An anti-assimilation campaign with Israeli government backing is generating fierce controversy, according to Ha’aretz.
The newspaper reports: “The campaign… urges Israelis to report the particulars of acquaintances living abroad so that these people, who are ‘in danger’ of marrying non-Jews, can be persuaded to come to Israel.
“The 10-day Hebrew-language campaign has been mounted by MASA, a partnership between the Jewish Agency and the Israeli government that helps finance and market Israel programs for diaspora Jews.
There's been Tony Blair the Musical and Jerry Springer the Opera, but now a group of Yale students, who are part of Magevet, Yale University's Jewish, Hebrew and Israeli a-cappella singers have created the inevitable Madoff! The Musical.
The group's "spring-jam" featured a cast of 17 in tuxedo and cocktail dresses who sang comedy numbers and a few Hebrew tunes.
The Children of Missile City is a documentary following the lives of children in Sderot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, which affects 86 per cent of the city's children.
More than 7,400 children live in Sderot and must shelter an average of three times a day.
Liane Thompson's film is part of a campaign to raise money for the Sderot clinic which helps theose children suffering from post-traumatic stress, which is scheduled to shut down this July due to lack of funding.
Stolen Beauty, a group committed to boycotting Israeli goods, has specifically targeted Oxfam ambassador Kristin Davis and her promotion of Ahava cosmetics.
Stolen Beauty is run by American women who were initially opposed to the Iraq war. They turned their attention to Israel in June, with bikini-clad protestors demonstrating outside an Ahava store in Washington DC and gate-crashing a beach party event promoting Tel Aviv in New York City.
Possibly the largest matzah ball in the world was unveiled in New York last week, and immediately drew complaints from elderly Jewish diners.
The enormous dumpling was made from 1,000 eggs, 80lb of margarine and a mountain of matzah meal. It weighed 267 lb and its diameter was 29.2 inches - vital statistics that did not bode well for its fluffiness.