A few weeks ago, the Jewish institute and archive known as YIVO hosted a public discussion about the financial downturn and the alleged misdeeds of Bernard Madoff. Now, YIVO is dealing with financial problems of its own.
A school district in New Jersey may become the first in the nation to create a Hebrew-language immersion track in a public school — and to supplement it with voluntary after-school religious classes paid for by parents in space rented from the district.
Although the world’s foremost collector of rare Jewish books has traveled the globe seeking books printed in the Far East, the Ottoman Empire and throughout Europe, his greatest collecting triumph took place virtually at his front door.
This year’s Simply Manischewitz Cook-Off included all the stress-inducing ingredients one might find on an episode of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” — time restrictions, stiff competition and a $25,000 grand prize. But it was lacking one element: the cutthroat drama.
Iran hasn’t issued many tourist visas to Israelis lately, but that isn’t stopping a group of Hebrew speakers from spending a weekend there — at least “virtually.”