Drake raps ‘I should probably go to yeshiva’ on new single

(JTA) — One of rapper Drake’s latest tunes gives a nod to his Jewish roots — even as he hints that he might be finding Jesus. In “Wants and Needs,”...

Sam Fuld played for Team Israel’s cindarella team. Now he’s trying to revamp the...

(JTA) – Sam Fuld, the new general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, says he’s just getting acquainted with one of his predecessors in the job, Ruben Amaro Jr., now...

Gal Gadot Pushes Back Against Critics Who Say She Shouldn’t Play Cleopatra

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Gal Gadot is pushing back against claims that she is whitewashing Egyptian history by portraying Cleopatra in an upcoming film. “First of all, if you want to be true...
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In Their Own Words: Why Non-Jews Love ‘Shtisel’

BY ESTHER D. KUSTANOWITZ (JTA) — Reina Rodriguez Taylhardat is a 37-year-old social media manager from Mexico City raised “very Catholic” but now identifies as a “light Catholic.” She’s also a...

Gal Gadot Receives MTV Award in Lead-Up to New Wonder Woman Movie

It’s been a great few months for Israeli “Wonder Woman” Gal Gadot. The actress won the first “She-Ro” in film history award at the “MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest...
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Kirstin x Grohl Honor Jews in Music for Each Night of Hanukkah

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Dave Grohl, who is best known as the leader of the 12-time Grammy winning band Foo Fighters, isn’t Jewish. But he’s having a lot of musical...

Greenstein Readies to Auction Elizabeth Taylor’s Menorahs

  Elizabeth Taylor’s personal menorahs, purchased at her estate sale, will be displayed throughout the holiday season along with a menorah exhibition in J. Greenstein Gallery’s window. Elizabeth Taylor, the...

Shoot Jelly Doughnuts With Hanukkah Goblins While the Candles Are Burning

(J., The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — Here’s something to do during the long nights of Hanukkah under lockdown — become a goblin with a jelly doughnut launcher. That’s...

Daveed Diggs Wants You to Have a Puppy for Hanukkah

(JTA) — There’s a long history of Jewish artists releasing parody songs for Hanukkah, but this year’s most catchy addition to the holiday canon may be Daveed Diggs’ new...

Jewish Artists Make Waves With Grammy Nominations

(JTA) — This year’s Grammy Awards will almost certainly be different from past years, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But despite the lack of details surrounding the ceremony, it’s...
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NEW YORK (JTA) — Park East Synagogue, a Modern Orthodox congregation on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, fired its popular assistant rabbi after the longtime...

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(JTA) — The World Series is upon us, and there are likely more Jewish players in this year’s edition than there have been in...

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(JTA) — First Lady Jill Biden gave the keynote speech Sunday at the Yeshiva Beth Yehudah annual fundraiser dinner in Detroit, a gala that...

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