Sundown: Aleph Portman Joke Contest
Plus real Persian firemen of Long Island, and more
• Natalie Portman’s baby is named Aleph. Let’s crowd-source this punch-line: Put yours in the comments, maybe I’ll pick the best one tomorrow. [Peoplel]
• Prime Minister Salam Fayyad insisted the Palestinian Authority is still a functioning government, despite the fact that its employees recently received half salaries due to donor delinquency—ironic, given that the P.A. has halved its reliance on foreign aid. [JPost]
•The Great Neck volunteer fire department is truly missing out if it does not publish a calendar featuring its Persian firemen, like Joshua Banilivy (pictured, and all of 18, ladies). [Newsday]
• Creole cookin’ comes to the Golan. [Haaretz]
• George Lang, who went from the camps to the Waldorf Astoria to owning the legendary Upper West Side fine dining establishment Café des Artistes, died at 86. [NYT]
You in New York City? Like, tonight? Come celebrate Joseph Dorman’s new documentary about Sholom Aleichem at Le Poisson Rouge. The theme is Yiddish! Film’s trailer is below:
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