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  • Israeli-American ‘Big Brother’ star wins Jewish Moscow beauty pageant

    October 21, 2014 | 10:21 am

    Linor Shefer, an Israeli-American reality television star who was born in Ukraine, won Moscow’s first Miss Jewish Star beauty pageant.

    Shefer, a former contender on the Israeli version of “Big Brother,” beat 19 other contestants on Sunday in Moscow’s Metropol Hotel, according to...

  • Ethiopia-born model wins Israel’s ‘Big Brother’

    August 28, 2013 | 4:26 pm

    An Ethiopia-born model won the fifth season of Israel’s “Big Brother” reality show.

    Tahunia Rubel, 25, won the 1 million shekel prize, worth about $274,000, becoming the second woman to win on the show.

    Many conflicts surrounded Rubel, including some dealing with race and ethnic identity. Some of the racial conflict reportedly caused two other contestants, a father and son, to be disqualified.

    Earlier this year, an Ethiopian immigrant to Israel, Yityish Titi Aynam, 21, was crowned Miss Israel.

  • “Dark Knight” shooter reportedly was camp counselor for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2008

    By Ryan Torok

    July 21, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    The suspect behind a deadly shooting in Colorado that killed 12 and injured 58 more during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” on Friday, July 20   reportedly served as a counselor at a camp run by Jewish Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Los Angeles.

    NBC 7 San Diego KNSD...

  • Conversations From Twitter – Part 1

    By Ilana Angel

    May 18, 2012 | 7:56 am

    I was so sure Aubrey O’Day was going to make it into the final two of Celebrity Apprentice, I bet one my readers she would.  She felt strongly Aubrey was out and so we made a wager.  If the repulsive Ms. O’Day was in, she would write a guest blog for me, and if awful Aubrey was...

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  • America’s Got Talent Gets it Right, While Big Brother Gets it Wrong

    By Ilana Angel

    September 15, 2011 | 9:27 am

    How can one group of people get it so right on one show, and have an epic failure on another?  America’s Got Talent crowned a new champion last night in Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., which was the correct choice.  I have loved this guy from the first moment I saw him and am very glad...

  • Welcome to the Orwell Olympics

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 5, 2008 | 7:59 pm

    Now that every dissident within a hundred miles of Beijing has been intimidated, jailed or internally exiled; now that the Chinese communist party has shut down formerly legal means of citizen redress, like petitioning the government; now that free assembly has been banned, unsightly...

  • Iranian American Jews mentoring new generation of leaders

    By Jane Ulman

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    "It's amazing. It's awesome," Nicole Lavi said. "I have an older 'sister.'"

    Lavi, 17, a senior at Beverly Hills High School, reached over to Donna Pouladian, 23. "She's the best. I love her," Nicole said.

    The two were meeting in person for only the second time, but already they'd...

  • Let’s stay together

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    March 6, 2008 | 11:07 am

    Why can’t people seem to stay together? We invest time in their relationships. Applaud their triumphs as couples and mourn when things don’t go well. So why is it that everyone is breaking up?

    I blame the networks.

    While my adorable hubby was out of town at a...

  • Stop the presses: Jews have Jewish names!

    By JewishJournal.com

    August 8, 2007 | 10:57 pm



    Sometimes I wish I had more time to watch TV.  

    Not really.    All the kewl video is on the Internets:

    From TMZ.COM:

    “Big Brother” Shiksa Learns Jews Have Jewish Names
    Posted Aug 8th 2007 11:59AM by TMZ Staff

    Filed under: TV

    Relations between Israel and the “Big Brother”...

  • Passing the Torch

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Passing the Torch -- Binah There...

    Roz Goldstine and Ethel W. Schwartz received the prestigious Women's League for Conservative Judaism's Torah Fund Binah Award at a luncheon in Philadelphia.

    The event hosted 1,300 women from across the country and featured Arnold M. Eisen,...

  • Native Son

    By J. D. Smith

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A few months ago, I wrote a story in these pages about my experiences as a Jewish Big Brother. As Paul Harvey says, here's "The Rest of the Story."

    My Little Brother, Josh, invited me to his graduation from Northwestern Law School last month. "No, thanks," I said. "I can do better....

  • Reality Doesn’t Bite

    By Teresa Strasser

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Last night, I was watching "Big Brother," a show mocked for its lack of action. Call me crazy, but to me, it's Chekhov; it's all about the subtext. Anyway, a contestant named Bunky was voted out of the house last week. That's when I realized that slowly, quietly, the new breed of...

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