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  • Moving and shaking: ‘Iran: What Now?’, LEAP Foundation and more

    By Ryan Torok

    August 6, 2015 | 10:22 am

    Dalia Dassa Kaye, director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy and a senior political scientist at the Rand Corp.; former U.S. Congressmember Mel Levine; and Omri Ceren, senior adviser at the Israel Project, participated in an Aug. 2 debate at Beth Jacob Congregation titled...

  • Jack Black, Paula Abdul and more: The Tribe takes over summer TV

    By Gerri Miller

    June 1, 2015 | 1:58 pm

    Members of the tribe populate the TV landscape this summer, in both returning and new series. You’ll find Eric Dane piloting TNT’s “The Last Ship” (June 21), Mark Feuerstein in USA’s “Royal Pains” (June 2), Rachelle LeFevre in CBS’ “Under the Dome” (June 25), Nat Faxon, Jenny Slate...

  • No Western Wall bat mitzvah for Paula Abdul after all

    November 7, 2013 | 11:34 am

    Paula Abdul canceled her much-hyped bat mitzvah at the Western Wall, opting instead for a low-key ceremony in the town of Safed, The Times of Israel reports.

    Per Israel’s Tourism Industry, which hosted the former “American Idol” and “The X-Factor” judge, the switch was due to jet lag. But the officiating rabbi, Eyal Riess of the Tzfat Kabbalah Center, claims it was to avoid the media.

    Either way, the deed is done. Mazel Tov!

  • Beyonce’, aid to Goa, high-tech innovation, the Israelis at the NBA and more- This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 4, 2013 | 11:24 am

    A late Bat-Mitzvah

    Singer and reality- show judge, Paula Abdul, visited Israel this week to make a lifelong dream come true:  After a delay of almost four decades, she celebrated her Bat-Mitzvah at the Western Wall. Abdul made that visit formal when she met with President Peres,...

  • Paula Abdul to have bat mitzvah at the Kotel

    October 28, 2013 | 11:30 am

    Better late than never, as they say! At 51 years young, former “American Idol” and “X Factor” judge Paula Abdul will celebrate her bat mitzvah at the Western Wall, The Times of Israel reports.

    Abdul, who was raised Jewish and has recently been linked to Chabad, is arriving in...