In the heart of the Old Town in Prague, Holocaust survivors and four generations of their families — 250 people, in total — recreated an iconic photograph that was simultaneously chilling and…heartwarming. Nearly 74 years ago, 300 girls and boys were liberated from a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The orphans were flown by the U.K.'s Royal Air Force to Prague, where they took a photo in front of the Jan Hus memorial. After six months in the Czech capital, the children were relocated to Windermere, in… >> Read More
Peggy Lipton, the mother of Kidada and Rashida Jones, has passed away from cancer on May 11 at age 72. Lipton was incredible: an amazing actress, a loving mother, and a truly unique human…being. She was the daughter of Reform Jews from New York. Her father was a lawyer, and her mother, to whom she was very close, was an artist. Lipton started modeling at age 15. She also stuttered as a child, but found that she could stop when she was reading lines for a role. And… >> Read More
From the minute I got the first phone call on Tuesday afternoon, I was overcome with anxiety.
It was 2:30 and I was at one of my favorite coffee shops, working on a new book idea, when my phone…rang. It was the Cherry Creek School District, telling me that my 14-year-old’s middle school was on “secure perimeter” — meaning there was a known danger in the area, and all students and staff had to stay within a designated area in the school, with all external doors locked and windows covered. This was due… >> Read More
When I was a student, I would always feel a pulsing in my veins when I read or heard about injustice. “How,” I wondered, whether aloud or silently, “could people just sit by and do nothing as…their government did terrible things?” (Actually, I still feel that way, if we’re being honest.) And here we are. We live in an era where we can find out about almost anything in the world with a literal touch of our fingers — and yet, so many of us feel impotent in the face of… >> Read More
Gasp! We just came upon the best news — and it is not about the royal baby. (Nor is about that other VIP infant, Amy Schumer's newborn, Gene.)
Grab a seat, because this is major: Everyone's…favorite Israeli series, Shtisel, is coming back for a much-anticipated third season. The show's head writer, Yehonathan Indursky, confirmed the news on Tuesday in London during a presentation at Hampstead Garden Suburb United Synagogue, announcing that, as of this week, work has started on season 3. We sincerely hope the 350-person crowd all promptly got on their… >> Read More