Popular Shalva Band Won’t Play Eurovision Due to Shabbat Schedule

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1qsDSS0xUY&feature=youtu.be The Shalva group, a beloved Israeli band featuring musicians with special needs, has dropped out of the Eurovision Song contest because compulsory rehearsals for the Saturday-night finals will take...

Tel Aviv Suggested As Site for 2019 Eurovision Contest

Israel, which won the annual Eurovision Song Contest in May and therefore gets to host in 2019, has recommended Tel Aviv as the site of next year’s singing competition. In...

Seeking And Finding Ruth And Naomi

By Toby Klein Greenwald In 2001, the women of Gush Etzion created an all-female theater group known as the Raise Your Spirits Summer Stock Company, today called Raise Your Spirits...

Nissim Concert Lights Up Chanukah For a Good Cause

Chanukah is known as the Festival of Lights, and nowhere was that more apparent than at the Brooklyn’s Master Theater on Sunday, December 9, when 2,500 attendees of all...

Gal Gadot to Voice Wonder Woman in ‘The Lego Movie 2’

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Gal Gadot will be heard as Wonder Woman long before the sequel to her film is screened in 2020. Gadot will voice the character in “The...

Sarah Silverman Series ‘I Love America’ Is Canceled

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — It seems the television streaming service Hulu doesn’t love Sarah Silverman as much as she loves America. Hulu canceled the Jewish comic’s series “I Love America”...

Lesbian Comedian Did Not Want to Be Famous for Tussling With Rabbis

NEW YORK (JTA) — Leah Forster found herself thrust into the limelight this week, and she’s not so happy about it. Though the Jewish comedian has more than 23,000 followers on Instagram and plays...

‘The Band’s Visit’ to End Broadway Run in April

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — “The Band’s Visit,” a musical set in an Israeli village, will end its Broadway run on April 7. The New York Times reported that although the play was...

Bar Refaeli to Co-Host Eurovision in Tel Aviv

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli and three local celebrities will host this year’s Eurovision song contest in Tel Aviv. Friday’s announcement by the European Broadcasting Union followed...

Jewish Andy Samberg Finds Italian Roots

(JTA) — PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” has had plenty of Jewish guests — Bernie Sanders, Larry David, Paul Rudd and Scarlett Johansson — and the occasional guest, like Paul Ryan, who learn they have...

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Shabbos of Inspiration With Makor Students at White Shul

The White Shul was fortunate to host the students from the Makor Program for Intellectual Disabilities, a partnership program of Makor Disability Services at...

Gantz Unveils Party List, Lapid Says Unity Deal Still ‘On the Table’

Former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz unveiled on Tuesday the Knesset candidates list of his new party Israel Resilience for the upcoming elections,...

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