What Seth Rogen Is Really Telling Us

By Rabbi Yotav Eliach Seth Rogen is not a bad person, nor is he a self-hating Jew. He is a typical North American “woke” progressive, a citizen of the world...

YouTube Latest to Remove Rapper Wiley Over Antisemitism

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — YouTube is the latest media platform to remove Wiley over what it termed the British rapper’s “repeated violations.” The decision to remove his channel comes after pressure...

Seth Rogen: Not Sorry for My Critique of Jewish Education

BY GABE FRIEDMAN AND MARCY OSTER (JTA) — In a new interview, Seth Rogen said his comments about Israel being a bad idea for a state were made in jest but affirmed that he found...

Tov TV Helps Viewers Guard Their Eyes

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israelis who don’t want to see racy content have a new streaming service that allows them to skip the immodest parts. The Tov TV service, dubbed the...

Notable Jewish Emmy Nominations for 2020

BY EMILY BURACK (JTA) —  Though much about the 2020 Emmy Awards ceremony is not yet known, one thing is clear: Jewish TV stars are well positioned to clean up. Dozens of...

Nick Cannon in Conversation with Rabbi

(JTA) — Nick Cannon wants to make it clear — he’s ready to repent. In a nearly two-hour discussion with Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center published on...

Natalie Portman Is Owner of New LA Women’s Soccer Team

BY EMILY BURACK (JTA) — Soccer and Natalie Portman fans have a double reason to celebrate today: The Jewish actress will be a co-owner of a new National Women’s Soccer League...

Federal Judge Rejects Settlement With Weinstein Accusers

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A federal judge has rejected a $19 million settlement for women who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in New York objected...

13 Jewish Facts About ‘Hamilton’ Just in Time for Its Streaming Premiere

This story originally appeared on Kveller. BY ARIELLE KAPLAN In the ultimate COVID-19 silver lining, the Broadway smash “Hamilton“ will be available to stream from the comfort of your quarantine couch on July 3....

Harvey Weinstein Accusers Agree to $19 million Settlement

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A group of women in the entertainment industry who sued Harvey Weinstein over allegations of sexual harassment, sexual abuse and rape have reached a $19 million...
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BY SHIRA HANAU AND PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) – In synagogues and in their parking lots, in backyard tent services and on Zoom, Jews around the world will spend...

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented...

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