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Just a Nosh

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As ‘SNL’ host, Gal Gadot speaks Hebrew

Israeli native Gal Gadot, during her first time as host of “Saturday Night Live,” spoke Hebrew, kissed SNL cast member Kate McKinnon and went on a date with O.J. Simpson.

Gadot, who was the 2004 Miss Israel and played the title character in this summer’s hit movie Wonder Woman, opened her stint on the show with a monologue in which she switched to Hebrew to address her friends and family back in Israel, who were watching the show aired live in the Jewish state for the first time.

“Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that this might be a big mistake,” she said in Hebrew. “The writers here clearly know nothing about Israel. In every sketch they had me eating hummus. I mean, I love hummus, but there’s a limit. They are very nice, but not very intelligent. I think they think that I am the real Wonder Woman. So in short, wish me luck.” The message was subtitled in English.

In one sketch, Gadot portrays a Bosnian woman on a blind date with newly released from prison O.J .Simpson. She doesn’t know who he is because she didn’t see much news from the United States during the war in her country.

Gadot also returns as Wonder Woman at home on the island of Themyscira, when it is visited by lesbians who are disappointed to learn that none of the beautiful women who live on the island are lesbians. Gadot offers to “kiss one of you and see if I feel something,” leading to a sexy kiss with McKinnon that has gone viral on social media.

NY film screening on Kurdish fighters sold out despite terror threat

Despite a reported terror threat by the Islamic State, 500 people attended a sold-out screening in New York of a film about Kurdish fighters and a talk with its director, the French-Jewish philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy.

Police provided heavy security for the screening Monday, Oct. 2, of Peshmerga at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, including sniffing dogs and dozens of officers. NBC had reported that the authors of the threat claimed to be affiliated with the ISIS terrorist group.

Levy spent many months documenting the fight of the Kurdish male and female combatants for whom the film is named against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. A supporter of Kurdish sovereignty, Levy was in the Iraqi-Kurdish capital of Erbil last month when a majority of voters in a controversial referendum supported independence.

Schumer: Don’t return trove of Jewish artifacts to Iraq

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer exhorted the State Department not to send back to Iraq a trove of artifacts that belonged to its now exiled Jewish community. “Since the exile of Jews from Iraq virtually no Jewish life remains in the country – this treasured collection belongs to the Jewish community and should be made available to them,” the New York Democrat wrote in a letter.

Last month, the State Department told JTA the archive will be returned to Iraq in September 2018, according to an agreement reached with the Iraqi government. Discovered in the flooded basement of the Iraqi secret service headquarters by U.S. troops in 2003, the items, many of which were looted, include religious materials, books, personal documents and photographs. The U.S. government spent more than $3 million to restore and digitalize the archive,

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