Such a Deal! Find God, Win a Trip

‘A Muslim, a Christian, a Buddhist and a Jew walk into a house with 10 atheists…” What sounds like the start of a bad joke actually will be brought to life on Turkish television this fall. If you don’t believe in God, perhaps a stint on reality TV will help change your mind. At least that is what the creators of “Penitents Compete” are hoping for.


Lezak Skips Worlds, Picks Maccabiah Games

One of America’s most decorated swimmers is skipping the world championships in July for a chance to compete in Israel.


‘I Gotta (Mazel Tov) Feeling’

Congratulations are in order for the Black Eyed Peas. No, make that a hearty “Mazel tov.”


For Madoff’s Victims, Here’s a Guide to the Complex World of Legal Restitution

Now that Bernard L. Madoff’s fate has been sealed by a 150 year-long prison sentence, many victims are shifting their focus to the issue of recouping some part of their finan-cial loss. What follows is a list of the different avenues through which victims of the fraud, including individuals, charities, and universities, may win back some of their money — a seemingly complex process that already has many people shaking their heads in dismay.


In the Courtroom: Torment and Dante’s Hell

Joseph Stalin once said that a single death is a tragedy; 1 million, a statistic. The same is true, it turns out, for financial ruin.

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