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.
BREAKING: ISIS has reportedly beheaded Steven Sotloff.
So you really think Liberal Zionism is dead? Think again.
J.J. Goldberg's latest:
The Abu Khdeirs have deep roots in East Jerusalem, but it’s the Palestinian family’s American ties that have the Department of State worrying they may be ‘singled out’ for arrest by Israel.
Not many people get to have the president and the first lady as wedding guests — but this couple did. Mazel tov!
“In Chicago, Jewish-Polish relations are a priority for us. What we see here is a model for building bridges.”
J.J. Goldberg unpacks Nahum Barnea’s powerful indictment of the way the Gaza war was managed, including its costs to Israel’s long-term security and political integrity.
“It was either leave, or throw your ten grand down the toilet.”
"The only child of Polish Holocaust survivors, I am returning to Poland for the first time in 25 years, exploring what Judaism means here now. Unlike in 1989, I sense a growing philo-Semitism."
"It’s a bit presumptuous of me to suggest that the History cable network scheduled its two-part Houdini mini-series over Labor Day weekend on the theory that most folks will be away from their TV. But if by some chance that turned out actually to be the network’s strategy, kudos to them."
“It is 2014 — time for people to understand that Orthodox women CAN look amazing.”
“Berlin” is a very catchy new Israeli song — with very subversive lyrics. Give it a good hard listen here.
Why does ISIS keep changing its name every few years?
Five years ago, Colorado native Kendall Weistroffer had almost no connection to Judaism. Now she's deeply involved in her campus Hillel and is minoring in Hebrew. What changed?
Why do Israelis call war an "operation"? Why have they replaced the term “innocent civilians” with "noninvolved"?
The Gaza war has turned the Hebrew language into a battleground.
Good-bye Barbie, hello Yentl?
Are frizzy-haired, pale-skinned Jewish women finally having their moment?