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A couple of years ago, I had a pretty massive Jew-fro going on.  I had no idea how long my hair was at that time.  As Jew-fros are wont to do, it grew up into a massive pile of curls atop my crown rather than growing downwards.  One day, my girlfriend and I decided to see how long it was by doing the unthinkable – unraveling my Jew-fro with a straightening iron.  The results were hilarious:

As you can see, there is no taming a Jew-fro.  Though my hair did straighten out, it still didn’t really go down, sticking out in all directions instead.  My long flowing locks won’t ever land me on the cover of a romance novel, but I can always dye my hair blonde and start A Flock of Seagulls tribute band.

Do you have a Jew-fro you’d like to share?  Send me a pic at jewhyphenfro@gmail.com!

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Barbra Streisand has never been considered much of a sex symbol – and standing around in panties, a Superman t-shirt, and a humongous Jew-fro sure doesn’t help.  Despite her odd appearance, though, Ms. Streisand is hailed as a queen by many Jewish women.

But for what reason?  Sure, she has that song The Way We Were and a couple other songs…I think.  Oh yeah, and that movie she directed – Prince of Tides, right?  Well, I’ve never seen it.  So I’m not really sure why she’s so famous and well regarded by the Jewish community.  But if our spiritual leaders like Linda Richman and Fran Drescher like her, then there must be something to her after all. Read the rest of this entry »

There are a lot of celebrities who grew up with Jew-fros, but pushed them aside on their road to fame.  In this new feature, I’ll be sharing pictures of some Jewish celebrities when they were less famous, but more fro-ier.

Can you guess the famous person hiding under this Jew-fro?

(HINT: It is NOT one of the Beatles with a perm.)

Photo from celebritiesaskids.net

Find out the answer after the jump:

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One of Michelangelo’s more scandalous works is his statue of Moses, the greatest Jew of all.  Much has been made over the centuries about those two horns sticking out of his head.  But what do they mean?

Some say Michelangelo was feeding into the anti-Semitic stereotype that Jews have horns because they’re in cahoots with Satan.  Others blame it on a simple mistranslation of a passage from the Torah.  And some people even say that they aren’t horns at all; rather, Michelangelo’s model just had a bad hair day.  Whatever the case may be, this sculpture features what is clearly the most talked about Jew-fro in the art world.

Bob Dylan is perhaps best known for sporting quite the Jew-fro over the years (and for writing a couple of songs here and there).  The former Robert Zimmerman may have tried to escape his Jewish lineage by changing his name, but he’ll never be able to run away from his Semitic DNA.  No matter how hard he may try to hide his Judaism, that mess of hair gives away his true heritage.

Though he tried to trick us by releasing that odd Christmas video, it’s too late – we all know what’s growing under that wig.