Tess Cutler is an intern at Tablet.
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A ‘Golden’ Revival—and Party to Boot

The National Yiddish Theatre revival of ‘The Golden Bride’ is an energetic operetta now playing at New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Bulletproof Rock

On the first night of Hanukkah, Hasidic rockers Bulletproof Stockings played New York’s Webster Hall

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‘Time’ Readers: Bernie’s The Man

The gruff and tough presidential hopeful was voted as ‘Person of the Year’ by ‘Time’ magazine’s readers

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Paris Celebrates Hanukkah—With Arnold Schwarzenegger

‘It is very important that light prevails over darkness and good prevails over evil’

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New Dad Mark Zuckerberg Will Give 99% of His Facebook Shares to Charitable Causes

That’s $45 billion at the current market value

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Restoration of L.A.’s Wilshire Boulevard Temple Gets—What Else?—a Movie Treatment

Filmmaker Aaron Wolf was a ‘fallen-away’ Jew until he decided to make a documentary about his childhood synagogue

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Luminaries Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom at The White House

Barbra Streisand, Stephen Sondheim, Steven Spielberg, and Itzhak Perlman were among the 17 recipients of the highest civilian honor.

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Snitch Calls Cops on Floridian Grandmas for Gambling on Mahjong

A ‘troublemaker’ in building 11 took issue with the penny-stakes games taking place in the clubhouse at the Altamonte Springs condominiums

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8 Facts You Never Knew About Albert Einstein

It’s been 100 years since the Nobel Prize-winning physicist delivered his groundbreaking General Theory of Relativity

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After an Emergency Landing in Montana, El Al Passengers Are Treated to a Kosher Feast

A rag-tag group of caring Jews came to the aid of about 300 stranded passengers on their way from Israel to Los Angeles

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Report: An American Jewish University Campus in Los Angeles May Have Been Exposed to Radiation For Decades

University president refutes investigation from local NBC news team

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Indie Darling Zooey Deschanel Converts to Judaism

The actress, folk singer, and new mom reportedly converted for her husband

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Rachel Weisz Takes Over ‘Denial’ Role

The actress will play Deborah Lipstadt, the Jewish history scholar who was sued for libel by David Irving after she labeled him a ‘Holocaust denier’

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This Month, Read a Jewish Book

It’s Jewish Book Month, a tradition begun in 1925 that today is run by the Jewish Book Council

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N.W.A’s Former Manager Jerry Heller Files $110 Million Lawsuit Over ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Lawsuit lists NBC Universal, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and rapper Eazy-E’s widow, among others

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Know No Bounds

IDF Veteran Adi Deutsch lost his leg to a land mine when he was 20 years old. Nearly three decades later, and now a seasoned triathlete, he’ll run the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

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Haunted Dybbuk Boxes For Sale

Warning: Do not, under any circumstances, open this story

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Rabbi Rescues Torah Inside His Burning Shul

A fundraising campaign has begun to help rebuild New Brunswick’s Congregation Poile Zedek

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Challah and Shabbat for Everyone

A 20-foot challah was unveiled in Brooklyn Wednesday night, earning a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records

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From Porn Star to Zionist Kosher Cook

Jenna Jameson continues her Jewish mission on social media

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Study: Elephants May Hold a Genetic Mechanism Key to Cancer Resistance

Israeli scientists at Haifa’s Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are joining forces with the University of Utah where new research provides insight into why elephants rarely get cancer. Could it help humans?

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The Man Who Wrote the Lyrics to ‘Les Misérables’

Herbert Kretzmer, 90, reflects on his career on the musical’s 30th anniversary

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Beer, Down by the Banks of the River Charles

An Israeli-led water purification company teamed up with Boston’s Harpoon Brewery and created a limited edition pale ale made with water from the Charles River

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‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Lowers the Boom for Eight Nights (and Counting)

Matthew Jackson steals the show with his mannerisms and Passover seder banter

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iRobot

An Israeli space team has signed a launch contract to catapult its dishwasher-sized rover onto the moon

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Storied Congregations in Legal Battle Over Torah Bells Worth $7.4 Million

Manhattan’s Shearith Israel and Newport, Rhode Island’s Jeshuat Israel are both claiming ownership over silver, colonial-era rimonim. A judge will soon declare the lawful owner.

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Bar Refaeli Marries Billionaire, Tries to Set No-Fly Zone Over Wedding Ceremony

The Israeli supermodel wore a custom Chloé dress, of course

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Jewish Geniuses

The MacArthur Foundation announces its 2015 fellows who will all receive a $625,000 ‘genius grant’

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Sukkah-To-Go

From the bed of a Chevy truck, the ‘Wandering Sukkah’ art project is touring New York City, stopping here and there to give people ‘a moment of urban respite’

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