What's The Deal With Seinfeld's Self-Diagnosis?

Last week's announcement by Jerry Seinfeld that he is "probably on the autism spectrum" has been met with mixed emotions by those of us who are connected to the autism community. There are those who applaud Seinfeld for being open about his struggles with social engagement and those who fear that his announcement will somehow diminish the struggles of those on the spectrum. Both sides are excoriating one another in the blogosphere, highlighting the division between the parents of low-functioning kids and the parents of the high-functioning ones.

Rabbi Rebecca Schorr

Nu, You Didn't Know That The Seinfeld Stars Speak Yiddish?

New videos feature excepts from the hit sitcom Seinfeld in Yiddish.

Editorial Intern

Ever imagine that a mentsh like Jerry Seinfeld would be teaching you Yiddish?

Seinfeld cast. Via

Object Lessons

Artist Barbara Bloom rummages through The Jewish Museum’s vast collection and teases out new meanings from her playful pairings.

Jewish Week Book Critic

At most museums, the bulk of the collection is not on the walls or in display cases, but carefully catalogued and stored, out of sight. At The Jewish Museum, artist Barbara Bloom was extended a dream invitation: to peruse their collection of 25,000 works of ceremonial and fine art, and to configure an altogether new display.

Barbara Bloom’s juxtapositions are, she says, “placeholders for thoughts.” Christine McMonagle

Seinfeld's 'George Costanza' Meets With Knesset Leaders


Former "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander met with a Knesset caucus to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Alexander is in Israel as part of a high-profile delegation of international business leaders and philanthropists under the auspices of OneVoice, an international grass-roots movement working to promote the two-state solution.

Great To ‘Bee’ Back In Israel, Says Jerry

Assistant Managing Editor
When Jerry Seinfeld last came to Israel, in 1971, there wasn’t much fanfare surrounding the then-17-year-old Massapequa resident’s visit or his volunteer stint at Kibbutz Sa’ar. “Nobody wanted my autograph and nobody wanted to take their picture with me,” he told reporters in Tel Aviv this week, as the now-superstar comedian promoted his film, “Bee Movie.”
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