Curb Your Enthusiasm: Palestinian chicken

By Jennifer Lipman, July 29, 2011
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Larry and Jeff got to a Palestinian chicken restaurant and take a comic look at the Middle East


Eastenders spot for Jewish actor Elliot Rosen

By Robyn Rosen, July 25, 2011

A Jewish actor with Down's Syndrome has landed his dream role as a character in Eastenders.

Elliot Rosen, 32, will play Craig Moon, the son of antiques dealer, Eddie, played by singer and actor David Essex, (long-lost brother of hot-tempered businessman Michael), on the BBC soap.


Essex MP in controversial Made in Chelsea meeting

By Jennifer Lipman, July 22, 2011

Conservative MP Brooks Newmark has been criticised for meeting a reality television star while he was supposed to be at a constituency event.

The Jewish politician, who represents the Essex constituency of Braintree, was accompanied by his daughter when he went for a drink with Made in Chelsea's Francis Boulle.


Jewish student in nailbiting University Challenge contest

By Jennifer Lipman, July 19, 2011

A Jewish student is hoping that his knowledge of Agamemnon and Lucy the skeleton, in a nailbiting first - round University Challenge match, will be enough to secure his team a place in the next stage of the contest.


Penn and Teller fooled with a dinner trick

By Jennifer Lipman, July 18, 2011

A Borehamwood magician is to perform in Las Vegas after fooling renowned illusionists Penn and Teller with a food-related trick.

Nicholas Einhorn, a gold star member of the Inner Magic Circle and the resident magician at Tottenham Hotspur football club, was one of two acts to win on the ITV1 show on Saturday.


Penn and Teller: fooled by Nicholas Einhorn

By Jennifer Lipman, July 18, 2011
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Magician Nicholas Einhorn sucessfully tricks US duo Penn and Teller and wins a trip to Las Vegas.


Skins star's dramatic Shoah education

By Jennifer Lipman, July 14, 2011

A star of Channel 4 teen drama Skins has described visiting the Auschwitz and Birkenau sites with the Holocaust Educational trust as a life-changing experience.

Ollie Barbieri was among guests at a Westminster reception on Tuesday honouring the work of HET student ambassadors who have been through its Lessons from Auschwitz programme for sixth-formers.


Hall of Fame: Boy George

July 12, 2011

"Loving 'Strictly Kosher' especially the main mum, she's proper cute! The old guy with Nazi flag, I cried.

"Mr Aizenberg called Manchester 'paradise' it would [make] me very proud to be Mancunian. Tell him hi from Boy George and shalom! He was great on TV!"


The Office: staffed by Israelis

By Jennifer Lipman, July 8, 2011
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Hit televison show The Office turns ten this week. It has been shown in 180 countries, while six have created their own versions. One of the countries to adapt the show was Israel - as you can see in this clip.

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Aaron Sorkin to write Chateau Marmont series

By Jennifer Lipman, June 24, 2011

West Wing writer Aaron Sorkin is to create a television series for the HBO network about Hollywood's infamous Chateau Marmont.

Mr Sorkin, who won an Academy Award for The Social Network, is to adapt a book on the establishment written by its former co-owner.