Tagged Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

7 incredible new things the world can thank Israel for

TEL AVIV (JTA) – To build a Jewish state in the Middle East, Israelis had to be innovators. Some of what they’ve come up with has been used mostly by their fellow citizens — think Hebrew slang, Bamba snacks and the Iron Dome missile defense system — at least so far.… Read more »

Richard Gere on channeling his ‘inner schlub’ in ‘Norman’

Richard Gere stars as Norman Oppenheimer in "Norman." (Niko Tavernise/Sony Pictures Classics)

(JTA) — Richard Gere is sexy, suave, tough. He’s been the star of a constellation of films, from “American Gigolo” to “Pretty Woman,” “An Officer and a Gentleman” to “Primal Fear.” At 67, the onetime People magazine Sexiest Man of the Year (1999) still has the looks and charm… Read more »