This fire definitely needs putting out.(Newsday)

• Natalie Portman’s baby is named Aleph. Let’s crowd-source this punch-line: Put yours in the comments, maybe I’ll pick the best one tomorrow. [Peoplel]

• Prime Minister Salam Fayyad insisted the Palestinian Authority is still a functioning government, despite the fact that its employees recently received half salaries due to donor delinquency—ironic, given that the P.A. has halved its reliance on foreign aid. [JPost]

•The Great Neck volunteer fire department is truly missing out if it does not publish a calendar featuring its Persian firemen, like Joshua Banilivy (pictured, and all of 18, ladies). [Newsday]

• Creole cookin’ comes to the Golan. [Haaretz]

• George Lang, who went from the camps to the Waldorf Astoria to owning the legendary Upper West Side fine dining establishment Café des Artistes, died at 86. [NYT]

• It won’t embed (grrr), but you should very much watch Deborah Lipstadt talk to Charlie Rose about her Nextbook Press book, The Eichmann Trial. [Charlie Rose]

You in New York City? Like, tonight? Come celebrate Joseph Dorman’s new documentary about Sholom Aleichem at Le Poisson Rouge. The theme is Yiddish! Film’s trailer is below:

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness – Trailer from Riverside Films on Vimeo.