As we all know, February 29 is leap year. But what many don’t know is that there is a Jewish history behind that extra day…and a number of significant Jewish events that took place on it.
One of Israel’s most-honored poets, Tuvia Ruebner — winner of the 2008 Israel prize — recently celebrated his 92nd birthday. In celebration, we present his new, thought-provoking and despairing poem about violence in his country today.
In Genesis, Esau sells his birthright to his brother for a bowl of lentil stew. Would you?
The Oscars may not have been so entertaining, but the Jewish stars live tweeting the Academy Awards most certainly were!
With Jewish presenters and winners bringing the laughter, and the tears, at the Oscars there were plenty of memorable Jewish moments to talk about.3
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