Inspiring 'Em Way Down in Dixie

Elizabeth Bahar stood up for what’s right — and became a real-life inspiration in her Bible Belt town. If you know a rabbi like her, you’ve got a few hours left to tell us!

He Loves a Parade: A Fat Tuesday float rumbles down St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans.

The Secret Jewish History of Mardi Gras

At first glance, Mardi Gras seems anything but Jewish. But Seth Rogovoy says the holiday and its ‘krewes’ owe a big debt to Purim.


Lesley Gore's Defiant Jewish Voice Stilled

Lesley Gore, the singer best known for ‘It’s My Party,’ has died at 68 after a battle with lung cancer. Benjamin Ivry looks back at her very Jewish stamp on pop culture and feminism.


Hookers Yank Damages Claims Against Dominique Strauss-Kahn in Bunga Bunga Party Case

Lawyers for the four prostitutes who participated in sex parties organized for Dominique Strauss-Kahn said on Monday they were giving up their claim of damages, saying it would be too hard to prove the pimping charge against the former IMF head.

Roland Dumas, 92, once served as French foreign minister.

French Premier Slammed for 'Jewish Influence' by Aging Ex-Foreign Minister

France’s ruling Socialists rushed to condemn an aging former minister from among their ranks on Monday after he suggested Prime Minister Manuel Valls was probably acting under Jewish “influence.”