A Jewish student from New York spent Yom Kippur thinking about Steve Jobs after she received an email from the Apple chief executive telling her to leave him alone.
Chelsea Kate Isaacs described Mr Jobs as rude after he refused to help her with her university coursework. The 22-year-old former model, who studies journalism at Long Island University, had asked him for a comment for an article she was writing about the iPad. The university has launched an initative providing students with iPads.
An Israeli rabbi narrowly escaped arrest after being stopped by security officers at Munich airport for carrying a shofar.
Airport officials pulled aside Rabbi Mordechai Halperin, who is in his late 50s, and asked him to explain the religious article while arriving on a flight from Tel-Aviv on Monday night. Rabbi Halperin was visiting his daughter Esther Chitrik who lives in Nuremberg and works as an Chabad emissary in the city.
"He was in a bit of a panic," said Gigi Mechlowitz, a fellow Jewish passenger from Manchester, who stopped to help.
A New York English professor taught a Starbucks barista a lesson because, she complained, she had been asked about what she wanted on her bagel in a grammatically incorrect way.
Lynne Rosenthal, an academic at Mercy College with a Phd from Columbia University, was forcibly removed form an Upper West Side branch of the coffee chain for allegedly calling the barista “an a***hole."
The 60-something had ordered a toasted multigrain bagel, but would not specify her non-choice of topping.
She was told: “You're not going to get anything unless you say butter or cheese!"