The Secret Jewish History of the Academy Awards

Bob Hope’s Jewish joke was funny. Steve Martin’s? Not bad. Seth MacFarlane’s? Maybe not so much. Here’s a look at the Top 10 Jewish highlights and lowlights in Oscars history.

Woman Sues El Al For Moving Her to Accomodate Orthodox Man

An 81-year-old woman is suing El Al Airlines after she was forced to move seats to accommodate an Orthodox man during a December flight from Newark to Tel Aviv.


Jill Soloway to Helm New Amazon Show

Amazon is hoping to strike gold twice, orders new Jill Soloway pilot, ‘I Love Dick.’

7 Jewish Movies to Stream for the Oscars

If you didn’t catch all 57 of this year’s nominated films in theaters, there’s still time to do some Jewish Oscar prep online. Just grab your laptop, a Wi-Fi connection and Netflix and Amazon Prime logins.

Liza’s Lentil Soup, Italian Style

What sets this apart from the classic Jewish-deli version are beer and balsamic vinegar. Watch our food editor whip it up — and see how simple it is.

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