Facebook Founder Shares Photos of Family Shabbat Evening
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg shared photos Friday on the social media site of Shabbat evening in his home, including one of a cup that has been in his family for nearly a century. “For Shabbat tonight, we gave Max a kiddush cup that has been in our family for almost 100 years. Her great-great-grandfather Max got it after our family immigrated here and it has been passed down through our family ever since,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post that got over 200,000 likes and over 4,000 shares.
The Great Cover-Up: Why We’re All Dressing Modestly Now
This season, there are a lot of below-the-knee and full-length looks in the collections, and that’s filtered down to the high street, says the editor of Harper’s Bazaar. It is intriguing that this mainstream shift toward modesty has taken place at the same time as fashion explicitly aimed at women who dress modestly for religious or cultural reasons has become big business.
Rosh Hashanah Kosher Wines Are Not What They Used To Be
Yes, it’s that time of the year again: Rosh Hashanah is September 20, and the celebration includes kosher wine. Decades ago Manischewitz dominated the kosher wine market, with a successful TV ad that included the entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. Right up there in the kosher wine pantheon has been Mogen David and Royal Kedem, and they still are, although the focus has shifted.
Part News Anchor, Part Rebbetzin: Meet Israel’s Favorite News Woman
She’s known for her trademark headband wig, an unlikely uniform on Israeli primetime news. Sivan Rahav Meir: Tall, rectangular glasses, modestly dressed, Meir is often either conducting exclusive interviews — Sara Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef — or offering her own unwavering commentary on her night show.
‘I Still Have Nightmares.’ The Dicey Future of Jarred Gefilte Fish
A staple of Jewish cuisine, gefilte fish—Yiddish for stuffed fish—has been a fixture for Manischewitz Co., which started selling jars of the beige dumplings of minced carp, pike and whitefish in the 1940s. Families still snap up the jars for holiday dinners like Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which begins Wednesday evening.
A D.C. Rabbi Enlists Some Comic Book Collaborators for a Blessed Project
Brian Ash and Yehudi Mercado are Los Angeles-based writers and animators adept at the sort of weird, irreverent humor you’ll find on Cartoon Network and at countless Comic-Cons. When confronting the blank page, they seldom need to seek rabbinical advice. Then Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld approached them with an idea: How about creating a set of Pokémon-like trading cards featuring cartoon characters based on a collection of ancient Hebrew blessings recited by the high priest on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year?