Great news: Bette Midler has landed the role of Mae West in an upcoming HBO film written by Harvey Fierstein. Mazel tov!
Like this if you're a Mae West fan!
We're searching for the ultimate Jewish meal — we're talking desert island, last meal ever. What's yours and why? Does it involve a juicy brisket like this?
"Thank you, Mr. President. You’ve just made it harder for me and every other parent and educator to convince young people that taking selfies at memorials and on solemn occasions is not okay."
What did you think of the President's selfie?
"In the face of faulty arguments, Hillel prevailed with a calm demeanor, taking it all in and returning volley with an equanimity and integrity that won him wide acclaim as one of Judaism’s greatest teachers."
Rabbi Andy Bachman, former #NYU #Hillel director, explains why censorship goes against Hillel himself.
Oh no! A sapling that came from the tree that stood outside Anne Frank's hiding place in Amsterdam was cut down and stolen.
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With Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to skip Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Israel lost an opportunity to honor the Jewish role in the anti-Apartheid struggle.
Read Jane Eisner's editorial: http://jd.fo/c1YDN
Fans of The O.C., rejoice!
Someone has created the show's famous #Chrismukkah Yamaclaus. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a red yarmulke complete with fluffy white Santa trim: http://jd.fo/s1iv5
Share this with hybrid-holiday fans!
"‘There are no online reviews for hospices,' I said to my 79-year-old brother shortly after he announced he was stopping dialysis."
Comedy writer Sybil Sage on facing her brother's death with laughter.
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So sad: One year ago, six-year-old Raphael Elisha Cohen was diagnosed with malignant brain/spine cancer. Now, desperate to save their son, his family has turned to the internet.
40,000 supporters have signed a petition to the FDA to allow him to receive experimental treatment.
Find out more: http://jd.fo/s1isz
Swarthmore College’s Hillel voted to defy Hillel International’s restrictions on BDS programming, claiming the rules repress free speech and constrict Jewish student debate.
Do you agree?
"I think he might be the king of the Jews. When he picks up the phone people answer and they do him favors.”
The 10th annual Saban Forum brought together the highest ranking Israeli and American officials under one roof for a whole weekend: http://jd.fo/s1iCz
The Cronut has a new rival in town.
Introducing the Cr'nish (really!) a croissant-knish hybrid filled with potato, caramelized onion and Portuguese sea salt available for $4 at the bakery at Bubby’s High Line
Would you try one?
Should not believing in God be an impediment for conversion?
Rabbi Andy Bachman says no: http://jd.fo/t1iAg
Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that he will be absent from Nelson Mandela's memorial service this week, citing the high cost of travel.
Is it all about the taxpayers' best interest? Or is there something deeper going on?
"Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg!"
The famed “Molly Goldberg Cookbook” is one of the volumes on display at an exhibit of culinary literature the University of Michigan.
Details here: http://jd.fo/h1f3S
What are your favorite Jewish cookbooks?