Author Nathan Englander talks to Heeb about his irreligiosity, the difference between Etgar Keret and God and how you don't have to be a Jedi to watch Star Wars.
Some suggestions for Chicago's first Jewish mayor on how to make America's third largest city more appealing to the Chosen People.
A kosher supervision company is told to repay $2.8 million, Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox lawmakers in Israel want to pass a law granting immunity to rabbis who incite violence, racism or murder, and a "psycho-slasher" is too crazy to appear in court.
A leading rabbi-led Israeli Orthodox Zionist organization advocates "death camps" for "Amalekites," Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Israelis think Israel's parliament is too democratic, disgraced rabbi Leib Tropper gets warm welcome in Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox community, a riot breaks out during a lecture by an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, an ultra-Orthodox woman was arrested during a family wedding by the FBI, a contaminated kosher dairy is shuttered by New York State, a Jerusalem "modesty squad" leader is sentenced to jail for a viscous assault, and a right wing Israeli organization has decided to give kosher certificates to restaurants that refuse to hire Arabs.
On that warm afternoon I was dressed in a zoot suit with a black turtleneck sweater and shady Rayban sunglasses. Feeling very cool, but in reality a little sweaty, and with my dark olive complexion looking every bit the terrorist, I was stopped by security as I mounted the stairs asking to examine my bag.