Variety Kills Ad Denouncing Israel Trip in Oscars Swag Bag

In response to the $55,000 all-expense paid trip to Israel included in the Oscar swag bag, the BDS organization Jewish Voice for Peace created an ad urging nominees to #SkipTheTrip. Variety Magazine refused to publish the ad in their Oscar issue coming out next week.


Hipster Halva in NYC

The trio behind Seed + Mill set up shop in Chelsea Market in January.

Why Israel Is Paradise for Birds — and Birdwatchers

Thousands of cranes sit in pairs in a field here, their outlines approaching the horizon. Then, all at once, they take flight, a cloud of black-and-white feathers filling the sky.


#FreeKesha Firestorm Erupts After Lawsuit Against Jewish Producer Dismissed

A lawsuit filed by Kesha against music producer Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald was dismissed by a judge in New York Supreme Court, causing a firestorm on social media.

When Is Internet 'Get' Shaming Kosher?

The recent order by the Rabbinical High Court of Appeals to impose social sanctions on Oded Guez, a recalcitrant husband who is refusing to grant his wife a ‘get,’ has prompted a debate in Israel over the use of Facebook and social media in issues of religious divorce.

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