Nathan Burstein


Gilad Shalit, Basketball Fan

By Nathan Burstein

Gilad Shalit, Basketball Fan
Going to a basketball game isn’t headline-making news — unless you’re Gilad Shalit, and the game is one of your first public outings after more than five years in Hamas captivity.Read More


Stephen Colbert vs. Maurice Sendak

By Nathan Burstein

Stephen Colbert vs. Maurice Sendak
“Where the Wild Things Are” writer Maurice Sendak turns out to be the cranky Jewish grandfather fans of “The Colbert Report” wish they had.Read More


Jeff Goldblum To Play Gay Jewish Dad on 'Glee'

By Nathan Burstein

Jeff Goldblum To Play Gay Jewish Dad on 'Glee'
“Glee” fans have long known about Rachel Berry’s gay Jewish dad, but they’ve never seen him.Read More


Michael Moore Backs New Film on Resistance

By Nathan Burstein

Michael Moore Backs New Film on Resistance
Oscar winner Michael Moore has signed on to help an Israeli filmmaker produce his next documentary — a project that will focus, in part, on the small minority of Germans who defied the Nazis during World War II.Read More


Jay-Z Partners With Israeli Tech Firm

By Nathan Burstein

Jay-Z Partners With Israeli Tech Firm
The big Jay-Z news this week is obviously the birth of his daughter, Blue Ivy.Read More






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