One day in 2015, a small Israeli spacecraft will land on and reconnoiter the moon, joining the United States and former Soviet Union in the world’s most exclusive extraterrestrial club.
American author Dave Eggers said he will not travel to Germany to accept a literary prize from the Gunter Grass Foundation.
Jewish groups are ramping up pressure to have a prestigious German prize withdrawn from a Palestinian pastor who is accused of making anti-Semitic statements.
Ten Israelis were awarded the Israel Prize, the country's greatest national honor. The prizes were awarded Tuesday night during the ceremony held annually at the close of Israel Independence Day.
Stuart Davis of Cherry Hill, N.J. won the $25,000 grand prize in this year’s Man-O-Manischewitz Cook-Off. The annual kosher cooking contest, which took place Thursday, is sponsored by Manischewitz, the nation’s largest maker of processed kosher food products, including the eponymous matzah.
By this point in the summer, I know that my devoted Tommywood readers are all wondering the same thing -- be they sitting by the pool at the Sociét? des Bains de Mer in Monte Carlo, on their yachts sailing off the coast of Turkey or schvitzing in their New York apartments or Los Angeles homes.
They all want to know: How is he going to come up with another column about Hungarians?
How many times can you say "Passover" during the seder? For instance: "Pass over the salt." "Please pass over a soup spoon." Keep count and decide what the winner gets for a prize!
Presidents Day is on Feb. 21. And in this week's Torah portion, Tetzaveh, it describes what would be a tipe of presidential inauguration for Aaron and his sons as the high priests of Israel.
The Ba'al Shem Tov, a famous rabbi, once said: "The Torah wants to dance, but she has no feet. You must be her feet."
You can hear envy in the voice of Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel. It is a subtle envy but one well known to certain parents in Studio City who, like Greuel and her family, live next to, but not in, "The Promised Land."
"We're actually just outside the boundary of Carpenter," Greuel said.
She refers to Carpenter Avenue School, where about 900 kids from kindergarten through fifth grade receive arguably the finest primary education in the notoriously dysfunctional Los Angeles Unified School District. To live within the boundaries of Carpenter, or to get a rare waiver permit allowing your child to go there, is a sought-after prize.
In Old English, the month of November was called "blood month." It was a month of animal sacrifices that took place to prepare for the long winter.
In fact, few people would have recognized Franklin's contribution had it not been for Watson.