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  • No Emmy, but still a big year for Sheldon ‘Undercover Boss’ Yellen

    Sheldon Yellen, the CEO of BELFOR Property Restoration, became a reality TV sensation and then sparked headlines by lending his private jet to the family of an EMT worker killed during Hurricane Irene. His next gig: High Holidays speaker.

  • The KISS reunion tour in Haifa: Gene Simmons goes home

    Say what you will about reality TV, the Gene Simmons nostalgia tour to Haifa is must-see television before the High Holidays.

  • What is won ‘Jeopardy!’ (What did the rabbi do on Monday?)

    Joyce Newmark, a New Jersey rabbi, easily defeated two contestants in an episode of the TV game show “Jeopardy!” that aired Monday and finished with a $29,200 pay day.

  • Op-Ed: Elevate more female rabbis into leadership roles

    As another “rabba” will be ordained soon, all Jews should embrace the changing face of the American rabbinate and welcome more women into rabbinic leadership roles, a Conservative rabbi writes.

  • Op-Ed: Is Gabby Giffords Jewish enough?

    If Rep. Gabrielle Giffords considers herself Jewish because her father is Jewish and she lives a Jewish life, then she’s Jewish, writes a member of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly.