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Kid-Dish: Natalie Portman Takes a Stab at Directing in Israel

All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.

– Natalie Portman will soon add another title to her name besides award winning actress and mom: movie director. Portman will be heading to Israel to direct her first feature film–an adaptation of Israeli writer Amos Oz’s autobiography
A Tale of Darkness and Love
. (CBS)

– Busy Philipps was seen out in public for the first time since giving birth to daughter #2, Cricket. The new mom was seen with her husband and two daughters eating lunch in California. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

– I was going to congratulate Jason Biggs on the news that he and his wife are expecting their first child, but then I looked him up and realized I was just assuming he was Jewish this whole time because he has dark curly hair and plays a lot of Jewish characters in movies. But, alas, he is not. Ok, congratulations anyway. (Yahoo!)

– Bethenny Frankel was spotted eating Italian ice with daughter Bryn in New York City this week. Click the link to see photos of them looking cute and happy while simultaneously reading the latest ugly rumors from Frankel’s divorce proceedings. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Molly TolskyMolly Tolsky is the editor of She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines including Lumina, MAKE, and The Collagist, and her non-fiction has appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. She isn't a parent, but a very proud aunt. Follow her @mollytolsky.

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