Victory Lap: Auxerre’s Israeli midfielder Ben Sahar celebrates after scoring a goal against Caen during a French League Cup soccer match at the Abbe-Deschamps stadium in Auxerre.
Up-Do: Actress Lauren Storm wears her hair piled high at the Los Angeles premiere of the Twyla Tharp-Frank Sinatra Musical ‘Come Fly Away’ at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
Headliner: Violinist Joshua Bell is all smiles at the reopening of the New York City Center. He played “Summer” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and “Maria” from Bernstein’s “West Side Story” at this inaugural performance in the newly renovated space.
Fly With Her: ‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ Patti Stanger is a vision in leather at the Los Angeles premiere of the Twyla Tharp-Frank Sinatra Musical ‘Come Fly Away’ at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
Black Tie: Actors Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker get all gussied up for the reopening of the New York City Center.
He’s Got Rhythm: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg conducts the Encores! Orchestra at the reopening of the the New York City Center. The performance was an homage to Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, who conducted the New York Philharmonic at the inauguration of New York City Center in 1943.
A Father’s Grief: Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, and her stepmother, Jane, leave St. Pancras Coroner’s Court in London. Today’s inquest into the late singer’s death found that Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning.
Confession from our food editor, Liza Schoenfein: "I cannot tell a lie: I’ve never made sufganiyot."
Luckily, Breads Bakery does.
Harvard University has halted purchases of SodaStream equipment, after Palestinian students and their supporters protested.
Theodore Bikel turned 90 last month. The man who played Tevye talked to the Forward about growing up socialist, Bob Dylan at Newport and how to not get bored in your nineties:
"Things are slower, but there are great compensations. I am, lo and behold and most surprisingly, a newlywed!"
"Would this fiasco ever happen in Israel? No way. Israel faces far graver security threats than this every single day. Yet the cafes and movie theaters are open. Even after they’re bombed, they reopen."
Israel would never have killed #TheInterview, Jay Michelson writes. So why did we?
From Zara’s "Holocaust shirt" to Nicki Minaj’s music video, 2014 saw an unsettling number of "Nazi moments." Has the Third Reich gone mainstream?
"As someone born in Cuba to immigrant Jews who fled World War II, seeing my parents have to again “pick up and leave” the country that gave them refuge but then rejected them was a shocking event."
Cuban Jews, in their own words:
Think the North Korea hackers won? Think again. Ezra Glinter's take:
"This whole fiasco also shows that comedy can still be dangerous, even when it’s full of poop jokes. If North Korea feels threatened by “The Interview,” score one for the good guys. Evildoers, beware."
It's cold outside! Ward off the chill with this potato-fennel soup with browned onions from the Moosewood Cookbook. Recipe here:
Sarah Koenig’s #Serial is the most-listened-to podcast ever. And for good reason. The true crime drama raises questions about stereotypes that all Jews can relate to.
Have you listened to today's finale? What did you think?
No one blows the shofar quite like Stephen Colbert. In honor of tonight's final episode of The Colbert Report, let's look back on some of his most memorable Jewish moments.
Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments.
Everything looks better on Etsy — and #Hanukkah is no different. From Dr. DreDels to the Menorahsaurus Rex, here’s a roundup of some of the best stuff available.
Our annual Salary Survey shows that being a Jewish nonprofit CEO can be pretty darn lucrative. Type in your income and see how it stacks up.
"Open Hillel is one of the most splintered Jewish groups I’ve ever worked with. We are left-wingers, centrists and right-wingers, united around one principle: the Jewish tent must be “open.” That’s where our consensus ends."
In honor of #Hanukkah, perhaps Judaism’s biggest celebration of oil, we've rounded up some of the healthier options: