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  • Maybe Bibi is the orator (and Pelosi is the mansplainer?)

    Following the big speech, Ron tackled the burning question: Is Bibi a mansplaining Orientalist? Ron was riffing on Nancy Pelosi’s harsh criticism of the speech, and working off of the following definition of mansplaining: To explain in a patronizing manner, assuming total ignorance on the part of those listening. The mansplainer is often shocked and hurt when their… More ▸

  • Is Bibi a mansplaining Orientalist?

    Is Bibi a mansplainer? Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, all but said so after Netanyahu’s Congress speech Tuesday: As one who values the U.S. – Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech – saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the… More ▸

  • From the Archive: Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Mapplethorpe’ moment

    When you think of Leonard Nimoy, who died last week, you’re probably more likely to think of the pointy-eared Spock than of scantily dressed women. But in 2002, the actor best known for his role on “Star Trek,” generated a small storm with his black-and-white photographs of women clad in nothing but prayer shawls and tefillin, the leather phylacteries… More ▸

  • Sen. Robert Menendez’s rock star moment at AIPAC

    Sen. Robert Menendez hands down got the most enthusiastic reception of any speaker so far at AIPAC’s annual conference. I’d say you could barely hear the New Jersey Democrat on Monday night but for the whoops and shouts, except that Menendez has a preacher’s style and his rich tenor and rolling cadences rode the cheering like… More ▸

  • Forbes’ billionaires list features new and old Jewish faces

    The billionaires’ club isn’t as exclusive as it used to be. On Monday Forbes released its 29th annual list of every billionaire on the planet, and it features a record 1,826 people, or 181 more than last year. As in previous years, Jews are disproportionately represented on the roster of the world’s wealthiest, with 10 Jews among the top… More ▸

  • White House squeezes U.S.-Israel into two sides of a card

    It’s the week of the AIPAC policy conference. It’s the week of That Speech — Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress, organized without consulting the White House. With all the drama and tension, the Obama administration doesn’t want you thinking loyalty to the president and support for Israel are incompatible. So it’s giving supporters a two-sided card called “5… More ▸

  • From the Archive: Israel’s impressive losing record at the Oscars

    At the 87th Academy Awards last weekend, the Israeli short film “Aya,” which was nominated for best live-action short, lost to British short “The Phone Call.” It was the 10th time an Israeli film was nominated for Best Foreign Film, making Israel among the top 10 most-nominated countries in the world. However, despite this recognition and… More ▸

  • WATCH: Leonard Nimoy explains Spock’s salute

    Leonard Nimoy, who played the overly logical part-human, part-Vulcan hero Spock on “Star Trek,” passed away Friday at the age of 83. To quote Spock’s most famous recurring line, Nimoy certainly lived long and prospered. Though he had a wide-ranging career that included acting on stage and screen, directing, and writing, Nimoy was (and will be)… More ▸