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Netanyahu snubs Mandela funeral; Israel makes a deal with Jordan to feed the Dead Sea; Orthodox feminists gather for the 8th JOFA Conference; “Live with Kelly & Michael” executive producer Michael Gelman opens up to TJC; Israeli MK Dr. Ruth Calderon talks Talmud; Swarthmore College defies Hillel International’s new guidelines on Israel programming; and more.
Latest hate crime stats show Jews as most victimized; details of former Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger’s alleged crimes revealed; Lihi Lapid, Israeli journalist and wife of Israel’s finance minister Lihi Lapid talks about her novel “Woman of Valor” and women’s issues in Israel; famous caricaturist Al Hirschfeld’s work is celebrated in a new exhibit; and more.
Analyzing the Iranian nuclear deal; backstage with Tovah Feldshuh in “Pippin”; Prof. Alan Dershowitz dishes on Israel, the U.S. Supreme Court, and his new book Taking the Stand; Blue Card and one of the country’s oldest congregations, Temple Emanu-El, help Holocaust survivors this Hanukah; and more.
Thanksgivukkah treats to light, wear and eat (product info here); Israel provides aid to the Philippines; New Jersey’s second-largest city has a 36-year-old mayor and he’s Jewish; former Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger indicted on fraud charges; Newsweek senior editor Abigail Jones discusses her piece on Gital Dodelson and Orthodox divorce (article here); tensions between U.S. and Israel over Iran; the U.S. team on Israeli-Palestinian peace gets a new member.
Like what you saw in our story on Thanksgivukkah treats? Here’s where you can find them all.
Menurkey Menorah: The famous, one-of-a-kind Menurkey, a menorah shaped like a turkey. Light it with your family this Thanksgivukkah! Available from The Jewish Museum as well as other retailers around the country.
Illinois Nut Thanksgivukkah Chocolates: It’s the only chocolate menorah shaped like a turkey, and you can get it from Illinois Nut & Candy in Skokie, Illinois. For smaller scale confections, try their Thanksgivukkah Chocolate Lollipops in semi-sweet and milk chocolate varieties.
Turkey Menorah Thanksgivukkah Scarf: Wrap yourself in Thanksgivukkah cheer with this scarf. Available from Zazzle.com.
Thanksgivukkah Gelt: Belgian chocolate coins in milk and dark varieties, embossed with Thanksgivukkah phrases like “Gobble tov!” Available from Foiled Again!.
American Gothikkah Thanksgivukkah Poster: A Thanksgivukkah twist on an Americana classic, available from Modern Tribe.
Thanksgivukkah T-Shirts: Wear your Thanksgivukkah spirit with these fun t-shirts. Available in unisex, women’s and kids’ sizes from Modern Tribe.
Thanksgivukkah Note Cards: Send Thanksgivukkah wishes with the Americana Collection of greeting cards from Modern Tribe.
Zucker Bakery’s Thanksgivukkah Donuts: Zucker Bakery’s donuts come in four flavors: Cranberry Turkey, Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Donuts and Sweet Potato Donuts filled with marshmallow. Order them online by clicking here.
Doughnut Plant Doughnuts: Try Mark Israel’s square-shaped jelly doughnuts and doughseeds in Vanilla Glaze and Peanut Butter Glaze with Blackberry Jam. Other fall flavors include Pumpkin Spice, Apple Cinnamon and Cranberry in yeast, cake and doughseed varieties.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is back in office after being acquitted on fraud charges; Connecticut rabbi finds $98,000 in a desk and gives it back; the latest on Iran; Charles Hynes’ surprising last moves as Brooklyn D.A.; MSNBC.com Executive Editor Richard Wolffe is in-studio to talk about “The Message,” his inside look at the 2012 Obama campaign; the Jewish designer of Bradamant brings back the bodyshirt; and more.
The U.S. agenda for Israeli-Palestinian peace; Comic artist Art Spiegelman (Maus) gets a retrospective at The Jewish Museum; Dr. Ruth Westheimer vistis TJC’s “The Salon”; the editors of Kaddish: Women’s Voices share their experiences; and more.
Obama’s latest directive on Iran; Paula Abdul’s bat mitzvah in Israel; a new film in Yiddish, “The Pin,” opens in NY and LA; the doors of the Cairo Geniza come to NY; “The Model Apartment” gets an Off-Broadway revival; author Dara Horn sits down to talk about her new novel, “A Guide for the Perplexed”; and more of this week’s Jewish news.
Awarding a million dollars to Michael Bloomberg and explaining why, Dr. Ruth’s Life Story brought to the stage, expanding an old Jewish institution in a new way, and more of the highlights from this week in Jewish news.
U.S. Government shutdown’s consequences for the Jewish community; Israeli ultra-Orthodox rabbi says those who vote against rabbis’ recommendations deserve “stoning”; two rabbis in America arrested for allegedly threatening recalcitrant husbands with torture; Israeli “kosher cellphones” block women’s calls for help; cult classic Off-Broadway show “The Last Five Years” issues a new cast recording.