'The Gatekeepers' and '5 Broken Cameras' Makers Claim Win Despite Oscars Shut-Out

Two documentary films from Israel were passed over for Oscars. Despite missing out on the golden statue, makers of both films claimed victory for their causes.


Ultra-Orthodox Schools Resist Mandate on Vegetables, Fearing Kosher Violation

Getting schoolchildren to eat green vegetables is tough. Getting ultra-Orthodox schools to serve leafy greens in school lunches could soon become impossible.


The Only Jewish Burmese Python Hunter in Florida

Dave Leibman isn’t your typical south Florida Jew. The self-proclaimed ‘redneck’ is an avid python-hunter and bagged four of the giant Burmese snakes in a just completed Everglades hunt.


Federal Court Refuses To Block New York Circumcision Consent Form Law

Proponents of metzitzah b’peh were reeling after a court refused to block a New York law requiring parental consent for the controversial circumcision rite.


Israeli Consul Claims Two Critical Oscar Nominees Prove Diversity of Opinion

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