Eleanor Goldberg

Going Green: Boaz Frankel took an airboat across Florida?s Lake Okeechobee.

Take the Train to the Pogo Stick...

Since April 19, 26-year-old filmmaker Boaz Frankel has been traveling across the United States, equipped with all the road-trip essentials — iPhone, camera, backpack and a list of contacts.

Priestly Blessing: An Orthodox man performs the Birkat Kohanim at the Western Wall.

A Cohen by Any Other Faith...

It seems that a person no longer needs to be a direct descendant of Aaron in order to be called Cohen.

Lainie Kazan’s ‘Oy Vey’ Moment

Evegny Afineevsky’s forthcoming film, “Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!” may tell the story of a mother and father’s struggle to accept that their son will never marry a nice Jewish girl, but the Israeli-born director insists that the movie is neither gay nor Jewish. “It’s about the clash of generations, and parents trying to understand their children,” Afineevsky told The Shmooze. “Sure, the parents are living and doing modern things, but at same time, they are a couple of generations back.”

Israel’s ‘Kosher’ Swine Flu

Just in case you were worried that a terrible virus linked to pigs would whet people’s appetite for pork, Israel’s deputy health minister has renamed the swine flu. He’s calling it the Mexico flu.

‘American Idol’ Star’s Biblical Role

Panned for breaking nearly every theatrical commandment by, uh, everyone, the 2004 musical production “The Ten Commandments,” starring Val Kilmer and performed in Los Angeles, was tucked away where all bad performances go quietly to die: YouTube.