Carol Channing, Original Star of ‘Hello Dolly!’ Dies at 97

  (JTA) — Actress Carol Channing, who originated the starring role in “Hello Dolly!” on Broadway and won a Tony Award for her portrayal of the boisterous widow, has died....

‘Game of Thrones’ Actress to Star in Israeli Horror Film

(JTA) — Lena Headey, the English actress best known for portraying the diabolical ruler Cersei Lannister on “Game of Thrones,” is going to star in an Israeli film. Headey, 45,...

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,...

Reality Star Siggy Flicker Talks About Her Father for Father’s Day

By Cindy Grosz My father, Dr. Mordecai Paldiel is a Holocaust survivor, a renowned scholar, author, and leading expert on rescue during the Holocaust. He is the former director of...

Amy Schumer’s Son Shares Birthday With Royal Baby

(JTA) — Amy Schumer delivered what she called “our royal baby” hours before the birth of the new prince in Britain. Schumer, 37, is married to chef Chris Fischer. Schumer posted a photo on...

Spielberg’s Family to Reopen Mom’s Famed California Restaurant

(JTA) — Steven Spielberg’s family will reopen a Los Angeles kosher restaurant two years after the death of the famed director’s mother, who had run the place for 40...

Israel’s Eurovision Entry Gets Overhaul

Responding to criticism over his uninspiring performance, Israeli singer Kobi Marimi recorded a new version of Israel’s entry for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, set to take place in...

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...

RBG Film Nominated for Academy Award

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — “RBG,” about the life and impact of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, received an Academy Award nomination for best documentary feature. The Oscar nominations were announced...

Sobibor: Triumph Of Courage Amid Horror

The exclusive New York screening of Sobibor was an extraordinary red-carpet event. Held on Sunday, November 18 at the National Arts Club in New York City, the event was...
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Pope Francis Condemns ‘Barbaric Resurgence’ of Antisemitsm

(JTA) – A week before International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Pope Francis renewed his condemnation of antisemitism, decrying its “barbaric resurgence.” Francis was addressing a delegation from the...

Current Challenge: Battle for Our Freedom

By Sivan Rahav Meir We read the Book of Sh’mot and tend to ignore the fact that even among Am Yisrael there were problems and doubt....

Yid Parenting: Success for All Children

Question: I’ve been grappling with the decision of letting you respond publicly to this question for many months. On the one hand, I’m scared my...

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