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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 ›

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

One of Hollywood’s highest profile marriages is over. Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt, citing irreconcilable differences. According to the court… Read More ›

‘Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp’ star Hugh O’Brian dies, age 91

‘Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp’ star Hugh O’Brian dies, age 91

Actor Hugh O’Brian, best known for his portrayal of the title role in the 1950’s TV Western “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp,” has… Read More ›

Go ahead and make Idris Elba James Bond please

Go ahead and make Idris Elba James Bond please

  Seriously Hollywood, what more do you need to prove that Idris Elba is James Bond? Fans of Elba have been suggesting he become the… Read More ›

Seinfeld star lands in Israel

Seinfeld star lands in Israel

Wayne Knight, who starred as Newman in award-winning ‘Seinfeld’ Television comedy series arrived in Israel Sunday morning for 4-day trip; actor to be photographed for… Read More ›

What’s a nice Jewish boy like Daniel Radcliffe doing playing a neo-Nazi?

What’s a nice Jewish boy like Daniel Radcliffe doing playing a neo-Nazi?

In ‘Imperium,’ Harry Potter star says film about undercover FBI agent may be ‘too close to the bone’ for his Jewish grandmother   JTA —… Read More ›

Is One Republic returning to Israel?

Is One Republic returning to Israel?

Musical sensation One Republic may be on their way back to Israel sometime in 2017; the group, whose hits include ‘Apologize’ and ‘Counting Stars’ last… Read More ›

Warsaw ghetto’s secret archive goes Hollywood

Warsaw ghetto’s secret archive goes Hollywood

New film based on two recovered document troves — out of three buried during the Holocaust — depicts the ‘Oneg Shabbat’ archive’s creators, few of… Read More ›

Tame Impala brings psychedelic joy to Rishon Lezion

Tame Impala brings psychedelic joy to Rishon Lezion

With confetti cannons, trippy projections and rocking beats, frontman Kevin Parker & co. light up the summer night   The Australian psychedelic sensation Tame Impala… Read More ›

Filmmaker goes from toilet paper factory to world tour

Filmmaker goes from toilet paper factory to world tour

Director Nitzan Gilady’s dreary pre-army experience grew into a buoyant and imaginative story about a physically challenged woman’s inner world   When a young Nitzan… Read More ›

Jerusalem sisters play it ‘slow and quiet’ and straight to the soul

Jerusalem sisters play it ‘slow and quiet’ and straight to the soul

Eden and Shai-li Djamchid pluck the cello, strum the guitar and harmonize to create an entirely new sound   When Djamchid (pronounced Jam-shid) Sisters Eden… Read More ›

‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin dies in freak car accident

‘Star Trek’ actor Anton Yelchin dies in freak car accident

Actor Anton Yelchin, 27, who played Chekov in recent “Star Trek” movies, was killed in a freak accident early Sunday morning, police told CNN. Yelchin,… Read More ›

Israeli show picked up by Fox

Israeli show picked up by Fox

Fox International has reportedly purchased the rights to the Israeli drama ‘A Very Important Person,’ which stars actor Yehuda Levi and is partially based on… Read More ›

Queen and Adam Lambert may perform in Israel

Queen and Adam Lambert may perform in Israel

The rock legend and multitalented youngster are in talks to give one show in Israel Adding to the summer sizzle of fabulous foreign fan favorites,… Read More ›

Hold us closer, shiny Elton

Hold us closer, shiny Elton

There are no goosebumps like the goosebumps you get when hearing ‘Tiny Dancer’ live in Tel Aviv just a few hours after listening to it… Read More ›

Susan Sarandon on Woody Allen: ‘He sexually assaulted a child’

Susan Sarandon on Woody Allen: ‘He sexually assaulted a child’

‘I have nothing good to say about him,’ Sarandon said of Allen. ‘I don’t want to go there.’   Susan Sarandon slammed Woody Allen at… Read More ›