Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Profile: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole


Hanukkah Wallace, Torah Bright, Shalom Harlow, now Israel Kamakawiwo'ole... Not a Jew among them.

Thanks to Nils from Darmstadt for the suggestion.


  1. It's fiction, but you might want to check out Mordecai Richler's Solomon Gursky was Here for some Jewish Eskimoes. (It's a serious problem for them when Yom Kippur happens to fall in a season when, because of the latitude, there is no sundown.)

    For that matter, you should check it out period. It's probably my single favorite novel -- I say that as an English professor who reads for a living -- and it's as overwhelmingly clever as anything I've ever read.

  2. Definitely seems a worthy read. But don't worry, we found our Jewish Eskimo already... :)

  3. Bette Midler was born in Hawaii, I think. Does she count? ;)