Check out my awesome write up by Manhattan's "It" Gay newsletter by Mark Nelson Events a promotions, publicity, and entertainment production firm specializing in nightlife events in New York and nationally. Anyone who is anyone in the NYC Gay elite gets this newsletter every Thursday to keep up with what's what and who's who in the Big Apple. I was lucky enough to have my charity swim Jesus Walked I Swam covered in this weeks newsletter. Take a look for yourself...
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
My super hot sister Donna Feldman is at it again as the new face (and body) of Pleasure State Lingerie's new campaign, which is trying to bring in sexy sci-fi to the lingerie world. If anyone can sell sci-fi lingerie it's Donna. To view all the hot photos, click here.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Here are some fun photos from my 2 week trip to Israel....
Grandfather Shlomo and Grandmother Hana
Dan, Miri, Dad, Mom, and baby nephew Michael on the lower left.
Donna and Gabriel
Little brother and big sister?
Miri Feldman-Peck and I at the vista point on the Galilee in northern Israel.
Mom on boat during my marathon swim.
Me at the finish line with nephew Gabriel Alpin on my arm.
Checking out my wrinkled hands after more than
3 hours of swimming with nephew Nathaniel.
Check out this wrinkled hand yourself.
Mom and uncle Dave remembering their late aunt and uncle Eliza and Tzvi.
Mom, me, dad and Jon outside the Roman amphitheater in Ceasaria.
2000 year old Ceasaria Roman Theatre
Me in front of the former Roman Temple in Ceasaria.
Ruins of Temple and Church at Ceasaria
Donna and I at outdoor restaurant cafe in Ceasaria.
Donna and I floating in the Dead Sea.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
To view original article in LA Times click: Anti-Semitism in California on the rise, Anti-Defamation League says
The Anti-Defamation League reported a sharp uptick in anti-Semitic incidents in California last year, many of them involving taunts, threats and insults by adolescents and teenagers.
In one typical example, a Jewish middle school teacher in Los Angeles found swastikas drawn on her classroom door and a note, also featuring swastikas, that read, "You're next."
“These are not necessarily kids who are filled with hatred in their hearts and mean to be malicious," said Amanda Susskind, regional director for the organization. But she said the trend was still troubling and may reflect the pervasiveness of hate speech on the Internet.
She also blamed the broader increase in anti-Semitic incidents, some of them violent, on the confluence of three events: the election of President Obama, the recession and the Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip. Combined, she said, they had emboldened extremists and led to a coarsening of the tone of national debate.
She added that the arrest and conviction of rogue financier Bernard Madoff, who is Jewish, contributed to a lot of anti-Semitic "chatter."
The ADL report, issued Tuesday morning, is somewhat at odds with a report on hate crime issued last week by California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown. That report showed that crimes motivated by anti-Semitism declined in 2009, as did crimes motivated by hatred against other religious and ethnic groups.
Susskind said the ADL was monitoring a much broader range of incidents, many of which are not crimes. She also noted that Brown's report found that 76% of the hate crimes motivated by religious bias were against Jews. Muslims were next, at 6%.
Although the ADL found that anti-Semitic acts in California had increased by 20% for the second straight year, the organization found that anti-Semitic acts nationally had declined from 1,352 in 2008 to 1,211 last year. However, it noted that it had raised the bar in some regions for what counted as anti-Semitism -- for example, including reports of swastikas only when they were clearly aimed at Jews.
In California, Susskind said, the ADL had already been applying the stricter standards after finding that swastikas sometimes reflected hatred for groups other than Jews and sometimes had no apparent meaning as symbols of hate.
-- Mitchell Landsberg
Sunday, July 25, 2010
My phenomenal sister Donna Feldman has recently set her sights on taking over South East Asia's fashion scene. Pakistan's premiere English language Fashion Magazine, Ink Magazine features internationally celebrated and impossibly attractive super-model Donna Feldman. Ink's three page spread delves into the mind and career of this unimaginable beauty as she opens up about life as one of the planet's busiest mega models, whose looks alone are landing her on the covers and pages of the world's finest fashion magazines.
- Look at Interview with Photos Below -
Friday, July 23, 2010
Yesterday my uncle David Katzenelbogen acted as the finest tour guide took my sister Donna, Jon and I on a memorable trip through Jerusalem. We started off by driving through the expansive Jerusalem forest to Yad Vashem, the national Holocaust Museum which was absolutely powerful and impressive in scope and emotion. We then drove on to the City of David in Jerusalem through the new and glitzy Mamilla Mall which leads to the Old City which was established in the 4th millennium BCE. Walking through the ancient walkways, alleyways, market stalls snapping pictures all day long that I am including below, take a look.
Me, uncle David, and sister Donna stopping for ice coffee
at the beginnings of our Jerusalem trip.
Beautiful church on a hill that just looked charming to me.
The entrance to Yad Vashem, (Holocaust Museum)
No photos are allowed to be taken inside the museum.
The exit to Yad Vashem, which after an emotionally turbulent experience inside the museum unfolds to a happy ending with the Jerusalem forest of Israel which is so incredibly symbolic to post war period of salvation and freedom.
The view from the Jerusalem Forest from Yad Vashem.
The city of Jerusalem over 3000 years strong.
A fort building in Jerusalem Old City.
The Hospice of St. Vincent De Paul from Mamilla outdoor shopping district.
Beautiful alleyway of Jerusalem old city with the well worn stone streets.
Old Iraqi currency featuring Saddam Hussein on a arab shop window.
Vibrant market stalls in an alleyway of the Old City where every language in the world can be heard.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Well, I finished my 10 kilometer marathon swim for charity yesterday and it took me 3 hours and 15 min to cross the beautiful Sea of Galilee. With the help of family, friends and generous strangers, we had raised over $3500 to date for Jesus Walked I Swam. It was a total and complete success and people are still donating! Thank you all for all the support. This swim was one of the most beautiful, rewarding and meaningful experiences of my life.
I want to thank my family for being by my side (literally) on this swim and performing the all neccessary physical safety and emotional support.
To learn more about this charity and how to donate,
please visit JESUS WALKED I SWAM
Please check out my photos
plus a great video of the marathon swim from finsih line.
The actual launch site located in the village of Kefar Nachum or Capernaum (The town is first mentioned in the New Testament, where it figures prominently in the Gospel narratives as the place where Jesus lived during much of his ministry in the Galilee) on the Northwest shore of The Sea of Galilee or the Kinneret
This is a photo of the 5th century Byzantine Greek Orthodox The Church of the Seven Apostles
Part of my lovely safety team, my parents Amos and Esther Feldman
Sea Captain Chilik and Donna Feldman
my super model sister and part time sportscaster.
With special appearance by John Peck,
world's coolest water loving brother in law.
Donna Feldman welcoming you to my swim
Stroke! 2 km
Super model mom and sister posing boatside.
Stroke! 6 km
Mom and Dad sunning on the boat.
Stroke! 8 km
Mom and Dad enjoying a tow behind the boat alongside me.
Last Stroke! 10 km arriving at finish line
Celebratory hug from sister Miri and her boys, Nathaniel and Gabriel
My teenage Arab groupies and cute photo bomber Gabriel Peck on far right.
Gabriel and I on our way to have some well deserved lunch after a totally successful swim