‘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...

Madonna Confirms She’ll Sing at Eurovision Finale

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rest easy, Madonna fans, it’s official: The pop icon will sing at the Eurovision Song Contest finals in Tel Aviv. She signed her contract on Thursday morning,...

Woodmere Native, 70s ‘It’ Girl Peggy Lipton Dies of Cancer

(JTA) — Actress Peggy Lipton, who represented network television’s version of the quintessential ’60s flower child as the star of the crime drama “The Mod Squad,” has died. She...

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen to Receive Award From ADL

The writer and star of the hit Netflix series about legendary Israeli espionage agent Eli Cohen will receive a prestigious award from a leading Jewish civil rights organization later...

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,...

Chicago Police Believe Smollett Paid Pair to Attack Him

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Two Nigerian brothers arrested in connection with the attack on Black, Jewish and gay actor Jussie Smollett were released without charges. Chicago Police now believe that...

HBO Max to Air Yom Kippur War Drama ‘Valley of Tears’

BY CURT SCHLEIER (JTA) — HBO Max has bought the rights to “Valley of Tears,” a drama about the 1973 Yom Kippur War that is being touted as Israel’s biggest budget...

Fighting Crime and Phobias

As millions of fans from around the world swarm the theaters to catch Marvel’s latest film, “Avengers: Endgame”, two Israeli psychology researchers have found that superhero films can be...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Named Best Real-Life Hero at MTV Awards

(JTA) — Add another honor for Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Best Real-Life Hero. The Supreme Court justice won the recognition at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Monday night. She wasn’t...

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...
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