Hollywood Makeover: Ian McShane, left, and Christopher Egan star in NBC?s new show, ?Kings.?

King David’s NBC Premiere

The lowest-rated TV network has found religion. Beginning March 15, NBC will look to another well-known underdog, the Bible’s King David, to give its floundering prime-time schedule a boost. “Kings,” loosely inspired by the Old Testament hero, will debut in a two-hour premiere aimed at closing the network’s gap with Sunday night rivals, including ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” and the CBS series “The Amazing Race.”

Carry On: Handbags by Daniella Lehavi are available on the site.

Israeli Styles: From Tel Aviv to the World Wide Web

If a leisurely shopping spree in Israel down Tel Aviv’s bustling Dizengoff Street isn’t in the cards, a wide range of fashion-forward accessories, made in Israel by established and emerging designers, can now be purchased at coolil.com.

Lang: A renowned modern dancer and choreographer.

Remembering Pearl Lang

“I am told that I am the father of the graphic novel, but am still waiting for the blood test,” said Art Spiegelman,1992 Pulitzer Prize winner for “Maus: A Survivor’s Tale” and keynote speaker at the February 6-8 New York Comic Con & Graphic Novel Conference, held at the Javits Center.

Freeman: Bowed out as intelligence council chairman.

Following Withdrawal From Intelligence Post, Freeman Points Finger at Israel Lobby

The spectrum of arguments against the appointment of Charles “Chas” Freeman to Washington’s top intelligence assessment post ranged from his approach toward China to his ties with Saudi Arabia to his views on human rights.


Coalition Seeks Overhaul of Conservative Movement

Some of the most prominent figures in Conservative Judaism are demanding a meeting with the leadership of the movement’s congregational arm to discuss a major overhaul of the way the troubled movement functions