(JTA) — As the author of a best-seller that deals with female sexuality after 50, the Lithuanian novelist Ruta Vanagaite is used to embarrassing questions from journalists about her private life.
But even she was astonished when a reporter for a popular television station demanded to see her birth certificate to ascertain the veracity of claims that she is Jewish.
A rabbi in Texas helped killer imprisoned on Death Row achieve his dreams of finally becoming a man, religiously of course. Chabad.org reports that Rabbi Dovid Goldstein, lead Jewish chaplain in the Texas prison system, worked tirelessly to help inmate Jedidiah Murphy have a Bar Mitzvah.
(JTA) — Beyonce was wearing a wedding gown created by an Israeli designer when she presented at the 58th Grammy Awards.
Synagogue can be such a schlep. Haven’t you ever just wished the shul could come to you? If that’s the case, for the low, low price of $7.5 million, you could purchase a home with a built-in synagogue.
Just when you thought Bernie Sanders couldn’t get any more popular, now there’s a music video elevating the Democratic-Socialist zaidy’s cool factor called “Bernie Bae.”