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  • Weirdest Jewish News of 2014?  Werewolf Bar Mitzvah

    By Deena F. Greenberg

    January 1, 2015 | 6:08 pm

    It appeared to be a case of life imitating art, or at least life imitating Tracy Morgan’s Werewolf Bar Mitzvah. This past week, it was widely reported that Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner adopted Yair Tawil, a Jewish boy, to keep him from becoming a werewolf....

  • A New Year’s Resolution: Gratitude!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    December 30, 2014 | 7:05 pm

    “You are as close to 76 as you are to 16!” 

    Bill loves to sting me with his wit, as if looking at my children, walking past a mirror, and the occasional lapse of memory were not enough.  Honestly, 46 is not as terrible as I thought it would be.  I used to laugh at the...

  • Santa Claus in Jerusalem?

    December 23, 2012 | 11:32 pm

    Santa Claus hands his bell to five year old Ryuya Ando, who energetically shakes it. Ando’s parents, United Nations employees from Japan, get in line for a Christmas tree.

    “People don’t usually celebrate Christmas here in Jerusalem,” Hideyuki Ando tells The Media Line. “I’m a...