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...

From the Editor: A Jewish President?

By Larry Gordon We came close to possibly having a Jewish vice president with Senator Joe Lieberman back in 2000. But now it looks like this is serious. The two...

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Season 2 Debuts to Glowing Reviews

(JTA) — The second season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” a show about a young Jewish housewife turned aspiring comedian that won eight Emmy Awards in the fall, premiered Wednesday on Amazon...

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...

Jews, Jewish Themes Rake In Emmy Nominations

(JTA) — It’s Emmy season again and Jews in the TV industry have plenty of reason to celebrate. Out of all the nominees announced Tuesday, here’s a roundup of the...

Seth Rogen As Jewish Pickle Maker Looks Surprisingly Authentic

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — The Seth Rogen Jewish immigrant pickle movie is still happening, and we now have some striking photo evidence. If you missed the news from a year and...

U.S. Networks Aren’t Carrying Eurovision Finals

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Americans likely won’t get to watch Madonna perform at the 2019 Eurovision contest in Tel Aviv. Nor will they see the finals of the song competition. No...

Netflix Series ‘Historical Roasts’ Mocks Anne Frank

(JTA) — An episode of the new Netflix series “Historical Roasts” mocks Anne Frank with one-liners, angering some viewers, particularly in the Netherlands, where the teen diarist hid from the Nazis. Top comedians...

Ashley Blaker: Finding a Way to Give Back

  Internationally acclaimed British comedian Ashley Blaker is offering a new way to raise spirits in the Jewish community. With worldwide restrictions on public gatherings, and communities suffering financially like...

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...
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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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