Number 14?: If he were to win, Connecticut?s long-time attorney general, Richard Blumenthal, would join 13 other Jewish senators.

Blumenthal Finally Gets His Chance

Richard Blumenthal, long known as one of the nation’s most active state attorney generals, stands a good shot of becoming the Senate’s 14th Jewish member with the surprise announcement by Connecticut Democrat Chris Dodd not to run for re-election this year.

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Inspired: Ralph Fiennes (left) and Bob Woodward discuss Fiennes?s many World War II roles.

Ralph Fiennes Wears Many Jewish Hats

‘Do you have to be handsome to play the role of a Nazi commander?”

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Unlikely Coupling: From left, HaBanot Nechama members Karolina, Dana Adini and Yael Decklebaum.

Five Questions for HaBanot Nechama

The Israeli female band HaBanot Nechama (Comfort Girls) became a household name in Israel with its first, self-titled album, which went platinum within a month of its release. The trio’s music blends folk, reggae and soul music; three solo careers; two languages, and a variety of instruments to create a unique sound that has garnered critical acclaim.

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Romance blooms: ?The Simpsons? Krusty the Clown marries his non-Jewish co-host.

‘The Simpsons’ Tackle Jewish Intermarriage

Twenty seasons, 450 episodes, 23 Emmy Awards — and it all led up to a story line about Jewish intermarriage.

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Abuse: Rabbi Yaakov Weiss, son-in-law of Sholom Rubashkin, prays while awaiting an appearance in an Albany police court.

Rubashkin Kin Guilty in Sex Case

A son-in-law of Sholom Rubashkin, the kosher meat mogul convicted of financial fraud in November, has pleaded guilty to child endangerment in a case related to the sexual molestation of a 13-year-old boy at a mikveh. Under a plea bargain agreement, he faces up to 60 days in jail.

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