No matter how knotty debates about privacy on the web get -- ahem, Facebook -- people who want to simultaneously keep their secrets and share them still feel safe on the internet. Take, for example, PostSecret.com, the website that displays artful postcards on which people have written their secrets.
The voices soar, the harmonies arching over the almost percussive line laid down by the long-necked lute. The music is exhilarating, although the setting is a bit unlikely, a somewhat corporate-looking conference room in Forest Hills.
The ginormous billboard jutting out from the side of MTV’s headquarters in Times Square tells a vivid pop culture story every few seconds as spots rotate on what is no doubt some of the world’s choicest ad terrain.
Uzi Landau, a Knesset veteran of almost three decades and currently minister of tourism, was in New York last week to drum up travel business for Israel, particularly in the Christian communities, including Hispanic ones, here.
When a food giant like Manischewitz, the iconic company that first mass-produced Ashkenazi food in the United States, is taken over by Moroccans and starts making couscous, it’s a signal that the cuisine of North African and Middle Eastern Jews is having its moment.
Norman Issa is best known as the star of “Arab Labor,” an Israeli TV show about an Arab journalist who toils to become accepted in Israeli society; it is one of the first shows to bring an Arab perspective into mainstream Israeli pop culture.
With almost $2 million in new funding and an incoming executive director who is a rising star in the movement, North America’s network of Conservative day schools is looking to pull itself out of a decade-long slump.