Riding With My White Privilege

I don’t generally publicly share stories of random encounters I’ve had with strangers in New York City, but this week I had an experience on the subway while riding with my 12-1/2-year-old daughter R that struck me as worth sharing. It was surprising, challenging, instructive, intense, sensitizing, and, ultimately, very gratifying and maybe even important.


Hasidic Singer Lipa Schmeltzer Stars in Israeli Pepsi Ad

Lipa Schmeltzer, Hasidic pop star and glasses fashionista, can now add another line to his resume: Israeli Pepsi Max endorser.

Director William Friedkin Finds His Jewish Connection

At the age of 80, director William Friedkin (“The French Connection,” “To Live and Die in LA) breaks out his shtick to discuss his life from Hebrew School to Hollywood. And the story of one elusive hamburger.

‘Golden Girls’-Inspired Cafe Will Open Its Doors in New York This September

A promise to a good friend is now coming together as a cafe inspired by Rue McClanahan, who played the feisty and flirty Blanche Devereaux on ‘The Golden Girls.’

Oscar De La Renta Fashion Show Benefits Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation

“This is our third [Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation] ‘Collaborating for a Cure’ luncheon” event chair Marion Waxman told the assemblage of fashionable ladies at the impressive Upper East Side residence of Andrea Stark), the luncheon also honored Oscar de la Renta [who in 2014 died of cancer] with a fashion presentation showcasing the Oscar de la Renta house’s 2016 designs which were modeled for the benefit of the luncheon by a parade of stunning willowy [mostly] European models.

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