The more Ilan Rosenberg pondered the Chanukkah story, the more the Hollywood stunt performer came up with one explanation for how a group of Jewish guerilla fighters beat the much larger Greek army. Maybe the Maccabees had possessed superhuman powers.
The Lauder clan of the Estée Lauder makeup behemoth are billionaires who, if an April profile of the family in Town and Country is any indication, like to accessorize their 1% status with allusions to their Jewy-bougie roots.
It seems Bar Refaeli’s new swimwear line is just too risqué for Israeli television.
“Who better to teach us what it means to ‘age like a New Yorker’ than tonight’s honorees?” Audrey Weiner president and CEO of The New Jewish Home told the 440 guests at its third annual “Eight Over Eighty” benefit at the Mandarin Oriental. Emceed by Soledad O’Brien the evening offered self revelatory and laughter-eliciting video vignette of each of the honorees: jazz patron Bob Appel, singer Harry Belafonte, ballet luminary Jacques d’Amboise, philanthropist Joy Henshel, Broadway phenom Chita Rivera, gossip doyenne Liz Smith, ad man Keith Reinhard and Sesame Street’s [Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch] Caroll Spinneyall of whom who shared life-experience wisdom.
It’s the golden hour in Brooklyn and somewhere, deep at the edge of Red Hook, a folk musician is toying with his track. Richard Aufrichtig bobs back and forth before a mic in his band’s dimly lit rehearsal space strumming on an electric guitar. He and his bandmates are a silhouette at dusk and they’re in the midst of a heated row about whether or not bassist Rebecca Kushner should back-up the next verse with “ooooooh” or “oooooh la la la.”