Great Neck Comedian Talia Reese Performing Off-Broadway

Great Neck comedian Talia Reese has been engaged to open for the remainder of the UK’s only strictly Orthodox Jewish stand-up comedian Ashley Blaker’s Off-Broadway show Strictly Unorthodox (the...

Jewish Filmmaker Stanley Donen Dies at 94

Stanley Donen, the former dancer who directed some of Hollywood’s greatest musicals including Gene Kelly’s landmark “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” and “On the Town”...

Winona Ryder Opens Up About Her Experience With Antisemitism

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Actress Winona Ryder said she was passed over for a movie role because the studio head thought she looked “too Jewish” and Mel Gibson once asked...

CNN Fires Commentator Who Called for ‘Free Palestine From the River to the Sea’

(JTA) — CNN has fired Marc Lamont Hill, a political commentator and professor at Temple University, after he used a phrase associated with Palestinian extremists – “a free Palestine...

‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 3 Trailer Released

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — The third season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” finally has an official trailer, and fans are kvelling. https://youtu.be/TTcKHCX-nqg In the trailer released Monday, the show’s lead characters...

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...

Kosher Agency Says New Statement Regarding Lesbian Comic Is Forgery

By Josefin Dolsten NEW YORK (JTA) — The lesbian comic who said her shows at two kosher Brooklyn restaurants were canceled over her sexual orientation said she obtained a statement...

Alyssa Milano Won’t Speak at Women’s March Unless Leaders Condemn Farrakhan

(JTA) — Actress and activist Alyssa Milano said she won’t speak at the next Women’s March if it is organized by two current leaders who will not condemn antisemite...

Seth Rogen, Dad Honored for Their Contributions to Jewish Culture

NEW YORK (JTA) — Seth Rogen and his father were honored by the secular Jewish group The Workers Circle — formerly known as The Workmen’s Circle until Monday night...

Production Begins on Yom Kippur War Miniseries ‘Valley of Tears’

BY CURT SCHLEIER (JTA) — Shooting has begun on Israel’s highest budget television show ever. “Valley of Tears,” an ambitious eight-episode miniseries that depicts the 1973 Yom Kippur War through the...
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Antisemitic Displays Prevalent at Berlin Rally Against Coronavirus

BERLIN (JTA) – A rally supported by neo-Nazi groups drew more than 20,000 protesters in Berlin Saturday to demand an end to coronavirus restrictions. The...

From the Chassidic Masters: Healing Effect of ‘Heeling’

The Torah portion of Eikev is named for the word “eikev” in the portion’s first verse: “Because (eikev) you listen to these laws and...

Bill Challenging High Court Threatens Israel’s Coalition

JNS.org – The tensions rattling Israel’s governing coalition are likely to worsen this week as a new bill seeking to challenge the judiciary is...

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