joint. I was
at Alley Katz with my friends, celebrating
the end of my tests. As the gutters, strikes,
pitchers, and pop music flirted through the
night, a moment came to a head at the end of
the night. I lost my last, long deserved beer.
My friend (whose fault it was) just danced -'
and continued to bowl'on after closing time.
But before fingers were flicked, I read the W
employee's shirt, "It's good to let go.''
I realized how right he was. We go too long without forgiving
others, or ourselves, for our.traumas and tribulations. We just float.
We never push the pause button, and we rarely touch that reset
button to begin again. We need that lesson so badly in our lives.
From my standpoint it is a gift to be Jewish, because every year my
religion reminds me of that lesson. It is a gift, because we get to look
back and be blessed with newness.
We need to let go. We harbor so many grudges and so many
beliefs and assumptions that we exhale throughout our lives. Hatred
is not built, it is recycled.
Push pause on the controller. And just sit back. Maybe then we'll be
able to see a bit more clearly why we're'even playing the game at all.

More of the Same in

the Middle East

(Or: Nothing But Reruns)

Top Israeli Journalist Gives State of the Play in the Middle East

By Macher

ne of Israel's premier journalists gave
.a gloomy message to a Gainesville
audience on October 17.
In an hour-long talk at Hillel, Yaron
Deckel, Israel Broadcasting Authority's
SWashington Bureau Chief, spoke about the,
consequences of the fighting in Lebanon,
Si the power of Hezbollah in Lebanon and
Hamas in the Palestinian Authority, and the
ambitions of Iran.
"We are in a time of uncertainty in the
Middle East," he said. "The war ended in a
way Israel and the world didn't predict. [It]
ended on August 19 in a way that wasn't a
clear victory."
Deckel listed IsraeFs achievements at the
end of the 33 days of fighting: the destruction
of Hezbollah headquarters, communications,
and regional bunkers; the neutralization of
Hezbollah's long and medium range rockets;
the deployment of the Lebanese army to
south Lebanon for the first time in 25 years;
and an embargo on arms not destined for the
Lebanese government or army.
Deckel also said Hezbollah's image as the
main power in Lebanon has been damaged.
He added that Hezbollah leader Hassan
4 Nasrallah's first interview after the war
included an admission that Hezbollah would
not have crossed the border into Israel and
kidnapped two Israeli soldiers had it known
in advance of how Israel was going to react.
"This is not a claim for victory," said
Deckel of Hezbollah.
-But, he continued, Israel failed to
0 achieve several of its own goals. The two
kidnapped soldiers remain in Hezbollah's
hands, Nasrallah retains great popularity in
the Middle East, and Syria, Iran's weapons conduit to Hezbollah, was not isolated from Lebanon.
"We are back to a situation of ceasefire that we had before," he said.
From Israel's point of view a second round with Hezbollah is inevitable, added Deckel.
The Israeli public's disappointment in their leaders' lack of goals and management of the war with
Hezbollah has contributed to a popularity rating of 7 percent for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and led to
a commission of investigation into the war, Deckel said.
The current leadership does not enjoy the trust of the Israeli people."
The weakness of the Israeli leadership is echoed in that of the Palestinian leadership of Mahmoud
Abbas (also known as Abu Mazen), said Deckel.
"We have a weak president in Abu Mazen. He was not able to deliver anything of what he said... and
he didn't want to confront the extremists."



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Middle-Eastern Veldt:
Follow a photojournalist to Africa through Israel,
then get tutored in the Zone.

Eyes on the News:
Plus, is it time to lock up Moshe Katsav?

Not All Those Who Wander are Lost:
The Wandering Jew finds some American mishaps.

UF Students at Large:
Yeosh at Rock104 and Leo leaves Israel for Turkey.

Guilty Pleasure:
The Rabbi eases (?) your guilt..

Ad Page:

Arts and Entertainment:
A theater review of This is Our Youth.

What is your accept?

Get out; there's more to life than the Gators in Jacksonville.

Arts and Entertainment:
What's a manga? & Posin' with Priel.

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Skipper Josh Kaller

Captain News Editor Kim Gouz

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President Executive Business Director Laura Jones

Ruling Executive Finance Director Ori Zalman Lubotsky

Wizard of Executive Distribution Isaac Sapoznik

The Eminent Ministers of Public Relations Rachel Rodrigues
Alison Meyer

Chief Executive Photographer Jennifer Hamish

President Executive Israeli Correspondent Leo Stein

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Allison Schiller

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Photos h\ Dannjii Ghiti,

W I lcii Ethihpii aind Nig ir fell tli i.iLh D[nin,. Ghilis clttlled ir :ti [ip iI Irael
"Thie gro,.ind Lind of fell oult .id .ie h. d Io .'. tch gears." ..t,, s ( ilihit- of hi.
photolouraulir'rm project
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culture of Africa and
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anchor for thle south .
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he call an Israeli

Harlemn Dan h) da, ans he tial eled from
the \led iterranean citri to the African
town, he began to notice a segregation
between the Ethiopians and other., miost.l
lighter-skinned, I.raells Ghitis remains
uncertain of causes. "I don't kniov if it's
a racial separation as much as a cultural
Ethiopian Jews first arrived in Israel in large numbers during the 1980s, after the
Israeli government sent airplanes to rescue the beleaguered community, suffering from
famine and persecution.
"That's just inspiring; that my people are capable of that," says Ghitis, who is
Jewish. "The more I learn about what Israelis went through to bring in these Ethiopians,

In the Zone -

By Brittney Davidson -

In the beginning, there was darkness; students
caught in the confusion of trigonometric
functions, demand curves, and periodic tables. To
whom could they turn as the midterms threatened?
Where was the light in this dark tunnel of endless ,
notes.and suffering attention spans?
And then, a miracle occurred. Some would
call it fate. Two individuals, Matt Hintze, 34, and
Ethan Fieldman, 24, saw the students' suffering.
Brought together in their common quest of bringing
affordable, supplemental instruction to our fellow
gators, Hintze and Fieldman created TutoringZone. "
Now, they've been "saving GPAs since 1999."
It says so on their staff's TutoringZone t-shirts.
But you don't need to read the shirt to know that TutoringZone has been a success.
"I felt like I understood the material [for my test] so much better. It forces you
to actually study, and the tutor actually told jokes about math, so it was funny," says

the more I 'eelI confident about [lie
In Kiril alish.e. (hilt. found a
poor co11mniun1 l ir uneri:'iin of itS future
.-\thioulh at .iome point' he felt \er',
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c.n'iier:.' he v..:a ,-,fre in\ neid into lhcal
hlOii'- fill tood jnd drink. "It ,.Js the
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i "Like ii' ic.:i!ll .jantcd me there.
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It alv ayS sm elled like incense and coffee. They would roast [the cotlee] and
bring it out and the aroma was really strong. It's traditional for the host to bring
it out so that everyone can smell it."
The everyday aromas of Kiryat Moshe are foreign to much of the rest of
Israel. The sheer number of Ethiopian immigrants has allowed them to hold on
to their traditions and avoid assimilation with modern Israel.
Yet what the old hang on to, the young reject. Many of the older
Ethiopians have not learned Hebrew, and speak only Amharic. Their children
learn Hebrew and are less familiar with their parents' tongue. The result: a
generation gap.
Ghitis said that many youngsters cannot even talk to their own parents.
Both culture and language are too different. Looking for guidance they turn to
the local community center, a small building surrounded by six-story apartment
blocks. For many kids, says Ghitis it is "an oasis in the midst of a troubled
"There would be kids running all over the place, typing on the computer
keys, yelling, laughing and joking around," says Ghitis. During the day,
counselors at the community center play a vital role in the children's lives. At
night, when the center closes, the kids turn to the streets.
Their lives revolve around American hip-hop culture. Television sets blare
constantly in the community center, and if CNN is not on, MTV glues them to the
screens. For many, hip-hop has become an integral part of their identity.
Adiel, a kid from Kiryat Moshe, taught himself English by listening to hip hop. He
no\ \writes his own music, and goes by the rapper name ADL. Many others, says Ghitis,
fitllo\ the same route. "They hear the lyrics of these rappers and feel'like they can
re late, even though they come from such different places," Ghitis says. Everywhere he
\ ent. Glhitis was asked if he knew 50 Cent or if Tupac Shakur was really alive.
Ghitis is quick to emphasize that his perceptions of Kiryat Moshe are only his own,
and only of one place not necessarily reflective of all Ethiopian-Israeli communities.
"This was a very raw, un-commercialized experience meeting people out in the middle
of the world," says Ghitis. "I feel like I can relate to people more, even if they are very .

Courtney Lenner, a
--. freshman who attends the
tutoring sessions for her
-- .Calculus class.
Lenner isn't the only
one appreciative of the
company's help. The
website for the business,
TutoringZone.com, is filled
with testimonials.
Results like these
earned Fieldman
and Hintze the small
entrepreneur Business
of the Year 2005 award
from the Gainesville Area
Chamber of Commerce.
Photo b Jennifer Hamish They're now taking the
business nation-wide,
beginning with the creation of a TutoringZone company in Georgia. Yes, soon UF's own
TutoringZone could be for academics what Gatorade has become for the sports arena.
The company offers weekly two hour reviews of course material, as well as longer
3.5-4.5 hour exam-review sessions. Yet, at first glance, students often think, "I'm

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Eyes tE News

* Two young Israeli women achieved YouTube fame with a lip-synching rock video.
Lital Mizel's and Adi Frimmermari's romping rendition of "Hey," by The Pixies, has
received some 10 million hits on YouTube, making it one of the Web site's most popu-
lar clips of all time.

* The United States has launched a funding campaign aimed at bolstering groups in
the Palestinian Authority opposed to the Hamas government. Reuters reported over the
weekend that the Bush administration has earmarked up to $42 million for overhaul-
ing Hamas rival Fatah, providing schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip that offer
an alternative to Hamas' Islamist teachings, and bankrolling Palestinian journalists
and watchdog groups that would monitor the Hamas government.

* Israel called for peace talks with Lebanon. Addressing the opening of the Knesset's
fall session Monday, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel made gains against
Hezbollah during this summer's war in Lebanon. He also voiced hope that the Aug. 14
cease-fire could be parlayed into peace talks with Beirut.

* Israel opened its first horse-racing track, but with no betting allowed. The Nir Yaffe
Stadium was unveiled Wednesday after two years' construction, holding races and
equestrian shows for a crowd of 15,000 people. Gambling is against Israeli law, so
betting was not allowed.

* Jonathan Safran Foer's "Everything Is Illuminated" was named the decade's best
work of Jewish fiction.

* Two Palestinian terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip are providing Hebrew translitera-
tions for the names of their rockets. A Reuters photograph on Monday showed an
Israeli policemen handling a spent Islamic Jihad rocket, with its name, Al-Quds 3, ap-
pearing in Hebrew on the metal. A representative of the group in Gaza confirmed that
a decision had been made to transliterate the rocket name both in an effort to terrify
Israelis and to ensure that they know who is firing at them.


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Israeli President a Rapist?
By Daniel Sanmiguel
sraeli President Moshe Katsav has not had a trial yet, but an Israeli majority has
already found him guilty of rape and other forms of sexual misconduct.
According to an opinion poll* published in Israel on Friday, Oct. 20,
approximately 52 percent of Israelis believe that the president is guilty of recent rape
charges and 39 percent belie, e he should ; I I "
step down from his position immediately i J
The allegations brought against
Katsav first surfaced in July N\ hen a
former employee reported the president
forced her to have sexual relations v.ith |
him under threat of dismissal from her 4 10
job. At least six other female \i workers "
came forward with similar claims atier
the initial report was filed.
Katsav denied all allegations ands i I
claimed he is being blackmailed.
Lior Katsav, the president's brother.
accused the police of being biased and
exerting pressure on the alleged ncatims
to come forward.
If Katsav is brought to trial on
charges of rape, as Israeli authorities
have recommended, he will be facing Moshe Katsav speaks after being sworn in as Israel's
the most serious criminal charges ever to eighth president in August 2000.
be levied against a serving Israeli public
Should Katsav be found guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 16 years in prison.
Israeli Army Radio has reported that State Attorney General Menachem Mazuz
has begun to draft a charge sheet against the president and will decide whether he will
press charges by the first week of November.
Israeli law states that a sitting president may not be put on trial, and thus Katsav
would have to resign or be removed from office in order to be officially charged.
Katsav's lawyer, Tsion Amir, has stated that Katsav will step down from his
position should he be indicted.
Israel's largely ceremonial post of president has been wracked by scandals
before. Katsav was appointed to the position by the Israeli Parliament following the
resignation of the previous President, Ezer Weizman.
Weizman stepped down due to accusations of accepting money from businessmen
without reporting it. While authorities did not decide to prosecute him, the allegations
of corruption brought Weizman under harsh public criticism and resulted in his

*The Oct. 20 poll was based on a representative sample of 500 people and carried
a margin of error of 4.3%.

Same Old, Same Old (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1)
Hamas, winner of the Palestinian elections, is under internal and external pressure,
Deckel continued. Externally, financial aid remains blocked until Hamas recognizes the
State of Israel, renounces terrorism, and agrees to abide by agreements negotiated by
the previous government. Internally, it faces unpaid workers and deepening poverty.
Deckel added that moderate Arab states are fed up with Hamas. Egypt attempted
to mediate with Hamas recently over an Israeli soldier kidnapped by its militants, but
found the organization intransigent.
Overshadowing all are fears of Iran's nuclear ambitions. Deckel, whose job- includes
reporting on the UN Security Council, said that the recent speech Iran's president gave
to the Council included a message that the world had changed and it was time-to change
the world order.
With the United Sates tied up in Iraq and the European Union unwilling to
exert strong pressure on Iran, Deckel said thaf international diplomacy lacks a firm
foundation. He added that Iran closely watches the U.N.'s response to North Korea's
development of a nuclear bomb.:
Due to weaknesses in the Israeli and Palestinian leadership, and upcoming mid-term
elections in the U.S., Deckel stated that prospects for peace in the Middle East remain
"We can't get anywhere for the foreseeable future, unfortunately," he said.

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County sheriff's deputies found a bizarre
scene after stopping outside the La Purisima
SMission to investigate an empty car.
A senior citizen was arrested by police
w while naked and covered in olive oil (Extra
| Virgin. to make him feel youthful), and charged
With trespassing and animal cruelty.
Alfred Thomas Steven, 69, was found in
1 the park's sheep enclosure, reported the Lom-
poc Record, after attempting to satisfy himself
J sexually with a horse. The horse must have been .-
SItalian, which explains the olive oil. ,
Steven was cited for laying on the
Ground, his body coated with feed grains and
Soats, so that the horse would lick and nibble at M
' him. He told the deputies that this was a longtime fantasy for him.
S Deputies said none of the animals were hurt, but Steven was when he real-
ized the horse had given him the reject number.
S The horse had no comments and has yet to press charges.

I MANILA, Philippines
Judge Florentino Floro was fired by the Philippines Supreme Court in
April after investigators found that he relied on Armand, Luis, and Angel, three
mystic dwarves, for psychic powers and the ability to write while in a trance.
Surprisingly, the Supreme Court decided there was no place for said phe-
nomena in the judiciary, and backed a medical finding of psychosis. (Well, DUH!)
The BBC reported that the Manila trial judge asked the Supreme Court to
dismiss the complaint and return him to the bench, saying the decision to sack him
was unfair.
"They should not have dismissed me for what I believed," Floro told re-

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A grandmother and avid baker takes fruitcakes se-
riously, almost as seriously as Tuesday night bingo.
AP reported that Lucille Greere, 88, has been
sending people fruitcakes as Christmas gifts from the
same post office for years. But in December 2002, Greene
sued the U.S. Postal Service after being called a terrorist
rather than a holiday-spirited grandma by a grouchy postal




Floro reportedly changed from blue
court robes to black each Friday, to "re-
charge his psychic powers."
However, the Supreme Court said
dalliance with dwarves would gradually
(gradually?!) erode the public's acceptance :
of the judiciary as the guardian of the law, if
not make it an object of ridicule.
He sent a letter to the court, in which
he wrote: "From obscurity, my name and
three mystic dwarves became immortal."
Well, looking on the bright side,
he'll have a long time to find a new job.

According to Greene's lawsuit, Greene arrived
at the post office with boxes full of fruitcakes to mail to
her friends and family. The postal worker then asked her.
"What kind of explosives do you have in here?" before
shaking the boxes, leaving her upset and in tears, while
others laughed.

She then ran outside, tripping over a concrete park-
ing barrier, breaking her glasses and chipping a tooth.
But because of a contradictory testimony while on
the stand and the fact that Greene had a prior eye condition
on record, the judge dismissed the appeal for $250,000
The Judge did write, however, that the 'less than
courteous' clerk must learn to follow standard procedures
for suspicious packages.
Greene now has to go to a different post office
but is still determined to get her fruitcakes sent out in the
"My lawyer got a couple this year," she said.

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By Lori Finkel

Y eosh is the gu. walking around theme parks ith a personal escort. the one \ou
turn to look at and sa,, "Pfti. who's that guy?"
He's the dude that jumps ahead of everyone in line for whateverr ride he wants
- including the b il-mle an hour suspension-seated roller coaster, Montu, at Busch
Though he's gv en star treatment now, the Jew\ ish bo\ of rock, D.I Yeosh of
Gainesville's Rock 104, had a radically rough climb up the rungs of rock to get there.
It meant facing rejection. It meant hosting 2 a m. to 6 a.m grave ard shifts on school
nights, along with working two dead-end jobs, plus school w ork.
"A lot of the major DJ's started here," says Yeosh, a senior at I rF's School of
He lists several widely-known DJ personalities who graduated from lIF, most
notably Lauren O'Neil o" 98 Rock. Tampa Bai 's rock station, and Paul tiom the Paul
and Young Ron show, fonnerl\ on the Zeta rock station in Miani. and whose show\
inspired Yeosh to come to IUF
As a freshman, he auditioned to be on the station but \as rejected. His adtempt
sophomore 3 ear pro\ ed successful, and he wxas thrown into a % rigorous training session
that lasted a month and a half
After braving the crave'\aid shifts on school nights. Yeosh is now at \what he calls the
"climax" of a student career at the station. He \works the across die boaid shifts. Thit
means Monda\ through Friday." Now assistant programs director of Rock 104. Yeosh is
better reco~iized as the host of the Locals show.
With Rock 104, Yeosh goes to theme parks. Sure, he rides the big rides, skips ahead
of long lines, chats it up with theme park characters. but he also does chart\ work.
He sets up a table on campus near the Bloodmobilcs, and gies away prizes to make.
sure people donate blood
Yeosh add ises people interested in radio \\ork to get involved \with the rock station. A
lot of connections are made working there, he say s. "You build so man; good contacts."
In fact. he'll be starting his oi-n production company. Push Button Productions, ith
Creative Services Director of ,~esanme an.soa .. .. _-saaa,

Rock 104 Jon Riuhff when he
"I put ofl graduation
because I wanted to keep
working at Rock 104."
Yeosh says. "You only get
to be here for one semester
later, and then you're out to
find a real job.'"
He plans to stick with
corporate radio when he goes
out to find that real job.
"In this business you're
not going to make much, and
you'ie going to be tired nwo
to three times," Yeosh says,
"but it takes a special kind of
personality to sit in a room
by yourself all day and talk
into a mike."

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I 1 le%% ish guilt ha- its o% n unique identity. J.le ish %\orld
J unto itself. Like Je\ wish Food, Jewish Holida s. The Je\%-
ish People and Je" ish Historn e.le\ ish Guilt has earned its
spot on the roster of .Iet ish \ocabular\ In fact. man\ have
made it their primary identity For those \%ho ha\e foind that
being Je\ish is meaningful in other \\ax s. there is still the
opportunity to make generous deposits into guilt accounts for
Future % ithdrawals. Often it is a parent or. more specifically.
a mother \ ho %% ill help set up
these accounts, sort of like an
alternative trust fund. ....a nagging, Un-
Although the Jewish mother is a disproportionately r-e eating torment
large proliferator of guilt, it would be inaccurate and just of general elf-
not nice to hold her solely responsible (not to mention that
we would probably feel very guilty). One has to wonder loathing, a helpless
how the Jewish Guilt phenomenon went platinum in Jewish Sense of a perpetual
Experience archives. It would be interesting to get to them b, fe
bottom of why, but for the purposes of this column, I would a m bad" Feein...
like to defend guilt, and the great value that it provides.
Guilt can be good The only thing that can motivate me to change, to grow, is the recog-
nition that the way I am doing it now is simply not working, an understanding that there is
probably a better way. Guilt can be a penetrating instrument of self-betterment. When we
are really in touch with our guilt regarding something, then we are already on the highroad
to correcting and renewing. Guilt in its simplest form is an admission to wrongdoing and a
platform to jump from, into the future.
So how did our guilt go from:
Guilt n. a feeling of remorse for some offense, crime or wrong etc..., whether real or I
Guilt n. a nagging, unrelenting torment of general self-loathing, a helpless sense f a
perpetual "I am bad" feeling, with an inevitable outcome of knowing I am deserving(of
this fate, regardless of whether the badness is real or imagined. i /
I recently had a conversation that went like this.
Guilty Jew-"Rabbi, I feel so guilty."
Rabbi-"What about?"
Guilty Jew-"I hooked up with this girl last night, another meaningless and probably hurt-
-ful hook-up"
Rabbi-"What do you feel guilty about?"
Guilty Jew-"I just feel awful, this kind of hooking up happens once in a while and consis-
Rabbi-"Well, if presented with the same situation, would you do it again?"
Guilty Jew-"Yea, I probably would."
Rabbi-"Sounds like you don't feel guilty. If you did, you would know that it was really
wrong and you would not do it again. Sounds like you just feel crappy. If you really felt
guilty then you would be inspired with the beginning of a new outlook, a new pattern
of behavior. The only thing you feel guilty about is youi not feeling guilty. Maybe you
should think about why you think you should feel guilty, then, maybe, you can really feel
Certainly there are things we do that fill us with real guilt, yet we are unable to change
the behavior. I would argue that most of the time we are not really in touch with what we
are doing and are left with a vague feeling of guilt. When we break it down, we may find
that we do not feel guilty at all. Rather what we might find is the beginning of a good con-
versation with ourselves about why we do things that make us feel low. Feeling vaguely
guilty doesn't allow us ever to have that conversation or to make that examination. In
our conclusions, we may actually feel guilty and that could be the beginning of changing
something that so desperately needs to be changed. In making this decision, make your
mother proud and reclaim real Jewish Guilt.

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Fieldman was an undergraduate studying accounting. Each had begun separate,
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sex, drugs, but no rock n' rIol
By Jessica Brandi

T during a group of straight edge non-smokers into potheads and nicotine addicts was
I director Kara Winslow's greatest challenge.
She succeeded.
Kenneth Lonergan's play "This is Our Youth" follows the stories of three Jewish
teenagers living in upper West Side Manhattan in the early Eighties. The story takes
place over 48 hours in the grungy studio apartment of Dimis Ziegler (Cyrus Banisi), the
hipster rebel with a short temper and a hidden soft side. At 21 he still lives off his parents'
money, which keeps him in drugs and out of their hair. Warren Straub (Eric Turan), 19, is
Ziegler's prot6g6e. He can't seem to get laid, clings to his childhood memorabilia and can't
psychologically shake his sister's murder. When his rich father kicks him out, he takes .:.
$15,000 with him; "The proceeds from my unhappy childhood." Ziegler reluctantly shelters
Warren and comes up with a scheme to return the money, turn a profit, get high, and have sex
- all at the same time. The plan leads Warren to Jessica Goldman (Katie McLaughlin), a self- -
righteous college student still living under her mother's roof and scrutiny.
The cast trudges into the Acrosstown Repertory Theater for Sunday afternoon rehearsal. k
Their last performance, in a different play, was the night before. The old sets remain, the
wrap-party hangovers have not worn off, but the show must go on. Winslow lights a candle and everybody flops down on stage for "circle time." They discuss last night's show,
their performances, backstage dramas, even strange dreams.
Lingering issues and distracting thoughts are aired, and now they
Share ready to assume their new characters.
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McLaughlin's only acting training came from summer camp. They
spend time between scenes awkwardly lighting up Marlboros and
learning to roll fake joints. Says Winslow, "The last person that
played Dennis was actually into that stuff, but he only knew how to
smoke a pipe."
Past members of the London cast have included names like
Kieran Culkin, Hayden Christensen, Anna Paquin, and Matt
Damon. Impressive resumes, but not exactly well-cast Jews.
Similar issues surfaced when Winslow directed the play at Rollins
College, her alma mater. She ended up with three blue-eyed
blondes who looked more comfortable surfing a Malibu beach than
eating lox in Manhattan. This time around the-performers look
"'ethnic," though none of them are Jewish.
The Acrosstown remains the edgier of Gainesville's three main
theatres, a good place to find something a little unexpected.
Winslow admits that, "occasionally people leave during
intermission." She's sure this play will be no different; some
people just won't get the story of teens trying to grow up
surrounded by drugs and uncaring families.
Banisi finally manages to roll a joint, "I just don't actually inhale,"
he says to Turan as he takes a drag. The other responds, "Well, you
can still be president then."

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By Jeremy Fields
1~m a self-proclaimed comic book geek. I
was raised on a healthy diet of American
comic books; fascinated by their rich pictures
even before I could read. If what follows were
a guide to American comicdom, it would be
as normal as superheroes with super powers. .
After all, I am a self-proclaimed comic book
Alas, this isn't about American comics.
We're delving into foreign territory, literally.
This, friends, is the very first 'FROMA'S FERVENT
FEATURETTE,' and we're here to talk about
manga. All the knowledge accumulated here
has been gained after spending three hours at
a Barnes & Noble, where I picked up my first,
and last, piece of manga.
And without further ado...
Manga (mahng-guh) refers to Japanese
comic books. It is not to be confused with
anime, which is, fittingly enough, the term for
Japanese animation. They are completely separate mediums although their style of art
is very similar. This does not mean that the two forms cannot intersect. There can be an
anime adaptation of a manga just as a manga can be based on an anime. The two terms
are, nevertheless, as different as Archie and Merrie Melodies.
Why Yu-Gi-Oh!, what big eyes you have!
If you've ever seen one of those poorly dubbed Japanese cartoons or, as us
experts like to call them, "animes" on cable television, you've probably noticed how
exaggerated the characters' facial features are. This is a primary characteristic of manga
as well, allowing the artist more freedom to accentuate emotion.
Despite manga being printed from right to left, it is not in Hebrew, nor should
it be taken to synagogue.
At a glance, which is all this ferventfeaturette could accommodate, manga is dirty.

Of the prevalent themes I found in
my short exposure, violence, sex, and
violence topped the list. Granted, you
ma. point out that the same could be
said about most rnedia nowadays. I
think, however, a clear distinction can
be made after looking at some of the
major genres of manga.

Shoujo Manga for young
women that typically focuses on
character and/or romance driven plots.
Shounen Comics for young
men, whose plots (surprisingly)
emphasize violence.
Hentai In a word, drawn porn,
or. actually in one word, "powmings."
It's worth noting that hentai loosely
translates to the word "perverted" in
)ri Stories that focus on
"relationships" between women...
usually) created by men, for men.
Yaoi Manga that focuses on
"relationships" between men. Who
makes it and for whom? Why it's by
women and for women, of course.
I do not mean to imply that those who regularly read manga are hentai, if you will.
Manga isn't exclusively about fighting and shtupping. It would be like pronouncing
all Quentin Tarantino films to be nothing but gratuitous violence. Okay, here's a better
example: all fairy tales are about a prince rescuing a princess, along with the ever-
important moral of the story.
Yet Manga is hardly children's literature. Sure, some manga may not be as explicit
as others, but we're looking at mature entertainment here.
I don't choose you, Pikachu.
So there ya go. I'd like to think that my three-hour exposure to manga left.me with
a clearer understanding of the medium, though I'll be the first to admit that I may have
missed-the point entirely. One thing is certain, Japanese comic books are quite the
acquired taste.



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