haaretz:

What’s so unnerving about New York’s new Central Synagogue rabbi? It’s not that she’s the first Asian-American rabbi, or that she’s a woman, or that she’s only 41. It’s because she talks about God. After becoming senior rabbi at one of America’s biggest Reform synagogues, Angela Buchdahl tells Haaretz about the challenges ahead.

nprfreshair:

Tuesday: Joaquin Phoenix speaks to Terry Gross about his role in Her, his experience as a child actor, and how he was never really leaving Hollywood to be a hip-hop artist. 
Join us for this wild ride of an interview (we had a lot of fun).

nprfreshair:

Tuesday: Joaquin Phoenix speaks to Terry Gross about his role in Her, his experience as a child actor, and how he was never really leaving Hollywood to be a hip-hop artist. 

Join us for this wild ride of an interview (we had a lot of fun).

Twin Citian Molly Dworsky has uploaded a video parody of Lorde's “Royals,” which relates to the Hopkins High School nickname. “(Hopkins) Royals” rues the onset of an age beyond high school, with its graying and lack of commercial success.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoGa9JXfA7I

Twin Citian Molly Dworsky has uploaded a video parody of Lorde's “Royals,” which relates to the Hopkins High School nickname. “(Hopkins) Royals” rues the onset of an age beyond high school, with its graying and lack of commercial success.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoGa9JXfA7I

haaretz:

Sweden accepts dozens of Eritrean asylum seekers from Israel: Interior Ministry gave migrants $3,500 and plane ticket for a promise not to return to Israel

Botched circumcision

haaretz:

Israel to fund all abortions for women 20-33 starting next year:

Another 6,300 women are expected to have a state-funded abortion next year, at a cost of about $4.6 million.

MARV WOLFENSON, OF BLESSED MEMORY — Marv Wolfenson (right) and Harvey Ratner brought the NBA back to Minnesota, when the Timberwolves, an expansion team, debuted in 1989. (Photo: David Sherman/NBAE) 
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/sports/basketball/marv-wolfenson-87-dies-led-an-nba-rebirth-in-minnesota.html?_r=1&

MARV WOLFENSON, OF BLESSED MEMORY — Marv Wolfenson (right) and Harvey Ratner brought the NBA back to Minnesota, when the Timberwolves, an expansion team, debuted in 1989. (Photo: David Sherman/NBAE)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/sports/basketball/marv-wolfenson-87-dies-led-an-nba-rebirth-in-minnesota.html?_r=1&

haaretz:


Kosher cops: Israel’s Chief Rabbinate is seeking to establish a “kashrut police” in effort to broaden the authority’s power over businesses that present their merchandise as kosher but have no rabbinate-issued kashrut certificate. Inspectors of the “kashrut police” would wear identification badges and even uniforms.

haaretz:

Kosher cops: Israel’s Chief Rabbinate is seeking to establish a “kashrut police” in effort to broaden the authority’s power over businesses that present their merchandise as kosher but have no rabbinate-issued kashrut certificate. Inspectors of the “kashrut police” would wear identification badges and even uniforms.

U.S. appeals court hears arguments in Hebrew National lawsuit
The case of Wallace et al v. ConAgra Foods Inc. was argued before three judges of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. The hearing at the U.S. Courthouse in St. Paul concerned allegations in a 2012 lawsuit that Hebrew National, a ConAgra Foods brand, sold hot dogs and other meat products that were not “100% kosher,” as the company claimed in its packaging and advertising.
http://ajwnews.com/archives/19218

U.S. appeals court hears arguments in Hebrew National lawsuit

The case of Wallace et al v. ConAgra Foods Inc. was argued before three judges of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. The hearing at the U.S. Courthouse in St. Paul concerned allegations in a 2012 lawsuit that Hebrew National, a ConAgra Foods brand, sold hot dogs and other meat products that were not “100% kosher,” as the company claimed in its packaging and advertising.

http://ajwnews.com/archives/19218

Aviv 613 vodka is from Israel. It comes in a distinctive triangular bottle:
"The triangular shape of the bottle represents three parts of the soul… body, mind and spirit. The bottom of the bottle is an irregular triangle representing the soul at birth, out of balance and in need of repair. Moving from the bottom of the bottle to the top represents life’s journey. The top of the bottle is an equilateral triangle representing the soul perfected at maturity. The bottle narrows from the bottom to the top representing decreasing the size of your ego, the cause of anger and frustration."
You can read more at: http://www.avivvodka.com/

Aviv 613 vodka is from Israel. It comes in a distinctive triangular bottle:

"The triangular shape of the bottle represents three parts of the soul… body, mind and spirit. The bottom of the bottle is an irregular triangle representing the soul at birth, out of balance and in need of repair. Moving from the bottom of the bottle to the top represents life’s journey. The top of the bottle is an equilateral triangle representing the soul perfected at maturity. The bottle narrows from the bottom to the top representing decreasing the size of your ego, the cause of anger and frustration."

You can read more at: http://www.avivvodka.com/