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  • George W. Bush made a painting for Sheldon Adelson

    Jewish casino magnate and political mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is now the proud owner of a painting by a reclusive artist whose works are rarely seen in public – and happens to be a former U.S. president. The New York Times has reported that George W. Bush, who began painting amateur portraits in 2012, gave Adelson… More ▸

  • During Rivlin’s visit, German daily features Hebrew headline

    As a controversy last fall over a Facebook page encouraging more Israelis to move to Berlin made clear, the German capital has a large expat Israeli community. But that wasn’t why Germany’s most widely read newspaper featured Hebrew on its front page this week. The Bild newspaper Tuesday included a bold headline in Hebrew – “Good… More ▸

  • The origins of Hummus Day

    Today, as you no doubt have already discovered from your Facebook or Twitter feed, is International Hummus Day. You might think establishing an international holiday would involve the United Nations or some other global body. But the recipe for Hummus Day (the day’s official website and Facebook page don’t include the word “international,” although many media references… More ▸

  • In Israel, is Scott Walker sidestepping foreign policy talk?

    When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker went to London in February, he declined to answer all questions journalists posed about foreign policy. Wisconsin governors, which Scott Walker is, do not need to know loads about foreign policy. But presidential candidates, which Scott Walker wants to be, do. Now, Google “Scott Walker” and “London,” and it doesn’t look too great…. More ▸

  • Drake named his new Toronto club after his Jewish grandparents

    Jewish artist Drake already has a reputation for being hip hop’s most sensitive rapper. But that hasn’t stopped him from scoring some more points in the books of bubbes and zaydes across the country. The Canadian-born Grammy winner announced on Instagram last week that his new nightclub – located in the Air Canada Centre, where… More ▸

  • Is LeBron James coaching David Blatt?

    Tonight’s Eastern Conference semifinals Game 5 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Bulls is pivotal for both teams – the best-of-seven series is tied at two games apiece — but it may be the biggest for Cleveland’s Jewish coach, David Blatt. Blatt, the American-Israeli former coach of Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv team, is taking… More ▸

  • Israel and Palestine in an African-American play

    My family and I went to see “The Blood Quilt” at Washington’s Arena Stage on Mother’s Day. It’s a terrific play, a world premiere by Katori Hall, and a good one for the day, exploring the complicated relationship between a recently deceased mother and her four daughters from different fathers, and between these four sisters and their daughter/niece…. More ▸