Israeli Karaite Jew Refuses to Perform on Karaite Shavuot


Rotem Cohen - Karaite SingerA fellow Karaite blog, A Blue Thread, run by Karaite brother Shawn Lichaa, featured a story about an Israeli Karaite Jew who refused to perform on the Israeli equivalent of American Idol because one of the rounds of the competition fell on the Karaite date for the Holy Feast of Shavuot. Feel free to read more about Rotem Cohen, the Karaite who refused to perform on Shavuot and enjoy some of his amazing music below.

The Order of the Good Death – Being Death Positive While Remaining Genuine About Death

The Order of the Good Death
The Order of the Good Death

This will be a brief post on a great site/idea that I’ve come across in my search of the internet for information on death culture that isn’t too dark or either too campy – a place that’s just REAL about death. Anyways, the website is called The Order of the Good Death. I found out about this group of death-positive morticians, green burial enthusiasts, and advocates for practical funeral planning through a series of videos on YouTube entitled Ask a Mortician in which the eclectic mortician and all-around death culture guru Caitlin Doughty answers any and all questions about death, the dead, funeral planning, and the funeral industry. The videos range from anywhere from “ew, gross” to compelling to laughing out loud. The Order of the Good Death are also active on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest. Check them out for some entertaining and compelling death-positive content.