In case you totally forgot about the Jewish holiday that began last night because you were too busy trying to talk to Peggy Siegal at the Style Awards last night and when your mom called and was like “Le’shana Tova” and you were all “Shana…OH-SHIT!” (hypothetically), don’t worry, you still have time to repent. Yom Kippur is just around the corner, after all.
A good way to start off the new year is putting “Get Clarity” on your Smartphone device and listening to the cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” by Aish.com, “the world’s largest Jewish content website,” according to their press materials.
Fashion Week Observed
Coordinating religious observance and style coverage has never been as difficult as it is this fall. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts tonight. Fashion Week starts tomorrow. Which means that some style writers face the difficult choice: check out the Spring collections or celebrate the beginning of year 5774, Tablet reports.
“I can’t reschedule my faith,” beauty blogger Aly Walansky told Tablet. “I do feel guilty about being completely unavailable for a full two and a half days, but if I’m going to piss someone off, better the fashion gods than God, you know?”
Occupy Wall Street
God how time flies. Just 365 days ago, we hadn’t even heard of Occupy Wall Street, horizontal democracy, or a Statement of Autonomy. It was a heady time, when we remained blissfully ignorant of what the 99% referred to, and never thought to question who owned Zucotti Park.
This weekend, preparations began in earnest for OWS’s one year anniversary. It’s almost like the party didn’t take a six month sabbatical where it dropped off the face of front page news. Luckily, it doesn’t take much to make the media wax nostalgic for the days before the tents went up, and even though today’s planned activities sound a lot like a peaceful version of that scene in The Dark Knight Rises, there is definitely excitement in the air. Below, we follow the OWS news of the day, as it happens. If you have any tips, photos or footage that you want seen, send them our way.
Religion and parties
Tonight is Rosh Hashanah, the holiday that rings in the New Year on the Jewish calendar…which is why we’re surprised that there aren’t more splashy media parties celebrating the event here in New York. While it’s not entirely true that all of the media is owned by five Jewish Bankers (who are all probably distracted Read More