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These Jewish Athletes Have Won Medals at the Tokyo Olympics

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Dozens of Jewish athletes are competing in the Games this year, but the fierce competition means that only some will enter the record books as gold, silver or bronze medalists.

For First Time, Olympics Opening Ceremony Honors Israeli Athletes Murdered in Munich

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For the first time ever, the Olympic Games held a moment of silence during the opening ceremony for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered during the Munich Olympics in 1972.

5 Notable Jewish Nominees for 2021 Oscars

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“Mank,” the black-and-white Netflix film about Jewish screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, leads the slate of Academy Award nominations in a year when most Americans viewed movies via streaming services.

The Jewish highlights of the 2021 Grammys

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(JTA) — When the Jewish sister act Haim took the stage at the 2021 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Americans began googling “hime.” That’s how...

2021 NAACP Image Awards: The Jewish nominees, from Daveed Diggs to Doja Cat

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Several Jewish stars are among the nominees for the 2021 NAACP Image Awards, which celebrate Black achievement in movies, television, music and literature.

All the Jewish Nominees for the 2021 Golden Globes

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“Schitt’s Creek” is trying to pick up in the Golden Globes where it left off in the fall with its historic Emmys sweep.

‘Harry Potter’ Star Jason Isaacs Opens up About His Struggle With Addiction

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"Every action was filtered through a burning need I had for being as far from a conscious, thinking, feeling person as possible."

Who is George Soros? What Do All The Conspiracy Theories Around Him Mean?

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The author of “The Influence of Soros: Politics, Power, and the Struggle for an Open Society,” breaks it down.

Taylor Swift Accused of Spreading Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories

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Taylor Swift is drawing criticism — and apparent applause among her neo-Nazi fan base — for calling out “the Soros family” in an Instagram...

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Is A Quarantine Must-Binge Show

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Taika Waititi is one of the hottest Jewish celebrities on the planet right now. The director, writer and actor is best known for his humorous...

Jewish NFL Star Mitch Schwartz Becomes A Food Blogger During COVID-19 Quarantine

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Schwartz has turned to what he loves maybe more than football: cooking.

Fountains of Wayne and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Songwriter, Hospitalized With Coronavirus

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(JTA) — Adam Schlesinger, known as one of the lead songwriters of the pop rock band Fountains of Wayne and the musical series “Crazy...

Haim Announces a Jewish Deli Tour Across America

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The sisters of the pop band Haim played their first-ever show at Canter’s, the most famous Jewish deli in Los Angeles, as kids. They...

Vampire Weekend Wins 2020 Grammy for Best Alternative Album

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(JTA) — The 2020 Grammys were overshadowed by the tragic news of the deaths of Kobe Bryant and eight others — including his 13-year-old...

Larry David and Bernie Sanders Appear Together on the ‘Today’ Show

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(JTA) — With a big smile on his face, presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared alongside the man who plays him on “Saturday Night Live,”...

Hillary Clinton Gets ‘Tears in Her Eyes’ After Watching Yiddish ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

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NEW YORK (JTA) — Anatevka had a special guest in attendance on Sunday afternoon: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attended the Yiddish production...

Jewish Olympian Jason Brown Now Skates to Music From ‘Schindler’s List’

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(JTA) — Jewish figure skater Jason Brown has skated to a wide variety of music in his career, from Simon and Garfunkel to the...

Zoe Kravitz to Play Catwoman in New Batman Film

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(JTA) — Jewish actress Zoe Kravitz will be playing Selina Kyle — better known as Catwoman — in the next Batman film. The newest reboot...

‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds Jewish Comedian Chloe Fineman for Upcoming Season

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NEW YORK (JTA) — Jewish comedian Chloe Fineman will be one of three new cast members on “Saturday Night Live” for the show’s 45th...

Diego Schwartzman Advances to the US Open Quarterfinals

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(JTA) — Diego Schwartzman, the top-ranked Jewish tennis player in the world, has advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the second...

‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star Dan Levy to be Honored by GLAAD

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(JTA) — Dan Levy, a star and co-creator of the Emmy-nominated show “Schitt’s Creek,” will be honored by GLAAD at their annual gala in...

Jewish Disney Channel Star Cameron Boyce dies at 20

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(JTA) — Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce, 20, best known for his role on the network’s comedy show “Jessie,” died suddenly in his sleep...
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