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  • PBS’ Iranian-American Story

    By Karmel Melamed

    December 12, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    Following more than three decades of Iranians flourishing in the United States, a documentary titled “The Iranian Americans” offers a nostalgic look at how tens of thousands of immigrants resettled in America following the 1979 revolution in Iran. It will air Dec. 18 at 9:30 p.m....

  • Lena Dunham book leaks

    JTA

    December 11, 2012 | 10:47 am

    The book proposal that landed "Girls" creator Lena Dunham a $3.7 million publishing deal was leaked online on Monday.

    The 66-page proposal explains the ideas behind the book, “Not That Kind of Girl,” and reveals it will be divided into six sections: Work, Friendship, Body, Sex,...

  • Marty Reisman: Table-tennis wizard saved a classic game

    The Daily Beast

    December 10, 2012 | 1:23 pm

    Watch the newsreel below and observe a fabled minute in the life and times of Marty Reisman, who died on Friday at age 81. It is 1949 and the scene is Britain's famous Wembley Stadium. Twenty thousand eyes in the darkness are focused on tiny rhythmic oscillations of white in a pool...

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  • Refaeli ripped for donning Santa suit

    JTA

    December 10, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Bar Refaeli is getting heat again -- this time for a picture showing the Israeli model in a Santa suit.

    Refaeli posted the photo last week on her Instagram account with the caption "Good Morning Santa," according to Shalom Life. The hat is drawn over her eyes; Shalom Life said...

  • Yankees offer Youkilis $12 million

    JTA

    December 7, 2012 | 11:48 am

    The New York Yankees reportedly offered Jewish free agent Kevin Youkilis a one-year, $12 million contract.

    Youkilis, a three-time All Star for the Boston Red Sox before being traded to the Chicago White Sox in June, was leaning toward accepting the offer, a source told The New York Times.

    The offer would have Youkilis play third base, replacing Alex Rodriguez, who is expected to be sidelined until next June because of hip surgery. The Cleveland Indians are also said to be interested in signing Youkilis, according to the Times.

  • In gear for Maccabiah Games

    By Tom Tugend

    December 6, 2012 | 11:34 am

    When Steve Pompan played on the U.S. tennis squad at the last Maccabiah Games in Israel, he was struck by the spectators’ tribal inclination to give advice to the players battling it out on the court.

    “While I was playing, they kept telling me, ‘Hit the ball deeper,’ or ‘Use your...

  • Obama first, Netanyahu 23rd on Forbes most powerful list

    JTA

    December 6, 2012 | 9:24 am

    President Obama for the second straight year was named the world's most powerful person by Forbes magazine, which placed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 23rd on the list.

    The list includes 71 individuals -- one for every 100 million people on the planet.

    Other notable...

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