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Dov Hikind Apologizes for Blackface Purim Costume

By Reuters

A state assemblyman apologized on Monday for donning blackface and wearing an Afro wig at a party celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim, a costume that drew criticism from fellow lawmakers and the Anti-Defamation League bias monitoring group.Read More


Sarah Silverman's Niece Escapes Arrest at Women of the Wall Purim Protest

By JTA

A women’s Megillah reading at the Western Wall took place on Shushan Purim without incident or arrests.Read More


Seth MacFarlane Panned as 'Bumbling' Oscars Host Depite Rise in Ratings

By Reuters

Sunday’s Oscar ceremony scored the biggest TV audience in three years, and edgy new host Seth MacFarlane helped boost interest from young men, despite getting a mauling from TV critics.Read More


Andy Samberg Gets Engaged to Joanna Newsom

By Reuters

Comic actor Andy Samberg and musician Joanna Newsom are engaged to be married, a representative of Samberg said on Monday.Read More


Dov Hikind Under Fire for Blackface Purim Costume

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Orthodox Brooklyn politician Dov Hikind is under fire after dressing as a “black basketball player” for Purim.Read More


Detroit Federation Chief on Neo-Nazi's Hit List

By JTA

The FBI warned the head of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit that his name was on a the hit list of a convicted killer and neo-Nazi sympathizer.Read More


IKEA Yanks Meatballs Over Europe Horsemeat Fears

By Reuters

IKEA halted sales of its trademark Swedish meatballs in 13 European countries after tests in the Czech Republic on Monday showed the product contained horsemeat.Read More


Israel Successfully Tests New Missile Defense

By Reuters

Israel carried out a successful test of its upgraded Arrow interceptor system on Monday, which is designed to destroy in space the kind of missiles held by Syria and Iran, the Israeli Defence Ministry said.Read More


Glitterati Shmooze at Oscars After-Parties as Michael Feinstein Tinkles Ivories

By Reuters

Hollywood’s elite headed into the night to celebrate or commiserate at a list of glitzy parties in Tinseltown after walking the red carpet and watching the year’s Academy Awards presented.Read More


Israel Worries About New Palestinian Uprising as West Bank Protests Rage

By Reuters

Israel’s homeland security minister voiced concern on Monday that a surge of violent Palestinian protests in the occupied West Bank could erupt into a new Intifada (uprising) if confrontations turned deadly.Read More


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