Film on Nazi Turned Austrian President Draws Parallels to Modern Rise of Right

By Tom Tugend LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Kurt Waldheim managed an impressive feat: After serving as a soldier and intelligence officer in the Nazi army during World War II, he was...

Financier Joshua Kushner Weds Supermodel Karlie Kloss

5TJT News Staff Joshua Kushner, brother of Jared Kushner, senior advisor to the President of the United States, and Karlie Kloss, a supermodel, held a small, Jewish wedding ceremony in...

Scarlett Johansson Signs $15 Million Deal for ‘Black Widow’ Movie

(JTA) — Actress Scarlett Johansson has signed a deal to play Marvel superhero Black Widow in a standalone movie for $15 million. Her paycheck will be equal to Chis Evans,...

Actress Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Siddur Up for Auction

A Jewish prayer book belonging to American actress Marilyn Monroe has been put up for sale by a New York auction house. Monroe converted to Judaism in 1956, prior to...

Hit Israeli Series ‘When Heroes Fly’ to Stream on Netflix

The new hit Israeli television series “When Heroes Fly” will be streamed on Netflix. https://youtu.be/AIRVzLypxDw The first season of the Keshet network’s series, a total of 10 episodes, will be available...

Israeli Named BBC Philharmonic Chief Conductor

The British Broadcasting Corporation announced that Israeli conductor-composer Omer Meir Wellber, 36, has been appointed as the BBC Philharmonic’s new chief conductor. He is to take up the post in...

Yoni Z.: Raising the Bar In Jewish Music

By Rochelle Maruch Miller https://youtu.be/s5WI8nDU2VQ Yoni Z. is on a mission. Intent on upping the game, he hopes to change the landscape of Jewish music forever. Personable, polished, and possessed of...

Shwekey, Shapiro Concert Supports United Hatzalah

“United Hatzalah needs no introduction.” So said Yaakov Shwekey in front of a sold-out audience at the Israel Convention Center in Jerusalem on Thursday night during the benefit concert...

Meilech Kohn, Avraham Fried Rock Sulam Concert

Singer and composer Meilech Kohn, who is known for critically acclaimed album, "Yeder Einer" and big hit, "VeUhavtu,” reached another pinnacle on Wednesday when for the first time he...

Algemeiner Hosts Jewish Influencers at Star-Studded Gala

The Algemeiner unveiled its 5th annual “J100” list of the top 100 people “positively influencing Jewish life” on Thursday night, at a star-studded gala in New York City. Honorees...
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A British primary school teacher has been fired after she told a group of Jewish students that they would be sent to the “gas...

Kohelet: The ‘Wright’ Motivation

By Danyel Goldberg Shulamith High School Assistant Principal אֹהֵ֥ב כֶּ֨סֶף֙ לֹֽא־יִשְׂבַּ֣ע כֶּ֔סֶף וּמִֽי־אֹהֵ֥ב בֶּֽהָמ֖וֹן לֹ֣א תְבוּאָ֑ה גַּם־זֶ֖ה הָֽבֶל Whoever loves silver will not be sated with silver,...

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The Jewish organization United With Israel is inviting people to sponsor the planting of more than 20 different fruit trees in Israel in memory...

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