“The Daily Show’s” Senior Jewish Correspondent Adam Lowitt took a crack at the recent flare ups of anti-Semitism from Donald Trump supporters with good humor and a uniquely positive perspective.
Jewish-German designer Diane Von Furstenberg and her media mogul husband Barry Diller could not handle the death of their Jack Russell Terrier; Shannon, after all, was one-of-a-kind. She lived in a custom-made, neoclassical doghouse. To solve the tiny problem of death and the fleetingness of life, they decided to clone her. Odd, because Von Furstenberg’s parents were Holocaust survivors. She talks often about how they inspired her zest for life and success. Now she’s a eugenicist?
Fans of Arthur Koestler’s 1940 novel “Darkness at Noon,” the formerly communist author’s allegorical take on Stalin’s increasingly totalitarian grip on the USSR, are in for a shock. According to the New York Review of Books, a German doctoral student named Matthias Weßel has discovered one of the novel’s original German drafts.
Purim is around the corner, so as you’re washing down those hamentashen with a libation, or two, or three, stop a moment to send a card to a loved one, letting them know just how hard you plan on partying and your expected level of inebriation.