For this week’s Bintel Brief, we’re proud to have Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer answering your letters.
Temple Beth Shalom is one of Boca’s most popular bridge venues. But few who cruise past to get a nosh at Izzy’s Deli realize that there’s some Yiddish in Temple Beth Shalom’s own bloodlines.
BACKWARD: Joan Rivers had her funeral all planned out. Will the self-planned shiva become a Jewish celebrity trend?
BACKWARD: Rabbi Barry Freundel, who has pled guilty to 52 counts of voyeurism, has revealed that he was recruited as part of a government surveillance program called ‘MikiLeaks.’
BACKWARD: Cuban leader Fidel Castro talks Jews, Gary Shteyngart and Katz’s Deli.
BACKWARD: One of the hottest new trends in Europe is also one of the oldest — attacking Jews.
BACKWARD: For years, I’ve served nothing but wild-caught gefilte fish at my Seder. But it’s gotten so expensive!
BACKWARD: As you enter the narrow doorway of Brooklyn’s Pearlstein + Dung, the first thing that greets you is the sparse shtetl décor and the pungent odor of artisanal cuisine.
BACKWARD: After all the controversy, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finally addressed Congress — sort of.
BACKWARD: Sixteen-year-old Justin Cohen disappeared during a follow-up interview to the 2013 landmark Pew Research Center’s survey of American Jews.