Drew Barrymore stopped by “The View” on Friday to discuss marriage and motherhood, and how Jewy her five-month-old daughter, Olive, will be. Barrymore testified that although she “hasn’t converted yet,” she and her husband were planning to raise their baby “traditionally Jewish.” Barrymore married art dealer Will Kopelman (son of Chanel CEO Arie Kopelman) seven months ago… More ▸
New technology will provide expectant mothers with more knowledge than ever about their unborn children. How will parents react to a pregnancy destined to produce a child with an unwanted condition? More ▸
Sarah Silverman made headlines again!
But no, this time it wasn’t about a controversial tweet or a controversial video or… a controversial anything. In fact, the Jewish comedian didn’t really do anything.
Well, depends who you ask, because Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt thought that her lack of, umm, “doing,” is bad, so he decided to write an opinion columnfor the “Jewish Press” on October 11.
From that moment on it just got more bizarre, so in case you missed one of the most unnecessary debates recently (seriously people, don’t we debate enough these days?), here’s a short recap.
Last Thursday, Rabbi Rosenblatt accused Silverman of being “too secular”
According to Rabbi Rosenblatt, Sarah Silverman has a right to use her “daring” humor, but it’s not okay to add “biblical language” to that:
You want to fight for a value so you take your belief – secularism – and promote it. As an Orthodox rabbi, I disagree with just about everything you say, but respect your right to say it. All I ask, respectfully, is that you not use traditional Jewish terminology in your efforts. Because doing so is a lie. More ▸
The English actress, best known for her role as Jessa Johansson in the successful HBO show “Girls,” decided to show her natural beauty in a pregnant photoshoot. Kirke, whose grandparents are of Iraqi-Israeli decent, is expecting to have her second child in a few weeks, and decided to share her current look with the magazine… More ▸
Mazel Tov! After an 18-months pregnancy, Tanda, a 20-year-old white rhino gave birth Terkel, a rare white rhino calf, at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv.
Terkel was born on June 15, which is a reason to celebrate since white rhinos are considered rare and difficult to breed in captivity, and are constantly trying to keep out of the endangered list. 300 white rhinos are killed every year by poachers who hunt them for their horns. White rhinos are not really white, it is a mistranslation from the Dutch ”wijd,” which means “wide” in English.
Terkel is named after zoologist Dr. Amelia Terkel, who is retiring after 30 years at the Ramat Gan Safari. His mother Tanda, who was born in South Africa, gave birth to his older brother Tibor, four and a half years ago.
Shortly after being born, Terkel tried to get on his feet, and was able to do so with the help of Tanda.
Enjoy the photos of Terkel’s first day!
1. Terkel Trying to stand up for the first time
(Photo by Tibor Jager/Ramat Gan Safari) More ▸
This Israeli family may have broken every bad taste record out there. Their (poor) macho-baby arrived to his own circumcision riding a convertible remote-control car, and rode that highway to hell together with drumming and fireworks. Whoever is controlling the car is doing pretty bad job too, which could explain where Israelis get their bad driving habits from, although… More ▸
Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman tied the knot last Saturday under a chuppah. Kopelman, who is Drew’s art dealer, is also the son of Arie Kopelman, CEO of Chanel (and yes, Drew wore a Chanel gown). Kopelman’s rabbi performed the ceremony. Now that Drew has married into the tribe, she can also gush over her… More ▸
Mazel tov to Maggie Gyllenhaal! Gyllenhaal ‘s publicist wrote in an email that the actress gave birth on April 19 to Gloria Ray. This is Gyllenhaal and husband Peter Sarsgaard’s second daughter. Their first, Ramona, is 6 years old. In 2009 Gyllenhaal received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress for her role in… More ▸
So here’s the problem with the Hollywood Crazy Baby Naming Phenomenon: There is just no end in sight. In fact, people are only getting more elaborate and ridiculous with their name choices, including having their toddler children name the babies in their bellies. That’s right. Sarah Michelle Gellar might have let her daughter pick out… More ▸
After a short stint in France visiting Benjamin’s family, the Portman-Millipied clan (including baby Alef!) enjoyed a week-long vacation in Israel. According to Ynet news, the couple stayed at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem and traveled throughout the country, including Tel Aviv and the Dead Sea. Portman was spotted leaving a note at the… More ▸