Even Joe Biden Can't Screw This Up

Vice President Joe Biden will assist in the lighting this year of the Hanukkah menorah on the ellipse in front of the White House.

Polish Court Strikes Down Kosher Slaughter Ban

A Polish court ruled that the de-facto ban imposed last year on slaughter without stunning of animals, which includes kosher and halal ritual slaughter, is unconstitutional.

Desert Damage: Israeli workers examine pool of oil as they assess damage from nation’s worst-ever pipeline break near Eilat.

Israel's Worst-Ever Oil Spill Could Damage Environment for Years

Ecologists said on Wednesday it could take years to clean up a massive oil spill that flooded an Israeli nature reserve with up to five million liters of crude and threatened to spread to the Red Sea shore and neighboring Jordan.

I’m With Jacobs: Humorist Andy Borowitz poses with his cousin, A.J. Jacobs.

For A.J. Jacobs, It’s All Relative

To A.J. Jacobs, his ancestors include parents, grandparents — and 80 million others. The author is creating the world’s largest family tree, and it includes Daniel Radcliffe and Judge Judy.

Never Too Old to Dance

Arthur Allan Seidelman directed ‘Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.’ He talked to us about his famous Yiddish uncle and the time he was taken captive in Lebanon.