Freida Pinto

‘Slumdog’ in Israel

In a twist on the old maxim “Write Yiddish, cast British,” an Oscar-nominated director is thinking Palestinian, casting Indian.

Ivri Lider

Kissing: Tongue in Cheek

A tongue-in-cheek cover song has earned an Israeli musician an invitation to a trendsetting gay awards show in the United States.

Sana Krasikov

Krasikov Scoops $100K Rohr Prize

The Jewish Book Council announced on March 24 that Sana Krasikov is the 2009 recipient of the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. The $100,000 award is one of the most lucrative of its kind. Krasikov won for her debut collection of short stories, “One More Year,” which provides eight insights into the lives of Russian and Georgian immigrants to the United States following the Cold War.

Heritage Project: A tombstone in Cape Verde with inscriptions in Hebrew.

Honoring Cape Verde’s Jewish History

One of the world’s smallest Jewish communities is getting attention after being all but forgotten for decades.


Haredi Jews Urged To Avoid El Al

Orthodox Jews are being urged shun El Al, Israel’s national air carrier, over its in-flight entertainment — a push that is widely viewed as a gambit in a larger struggle with the airline.