Fab Five: The Beatles and manager Brian Epstein will be depicted in the upcoming film ?A Life in the Day.?

For the Benefit of Mr. Epstein

No disrespect to Beatles’ producer George Martin, but Paul McCartney made one thing clear in a 1997 BBC interview. “If anyone was the fifth Beatle,” McCartney said, “it was Brian [Epstein].”

Blog It!: Participants blog at last year?s International Jewish Blogger?s Convention in Jerusalem.

300 Jews...How Many Blogs?

What event could possibly draw secular and religious Jews, obsessive hummus devotees and Jewish mother in-law experts? An opportunity to learn how to expertly opine on Jewish topics online. The Nefesh B’Nefesh Second International Jewish Bloggers Convention was slated for September 13. The event, which will focus on “Uniting the Jewish Community Through Social Media,” will bring together some 300 opinionated j-bloggers in Jerusalem and nearly 1,000 in cyberspace, who will join in via Internet telecast. They will network, listen to speakers and, of course, argue about whose opinion is right.

Growing: J Street leader Jeremy Ben-Ami termed Brit Tzedek ?a huge asset.?

J Street Makes a Strategic Acquisition as Other Groups on the Left Struggle

The dovish Washington-based Israel lobby J Street is about to take over the Jewish community’s largest likeminded grassroots organization.


Hidden in Olmert Indictment Are Charges That He Swindled U.S. Jews

The indictment against former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has riveted Israelis with its allegations that the ex-prime minister took envelopes of cash from supporters for his personal use. But another aspect of the August 30 indictment, one directly relevant to American Jews, has been all but lost amid the fallout: The Israeli leader, prosecutors charge, bilked 17 prominent North American Jewish charities and pro-Israel advocacy groups for his own benefit.

What?s in a Handshake?: President Jacob Zuma (right) meets with Irwin Cotler, the former Canadian Justice Minister, who is a Jewish community activist.

South African Jews Look for Support

When Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s new president, appeared before the country’s premier Jewish umbrella group in late August, the audience before him was concerned about the tack his government might be taking not just toward Israel, but also toward South African Jews who support it.