‘Clueless’ Creator Amy Heckerling on Her Jewish Roots

(JTA) — Officially and for the record, despite her Jewish-sounding name, Cher Horowitz, the Valley Girl heroine of the iconic 1995 film “Clueless," was not intended to be Jewish. “I wasn’t...

The Story Behind Frank Sinatra’s $10,000 Yarmulke

(JTA) — When a huge auction was held at Sotheby’s earlier this month of items belonging to Frank Sinatra and his wife Barbara, the item that made the most...

Roseanne Barr to Speak at Knesset in January

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Roseanne Barr will speak at the Knesset in January, saying she has “important work to do as a voice against the insidious and antisemitic BDS movement.” The American...

LeBron James Apologizes for Sharing Antisemitic Rap Lyrics on Instagram

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James said he was sorry on Sunday for sharing antisemitic rap lyrics on his Instagram account. “Apologies, for sure, if I offended anyone,” James told ESPN,...

Nissim Concert Lights Up Chanukah For a Good Cause

Chanukah is known as the Festival of Lights, and nowhere was that more apparent than at the Brooklyn’s Master Theater on Sunday, December 9, when 2,500 attendees of all...

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,...

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...

Lesbian Comedian Did Not Want to Be Famous for Tussling With Rabbis

NEW YORK (JTA) — Leah Forster found herself thrust into the limelight this week, and she’s not so happy about it. Though the Jewish comedian has more than 23,000 followers on Instagram and plays...

‘Who Will Write Our History’ to See Wider Release

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHPBGWvKMSs&feature=youtu.be "Who Will Write Our History,” Roberta Grossman’s chronicle of a lesser known form of WWII-era resistance, will have a theatrical run, website Women and Hollywood has learned exclusively. The Abramorama documentary...

Brooklyn Kosher Eateries Bow to Rabbinic Pressure Over Comedian’s Show

(JTA) — Two Brooklyn kosher eateries have cancelled hosting a sold-out New Year’s Eve show by an Orthodox Jewish comedian after rabbis threatened to pull their kashrut certification from...
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