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Madonna at Eurovision in Tel Aviv: Great to be Here

Madonna at Eurovision in Tel Aviv: Great to be Here

‘Material Girl’ singer said she believes in the power of music to unite people around the globe   Madonna told Eurovision co-host Assi Azar in… Read More ›

Politics (mostly) kept off center stage as Israel hosts Eurovision mega-event

Politics (mostly) kept off center stage as Israel hosts Eurovision mega-event

As expected, Netherlands wins contest and hometown crooner Kobi Marimi finishes close to last, but fears of pro-Palestinian protests taking over fail to materialize  … Read More ›

Johannesburg – Arnold Schwarzenegger Attacked In South Africa

Johannesburg – Arnold Schwarzenegger Attacked In South Africa

  Johannesburg – Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday, but the 71-year-old quickly recovered and said, “I’m… Read More ›

Good Evening Europe!

Good Evening Europe!

Eurovision 2019 from Tel Aviv kicks off with first live broadcast to millions of fans worldwide   “Shalom, erev tov, good evening Europe and good… Read More ›

Madonna, ahead of Eurovision performance, says BDS won’t stop her music

Madonna, ahead of Eurovision performance, says BDS won’t stop her music

Defying boycott calls, queen of pop vows to not be silenced and to speak out against human rights violations   Pop superstar Madonna struck a… Read More ›

‘Game of Thrones’ premiere sets stage for wild ride to finale

‘Game of Thrones’ premiere sets stage for wild ride to finale

The following contains spoilers about the “Game of Thrones” Season 8 premiere. The penultimate season of “Game of Thrones” was largely defined by bringing key… Read More ›

Mazel tov! Ahead of International Women’s Day, Marvel cinema births a (s)hero

Mazel tov! Ahead of International Women’s Day, Marvel cinema births a (s)hero

With an insider’s peek at the feminist film, our movie maven thinks up an elaborate ‘Captain Marvel’ back story in which the plot is a… Read More ›

An avalanche of movies by or about Jews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival

An avalanche of movies by or about Jews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival

The ski resort town of Park City, Utah, plays host to one of the most prestigious gatherings of cinephiles in the world — and we’ve… Read More ›

‘Comedy in the Middle East is an antidote to extremism’

‘Comedy in the Middle East is an antidote to extremism’

Stand-up comedians in the region weigh in on the role of humor amid Netflix controversy over censorship in Saudi Arabia. Comedians in the Middle East… Read More ›

The New Era of Modern Jewish Matchmakers

The New Era of Modern Jewish Matchmakers

  “Back in the day, we didn’t have this problem. Everyone married,” exclaims my Jewish grandmother unequivocally and very much unapologetically. She swipes her thumb… Read More ›

Howard Rosenman went to Israel to die. Now he’s making Oscar-winning cinema

Howard Rosenman went to Israel to die. Now he’s making Oscar-winning cinema

A scare with AIDS over 30 years ago led Howard Rosenman to a lifetime of LGBT activism and accolades for his work on ‘Call Me… Read More ›

Seinfeld to give 2 Israeli performances on Dec. 30

Seinfeld to give 2 Israeli performances on Dec. 30

Hugely successful standup comic behind hit show Seinfeld returns to Israel for only 2 performances in Tel Aviv’s Menora Mivtachim Arena on December 30; Seinfeld… Read More ›

Weinstein Scandal: LAPD Launches Probe into 2013 Sexual Assault Claim

Weinstein Scandal: LAPD Launches Probe into 2013 Sexual Assault Claim

Lawyers says Hollywood mogul denies allegations by well-known Italian model and actress of non-consensual sex.   Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that it… Read More ›

New York – Jay-Z Jewish Lyric Spurs Concerns From ADL

New York – Jay-Z Jewish Lyric Spurs Concerns From ADL

  New York – The Anti-Defamation League expressed concern about a Jay-Z lyric that “Jewish people own all the property in America,” but emphasized that… Read More ›

Jerusalem – American Pop Start Cnacles Netanyahu Meeting After Being Mobbed At Western Wall

Jerusalem – American Pop Start Cnacles Netanyahu Meeting After Being Mobbed At Western Wall

  Jerusalem – American pop icon Britney Spears was mobbed by fans during a visit to the Western Wall. The American pop star arrived in… Read More ›

Leonard Cohen, soul-stirring musician, dies at 82

Leonard Cohen, soul-stirring musician, dies at 82

Jewish singer-songwriter and poet, best known for ballad ‘Hallelujah,’ dies month after releasing last album; ‘We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific… Read More ›

Habima to travel to Kiryat Arba, fans protest

Habima to travel to Kiryat Arba, fans protest

For the first time in its existence, the Israeli national theater will perform in the West Bank settlement; protests over the move have already started… Read More ›

Donald Glover cast as young Lando in Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film

Donald Glover cast as young Lando in Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film

Donald Glover is joining the “Star Wars” universe. The acclaimed actor and Grammy-nominated artist, has been cast as young Lando Calrissian in the still-untitled Han… Read More ›

Dylan’s Nobel Prize in literature long overdue

Dylan’s Nobel Prize in literature long overdue

Cultural icon’s connections to Judaism, Israel permeate lyrics.   Bob Dylan, the 75-year-old American Jewish singer-songwriter who was born Robert Allen Zimmerman who revolutionized contemporary songwriting… Read More ›

Pink Floyd ‘reunites’ to support Gaza flotilla

Pink Floyd ‘reunites’ to support Gaza flotilla

The three living members of the band posted on Facebook their support for the Zaytouna-Oliva flotilla and decried the Israel Navy’s intervention as ‘illegal.’ Thursday… Read More ›