Since the dawn of television, family life has proved to be a rich source of inspiration. The same can be said for Jewish family life, demonstrated not least by the popularity of the long running US comedy show The Goldbergs.
Created by a writer named Gertrude Berg in 1928, it began life as a radio programme but 20 years later made the transition to the small screen. Following the drama of life in the Bronx and particularly the meddling Jewish mother Molly, played by Gertrude, it later became a play and a Broadway musical.
American rock band Bon Jovi is to tour Israel for the first time.
The group, famous for hits including Living on a Prayer and It’s My Life, are to play in Israel next year.
The tour is to mark the release of Bon Jovi’s 11th album, The Circle.
Frontman Jon Bon Jovi revealed the planned concert during an interview with Larry King, the Jewish American television presenter who is leaving his late night CNN chat show Larry King Live this evening, after 25 years interviewing everyone who matters in the public eye.
The final Jewish candidate on this year’s Apprentice has been fired by Lord Sugar with one week to go.
Property developer Jamie Lester became the latest casualty of the boardroom after faltering at the interview stage of the contest.
Lord Sugar told him: “I think you’ve come to the end of the road."
The former Ilford Jewish Primary School pupil was the last of the three candidates fired in the episode but could not save his place despite revealing to Margaret Mountford the “interesting fact” that he has a third nipple.
British fashion gurus Trinny and Susannah have shared some style tips with the British Ambassador to Israel at a party at his Ramat Gan home.
Matthew Gould and wife Celia hosted the celebrity-filled party in honour of the pair, who are filming a makeover series in Israel for Channel 10. Other guests at the party, dubbed the ambassador’s "best dressed event yet", included model Galit Guttman, designer Galit Levy and former international footballer Itzik Zohar.