Gal Gadot to Star in Netflix Largest Feature Film Yet

(JTA) — Israeli actress Gal Gadot will star in the biggest feature film ever made by Netflix. “Red Notice,” also starring Ryan Reynolds and Duane Johnson, will have a production budget...

Coldplay’s Chris Martin Visits School for Jewish and Arab Children

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Coldplay frontman Chris Martin visited a kindergarten for Jewish and Arab children in the central Israeli city of Jaffa during a quick visit. The English rock...

Series About Lead Up to 2014 Gaza War to Premiere in August

JERUSALEM (JTA) — “Our Boys,” a ten-part series about the events that led to the 2014 Gaza War, will be screened on HBO in August. The series was filmed in...

Special Prosecutor to Investigate Dropped Charges Against Jussie Smollett

(JTA) — A local judge in Chicago has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors to drop charges against actor Jussie Smollett for lying to police...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Named Best Real-Life Hero at MTV Awards

(JTA) — Add another honor for Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Best Real-Life Hero. The Supreme Court justice won the recognition at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Monday night. She wasn’t...

Disturbed’s Singer Slams Roger Waters Over Israel Boycott

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — David Draiman, the Jewish singer of the chart-topping hard rock band Disturbed, called Roger Waters “ridiculous” for promoting a cultural boycott of Israel. Disturbed, which has...

On The It List: ‘HaKol MiShamayim’ By Mordechai Shapiro

By Rochelle Miller Described by renowned composer and producer Yitzy Waldner as “a breath of fresh air … who has the ability to do things with his voice no one...

Netflix Series ‘Historical Roasts’ Mocks Anne Frank

(JTA) — An episode of the new Netflix series “Historical Roasts” mocks Anne Frank with one-liners, angering some viewers, particularly in the Netherlands, where the teen diarist hid from the Nazis. Top comedians...

Shalva Band Eurovision Performance Seen By 200 Million

An emotional performance by the Shalva Band at Thursday’s Eurovision Song Contest semifinal earned widespread praise from viewers in Israel and abroad, who hailed the band for its message...

Weinstein, Studio to Pay $44m in Sexual Harassment Settlement

(JTA) — Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board members have reached a tentative settlement deal for $44 million with women who accuse him of sexual misconduct, the Wall...
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