Mega Entertainer Carl Reiner Dies at Age 98

Carl Reiner, the writer, producer, director and actor who was part of Sid Caesar’s legendary team and went on to create “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and direct several...

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...

Five Towns Women Fund Theater Project On Mikveh

By Toby Klein Greenwald More than 12 years ago, a friend of mine, Myra Gutterman, came to me with a creative new idea. She had decided to record and transcribe...

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Screenplay to Be Shown at Tel Aviv Museum

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Israeli Stanley Kubrick fans are getting a treat: An original copy of his screenplay for “2001: A Space Odyssey” will be shown at Tel Aviv’s...

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...

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...

Weinstein, Former Company Reach Tentative Settlement With Dozens of Accusers

(JTA) — Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein and the board of his former film studio have reached a tentative $25 million settlement deal with dozens of women who accuse...

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...

Jewish Data Whiz Predicts Oscar Winners With Math

Spoiler alert! See Ben Zauzmer’s Oscar predictions at the bottom of this article. BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — In 2012, the first year that Ben Zauzmer made Oscar predictions based on mathematical...

BBC Rejects Calls From Anti-Israel Activists to Not Air Eurovision Contest in Tel Aviv

The BBC has rejected a call from a group of anti-Israel activists to not air this year’s Eurovision song contest, set to be held on Tel Aviv in May. Eurovision...
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Addressing V’Lo Yilbash

Sometimes, a general prohibition is well-known, but the details of the prohibition are foreign even to seasoned talmidei chachamim. Although the prohibition of v’lo...

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(January 27, 2023 / JNS) Palestinian terrorists fired a barrage of rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communities overnight Thursday, prompting retaliatory strikes by the IDF...

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