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Natalie Portman To Star In Mira Nair’s “Kosher Vegetarian”

By February 29, 2008

Word on the streets of Bombay is that Natalie Portman and Irrfan Khan are teaming up for a new Mira Nair flick titled Kosher Vegetarian, a love story between a strictly vegetarian Gujarati man and a Jewish woman. Nair is … Read More

Walk a Mile in Natalie Portman’s Shoes

By February 27, 2008

Natalie Portman is known for being as socially conscious as she is gorgeous, so it's no surprise that the Israeli-born actress has launched her own line of vegan shoes. In an entertaining interview with the London Times, Portman recently talked … Read More

Board Game Controversy! Where’s Jerusalem Again?

By February 26, 2008

Hasbro, maker of the game Monopoly, is set to become a world leader in political geography: After a recent promotion for their forthcoming "World Edition" created some controversy, they swiftly and deftly nipped the problem in the bud. The international … Read More

Q&A: ‘Penelope’ Director Mark Palansky

By February 26, 2008

Mark Palansky's debut feature film, Penelope, is a modern take on a timeless conceit, entrenched in classic monster mythology. Cursed with the snout of a pig, Penelope (Christina Ricci) must learn to love herself exactly as she is. (Try as … Read More

Puppy Love: Would You Clone Your Dog?

By February 15, 2008

We all get attached to our dogs, but is there really any good reason to clone them? For one California woman whose life was saved by her now-deceased pit bull, the answer is an emphatic "yes." Bernann McKunney has submitted … Read More

Fake Jews: Venezualans “Converted” To Judaism For Israeli Citizenship

By February 15, 2008

In a modern twist on the story of the conversos–Jews in Spain and Portugal during the 14th and 15th centuries, who underwent forced conversions to Catholicism — an investigation is now underway into the case of 200 Venezuelan citizens who … Read More

Spielberg, What Took You So Long?

By February 14, 2008

It was so disappointing when, back in April 2006, Steven Spielberg joined the art advisory team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. I remember being struck by the double standards inherent in his action: A man whose films include Schindler's List … Read More

Israel Wants to Eliminate Foreign Chefs

By February 13, 2008

Remember how we told you about the popularity of sushi in Israel? You may have noticed a brief mention of the government mandate that could "expel all Asian employees at ethnic restaurants in order to make room for Israeli workers" … Read More