Labor Dispute Threatens ‘Shtisel’ 3rd Season

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A labor dispute is threatening the much-heralded return of “Shtisel,” the Israeli show about haredi Orthodox Jews that became a surprise hit on Netflix. The show’s writer, Yehonatan...

Queen of Cakes on Kosher.com Features Sweet Surprises

Now that creative baking is all the rage, a delicious new series is joining the lineup of fun and informative shows on Kosher.com. Part edible art to admire, part...

Celebrities Create Third Seder Online

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — An all-star team of Jewish celebrities (and some non-Jewish ones) put on a virtual Passover Seder on Saturday night to raise money for a Center for...

‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds Comedian Chloe Fineman

NEW YORK (JTA) — Comedian Chloe Fineman will be one of three new cast members on “Saturday Night Live” for the show’s 45th season. Fineman, who once jokingly described herself as “1/2...

Shtisels Send Pesach Messages From Their Family to Yours

(JTA) — The cast of the hit Israeli drama “Shtisel,” which has become a worldwide sensation, released a video of Passover greetings from the cast. The video released Wednesday includes virtual and...

Israel May Host Miss Universe Pageant This Year

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Miss Universe could be crowned in Israel as early as this December, an Israeli daily is reporting. Representatives of the Miss Universe Organization have met...

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...

Pink Floyd Tribute Band’s Shows Back on in Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Pink Floyd cover band announced on Tuesday that its upcoming Israel tour is back on after cancelling due to pressure from BDS advocate Roger Waters,...

Tapping Into the ‘Golden Age’ of Cantorial Music for the 21st Century

Aryeh Leib Hurwitz is attuned to all things musical. A chazzan (“cantor”) and ordained Chabad rabbi born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., he studied at yeshivahs around the world...

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...
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MGM Bringing ‘Fiddler’ to Life — Again

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Wonder of wonders: “Fiddler on the Roof” is returning to the big screen. MGM will produce a remake of the iconic 1964...

Former YU Chancellor Rabbi Norman Lamm Dies at 92

NEW YORK (JTA) – Norman Lamm, the prolific author and Modern Orthodox rabbi who headed Yeshiva University for nearly three decades, died Sunday. He...

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  Every one of us was shattered each time we heard about another member of Klal Yisrael who succumbed to the coronavirus. We cried and...

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