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Gene Wilder, Iconic Jewish Comedian and Actor, Dead at 83

26 Av 5776 – August 30, 2016
One of Hollywood's finest and funniest comedians has been silenced forever. Gene Wilder passes away at age 83.

New Management: Liberman Says Soldiers Shouldn’t Have to Consult a Lawyer on the Battlefield

26 Av 5776 – August 29, 2016
The loud and clear statement from the Defense Minister that he will back his soldiers rather than sic lawyers at them will likely go a long way to improve IDF morale.

Oded Kobo’s, Roman Abramovich’s Shellanoo Planning TASE IPO

24 Av 5776 – August 28, 2016
Shellanoo investors include music industry leaders including them Will.i.am, David Guetta, Tiesto, Nicki Minaj, Avicii, Benny Andersson (of ABBA fame).

Defense Witnesses in Hebron Shooting Trial Accuses Ya’alon of Meddling

Azaria's defense team has announced it would present several witnesses the prosecution opted to skip.

Israel Pays GPS App Waze to Push Periphery Tourism

The initiative is part of a new Waze campaign of the ministry to promote Israel's more remote site to potential visitors.

Philly Jewish Woman Painting Flowers Over Swastikas

24 Av 5776 – August 27, 2016
I am asking you, in this neighborhood, (and beyond if you want to share), paint something positive on your trashcan!

Wikileaks: George Soros Paid $650,000 to Influence Pope Francis’ Closest Friend

22 Av 5776 – August 25, 2016
A report on the effort says successful achievements included “buy-in of individual bishops to more publicly voice support of economic and racial justice messages."

DNC Staff Make Fun of Jewish Congressman’s Weight Problems

Jerry Nadler stuck his neck out as the only Jewish Congressman to support Obama's nuclear deal with Iran — which did not earn him the DNC staff's respect.

Operation Safari Rescuing Gaza Beasts Completed at Erez Crossing

21 Av 5776 – August 24, 2016
Over the last two years, the ministry transferred lions, a horse and other animals.

Steven Hill, Star of ‘Law & Order,’ ‘Mission: Impossible,’ Dead at 94

Hill only lasted one season on “Mission: Impossible,” because he was "difficult to work with," most notably because he refused to work late on Fridays, because of his Shabbat observance.

Ha’aretz on Warpath Against New Hebron Jewish Housing

19 Av 5776 – August 23, 2016
Although it's puzzling why Burger didn't tweet in English, or ask someone at the paper's English language website to help him translate, the panicky urgency of the tweet is unmistakable.

Australian Jewish College Director Suing over Claims She Pressured Abuse Victims Not to Complain

19 Av 5776 – August 22, 2016
Back on February 11, 2015, the Australian ABC network reported on Nechama Bendet's testimony to the Royal Commission that day, admitting it was a mistake that Yeshivah College had never apologized directly to Manny Waks, a student who had been sexually abused by a guard.

Dershowitz to Play Trump in Hillary’s Debate Prep

Mark Green told WNYC the Democratic candidate should have a team of one overall manager, one surrogate, and a team of ten advisers who remind her to smile a lot.

Analysis: Leftwing Orthodox Rabbis Attack Trump, Cite the Yerushalmi

17 Av 5776 – August 20, 2016
Frankly, even if one does not support Trump's xenophobic attacks on "Rapist Mexicans" and "the Muslims," a group of 45 learned rabbis could have come up with a more convincing, perhaps intellectually challenging argument.

Israeli Animators Win Prestigious Award in New York

15 Av 5776 – August 18, 2016
Their film was selected as one of the best featured at Animation Block Party, a prestigious animation competition that took place in New York in July.

Already World’s Gayest City, Tel Aviv Claiming Spot as Friendliest to Dogs

13 Av 5776 – August 17, 2016
The 25,000 Tel Avivian dogs enjoy 70 public dog parks, that's 1.3 dog parks for every 250 acres.

Shabak Foils Hezbollah Operation that Used Facebook to Recruit, Plan Terror Attacks

12 Av 5776 – August 16, 2016
A terror cell from the Kalkilia area in Samaria was ordered to attack an IDF patrol.

Jewish Actor Fyvush Finkel, 93, Passes Away

Famed Jewish actor Philip 'Fyvush' Finkel was born in Brownsville, NY. He brought to life several characters in 'Fiddler on the Roof.'

San Francisco Bus Ad Defends BDS

12 Av 5776 – August 15, 2016
The ad includes the slogan Stop Anti-Boycott Legislation and features a list of historic boycotts, including the Boston Tea Party, segregated buses in Montgomery in 1956, and South Africa's apartheid regime.

Head of Mid-East Think Tank Suing Obama over Aid to Nuclear Israel

9 Av 5776 – August 12, 2016
Smith claims the entire US aid deal with Israel is in violation of the Symington and Glenn amendments to the Foreign Aid Act of 1961.

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