Mayim Bialik Gives Chizuk to Pittsburgh Community

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Mayim Bialik made a “pilgrimage” to Pittsburgh to support the Pennsylvania city’s Jewish community, she said on her Grok Nation website. The popular Jewish actress recalled how...

Jews of Color Nominated for NAACP Image Awards

(JTA) — The NAACP Image Awards are an annual celebration of the accomplishments of people of color in film, television, music and literature. First presented in 1968, the ceremony...

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Actor Talks About His Jewish Heritage

If you were 16, and it was two days before you made your Broadway debut as the lead role in the Tony award-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” you would...

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,...

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”...

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...

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...

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...

Lawmakers Back Fake Kindergarten Gun Scheme in Sacha Baron Cohen Satire

In Sacha Baron Cohen’s provocative new comedy show, American politicians are filmed backing a fictitious program to teach kindergartners how to use guns to defend themselves in school shootings. In a seven-episode...

‘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...
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Israeli Jets Thwart Planned Attack by Iran From Syria

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s military said it thwarted a planned attack by Iran-backed fighters using drones armed with explosives. Israeli fighter jets late...

British Court Orders Man to Pay Wife Maintenance Until He Issues Get

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A British businessman must continue to pay his wife maintenance payments until he gives her a religious divorce, or get,...

MTA Welcomes New Faculty Members

  MTA is thrilled to welcome new faculty members for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, including: Rabbi Danny Konigsberg (‘05) as director of Student Activities and...

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