All-male Seders conducted annually by the Men of Reform Judaism give participants a place to talk about the challenges faced by the modern Jewish man.
Polish officials are refusing to return the Holocaust diary of survivor Baruch Milch at the request of his daughter, Israeli composer Ella-Milch Sheriff, citing the diary as an important historical artifact that belongs to the nation. The diary provides a detailed account of the Nazi’s occupation of Poland during World War II as well as Milch’s own harrowing story, including the shooting death of his 3-year-old son. Polish officials claims they are bound by guidelines concerning historical records made by private individuals.
Israel received a star-powered bump last night when Hollywood’s finest came out in support at a glittery, star-studded gala. The event, “From Vision to Reality,” took place at the Kodak Theatre, home of the Oscars, and was hosted by the Citizens’ Empowerment Center in Israel. Notable guests included Jon Voight, Israeli-American producer Avi Arad and Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad. Notable no shows included Toby McGuire (probably busy spidey-ing around town), Natalie Portman (visiting Sukkah City?) and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Tickets cost $1000 each and the money was donated to educational projects assisting Israel’s youth. Voight presented Arad with a lifetime achievement award and, according to YNet, said that anyone who goes against Israel “is playing a dangerous game.” I guess he would know.