Confused by the Jay Z/Beyonce/Solange spat? Just imagine Jay Z as Jacob, Beyonce as Rachel and Solange as Leah. Here’s how it would have gone down in Bible times.
Let’s face it: After seven magical, addictive seasons, “Mad Men” is coming to an end. Soon.
A Spanish comedy collective has created a parody of ‘Friends,’ using historical footage of Hitler, Goebbels, Himmler and Eva Braun.
July 16, 2012 Steve Engelberg, managing editor at ProPublica, talks with Rachel Maddow about the reporting in a new ProPublica/Frontline PBS collaboration looking into the questionable dealings behind the Macau-based casino fortune of big-money Republican donor Sheldon Adelson.
An invaluable collection was stolen from the Jerusalem museum and only returned 24 years later. In the early 20th century, Sir David Salomons collected almost 200 incomparable watches and clocks. He later donated them to the Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem (www.islamicart.co.il Among the collection on display is a watch made for Marie Antoinette, “but she was executed before she could enjoy it,” say curator Rachel Hasson. In 1983, this watch and about half the collection were stolen from the museum and weren’t found until late 2006, when police were able to locate 100 of the 110 original pieces. “It is a miracle, after 24 years, to receive such a collection,” says Hasson. Visit the MFA’s Social Media Channels: Facebook - www.facebook.com/IsraelMFA www.facebook.com/IsraeliVibe Twitter - www.twitter.com/Israel www.twitter.com/IsraelMFA Please credit the MFA for any use of this video.
I returned home from my cousin’s wedding Sunday night, happy and exhausted with barely enough energy to flop onto the couch and turn on the TV. That is how I found myself watching the two new episodes of TLC’s “Sister Wives,” a reality TV show about a modern polygamous family. I think the expected feminist response to a show about polygamy is a negative one, summed in this post on Jezebel: “Sister Wives Talk Like Soul-Sucking Stepford Zombies.” It’s easy to condemn the show, and “the lifestyle” (as they call it) but after watching the first few episodes, I found myself pondering polygamy and its presence in our history as Jews. After all, my biblical namesake was a sister wife.
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Finally, some small change for women in Israel, so to speak. Four women have been appointed to the New Currency Committee, the Bank of Israel announced last week. The four women, veteran reporter Sherry Raz-Biron, sculptor Ilana Gur, Tel Aviv University professor Adina Myer, and design expert Gila Shakin, will not only create a female presence in decision-making where there was previously none, but they will now have a role in ensuring that women’s profiles will also be represented on the new currency.
I bristled when I read Debra Nussbaum Cohen’s recent Sisterhood post suggesting that 25 is the right age for marriage. The fact that I’m 34 and unmarried and very much wanting to be on the path to marriage and children contributed to my feelings of discomfort, of course. But another development in my life has got me thinking about age and marriage. My sister, five years my junior, recently got engaged, and she will be married this fall. When I first heard the news I’ll admit I felt a bit uneasy. Other people might classify my reaction as a mini-meltdown, but who’s keeping track?