We know that a cheeseburger, fries and a soda are not the healthiest of choices, but what about the sushi rolls you had for lunch? A typical roll contains the carbohydrate equivalent of approximately two and half to four slices of bread.
As rebel forces move closer to Damascus, there are reports of activity in Syrian chemical weapons sites, raising fears in the region that Syria could use those chemical weapons.
A clip from NBC showing Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents' reaction to her uneven bar routine has garnered more than 25,000 hits on YouTube.
NBC sportscaster Bob Costas said he will call out the International Olympic Committee for denying Israel's request for a moment of silence for the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Games.
Mayim Bialik’s career has gone through several phases since she burst onto the pop culture radar as the lead of the 1990s NBC-TV series “Blossom.”
Michael Green was walking down a street in Jerusalem in late 2006 when the concept of the new television series “Kings” came into focus.
A dig about Jews took center stage on "The Apprentice" -- again. And once again, it was a loser.
The Beatles on "Ed Sullivan." Michael Jackson's Moonwalk on the "Motown 25th Anniversary Special." Ricky Martin at the Grammys. Each of these TV appearances launched a musical career into the stratosphere. On Wednesday Feb. 12, 2003, Jill Sobule appeared on "The West Wing." Will lightning strike again?
Is Jewish the new gay? That's how it's looking this season on NBC's "Will and Grace."
Aaron Sorkin has opened his mind to Jewish culture. It's evidenced in the recent Yiddish-language opener of the Dec. 11 Christmas episode of the "The West Wing," with a 1950s scene of three men in topcoats -- who belonged to the Jewish mob.
Rena Sofer always seems to land ethnic roles. As the newest regular on NBC's "Just Shoot Me," Sofer plays Vicki Costa, a hairdresser from Brooklyn, whose name is Greek, but whose ethnicity is undefined. It's reminiscent of her Emmy-award winning role of Lois Cerullo Ashton, the brassy Italian Brooklynite she played for five years on the soap opera "General Hospital."
She's also known for playing journalist Rachel Rose, the stereotypically ideal Jewish woman who goes out with a Reform rabbi (Ben Stiller), in the 2000 film "Keeping the Faith."
On April 18, 1943, as the vaunted German army marched in to liquidate the Warsaw Ghetto, a few hundred Jewish resistance fighters, armed with pistols, rifles and homemade Molotov cocktails, confronted the Nazi soldiers and held them at bay for almost a month.
When "Inside Schwartz" creator Stephen Engel was in college, dating was relatively easy. He'd meet a girl in class, hang out -- and presto! -- he had a girlfriend.
But when Engel's college flame dumped him when he was 25, the Jewish writer entered alien territory: the singles scene. "I didn't have a lot of experience formally calling women and asking them out," he says. "I'd never been 'fixed up.' I'd never been on a blind date. I had some horrific experiences."
NBC's hit "Will & Grace," which is up for 12 Emmys this month, is one of the first network shows to feature an appealing homosexual main character. But the sitcom -- which revolves around gay attorney Will and his best gal pal Grace -- is a first for another reason: its novel depiction of a young Jewish woman.
Grace Adler, played by Jewish actress Debra Messing, is a gorgeous, kooky interior designer who is neither pushy nor a shopaholic. Forget pathetic Melissa from "thirtysomething" or obnoxious Vicki from "Suddenly Susan."
For those who don't remember, Attanasio is the brilliant creator and writer of "Homicide: Life on the Street," the former NBC series that was always more beloved by critics and its small but fanatically devoted group of viewers than by the public at large. Among the talents spawned by that show, none made more of an impression than Andre Braugher, a Shakespearean-trained actor of enormous power who, during the show's run, got himself a cover of TV Guide which asked the question in banner headlines: "Is this the best actor on television?"
The Jewish Community Library is used to catering to the literaryneeds of groups of school children, Yiddish scholars and day-schoolteachers. But seldom does it get a call for Talmudic texts to gracethe set of a sitcom. That changed a few weeks ago when librarydirector Abigail Yasgur received a request from the "Seinfeld" artdepartment to borrow a set of the sacred books. The 29-volume redSoncino Talmud filled the bill. The books, borrowed for a week, willappear in an episode scheduled to air next Thursday (Oct. 9) on NBC.