Mel Gibson to Play ‘Rothchild’ in Upcoming Film

By GABE FRIEDMAN - JTA Shia LaBeouf and Mel Gibson will star in “Rothchild,” a dark comedy about New York’s super rich. LaBeouf plays Becket Rothchild, who was cast out from the family. As...

Documentary on Dr. Ruth Delves Into Her Holocaust Past

BY CURT SCHLEIER (JTA) — Judging by all the media attention, the world loves short Jewish women named Ruth. One of them, Ruth Westheimer — better known as the renowned sex...

Nancy Spielberg: Turning The Lens On Ourselves

By Michele Justic first published January 2019 Editor's note: In honor of Yom Hashoah, the Peninsula Public Library will participate in the 2019 Global Screening Event of "Who Will Write Our...

Maxwell House Offers ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Haggadah

(JTA) — Real life tradition and television nostalgia collide in a collaboration between the venerable Maxwell House Haggadah and the hit Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” The coffee company is...

A Jewish Guide to the 2019 Oscars

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — The Oscars are a mess. Hollywood’s biggest night still does not have a host, with Kevin Hart withdrawing over past homophobic tweets. That seemed to have reminded...

Behind the Scenes at ‘Soon by You’ Season 2

By Rebecca Tepp Season two of Soon By You is underway! Soon by you is a comedic web series that can be found on YouTube about six orthodox Jewish singles...

CNN, NBC to Air Ad for Oscar-Nominated Documentary About NY Nazi Rally

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — CNN and MSNBC have each agreed to broadcast an ad that Fox News rejected for a documentary about a Nazi rally held in New York...

Why Is ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Not a Jewish Story?

By ROKHL KAFRISSEN This article originally appeared on Alma. In 2005 a miracle happened in Israel, albeit with a technological assist. Sisters Hana Katz and Klara Bleier were reunited 61 years after being separated in...

‘Who Will Write Our History’ Shows Resistance, Tragedy of Warsaw Ghetto

By Dr. Alex Sternberg Everyone who has studied even a little about the Holocaust has heard of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. About 40,000 desperate Jews decided to revolt. We know...
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BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — President Donald Trump had harsh words for Jews who support the Democratic Party. “I think any Jewish people that vote for...

Woman’s Burial Delayed Until Her Son Agrees to Wife’s Get

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‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 3 Trailer Released

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — The third season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” finally has an official trailer, and fans are kvelling. https://youtu.be/TTcKHCX-nqg In the trailer released...

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