Labor Dispute Threatens ‘Shtisel’ 3rd Season

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A labor dispute is threatening the much-heralded return of “Shtisel,” the Israeli show about haredi Orthodox Jews that became a surprise hit on Netflix. The show’s writer, Yehonatan...

Netherlands Wins Eurovision; Israel Places 23rd of 26

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Netherlands won the Eurovision song contest 2019 and earned the right to host the international event next year. Duncan Laurence sat behind his keyboard...

Chief Rabbi Wants Jews to Extend Shabbat to Protest Eurovision Timing

(JTA) — Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau, called on Jews to extend by 20 minutes the time they observe Shabbat this week to protest its violation during the...

Madonna Confirms She’ll Sing at Eurovision Finale

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rest easy, Madonna fans, it’s official: The pop icon will sing at the Eurovision Song Contest finals in Tel Aviv. She signed her contract on Thursday morning,...

Woodmere Native, 70s ‘It’ Girl Peggy Lipton Dies of Cancer

(JTA) — Actress Peggy Lipton, who represented network television’s version of the quintessential ’60s flower child as the star of the crime drama “The Mod Squad,” has died. She...

We Only Have Ears for Kobi

(MostlyJewishMusic.com) -- As the Eurovision Song Contest gets underway in Tel Aviv, signs sponsored by Israeli burger chain “Burger Ranch” have been popping up. “Good luck to all Eurovision participants!” the sign reads...

Six Jewish Mother Movies for Mother’s Day

(The Jerusalem Post) -- Jewish mothers have been not portrayed very kindly on the silver screen, to put it mildly. Overbearing, smothering and generally pains in the tuchus, most...

Eurovision 2019: What the Song Contest Is All About

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) —It’s glitzy. It’s kitschy. It’s like a musical Olympics or “American Idol” on steroids. Welcome to the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual pageant in which all of...

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...

Shtisel Co-Creator: Season 3 in the Works

Work has started on a third season of the Israeli TV hit show Shtisel, its co- creator confirmed this week -  news that its star Michael Aloni hinted at in...
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Five Towns Community Raises $400,000 for Friends of IDF

  Some 550 community leaders raised $400,000 to support well-being and educational programs for the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...

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Kerr wrote about the Holocaust in a way children could understand Jewish and German-born British writer and illustrator Judith Kerr died on May 22, 2019...

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