Wednesday, July 15, 2020



How Do You Put on a Play in a Pandemic? These Creatives Found a Way

With the arts on a halt because of coronavirus, a group of young creatives found a way to make a virtual theater festival possible.

Jewish Women’s Theatre Stages ‘For Goodness’ Sake’ Via Zoom

The tales and musical interludes about life, love and loss, are variously funny, empowering, and heartbreaking.

Andy Cohen Gets Candid in New Quibi Series ‘The Andy Cohen Diaries’

Is there such a thing as too much information? Apparently, not for Andy Cohen. The gossip-loving Bravo talk show host gets extremely candid in “The...

Tovah Feldshuh Talks Golda Meir, Grandchildren and Voting

Feldshuh has been using the time to write a memoir about her mother, getting to know her first grandson and awaiting the birth of two granddaughters.  

Life’s a Jewish Love Story for Disney Songwriting Duo

If you’re the parent of Disney-obsessed offspring, you’ve likely heard their music in the “Zombies” and “High School Musical” franchises and “Marvel Rising.”

ArtCenter President Lorne Buchman on Overseeing College Like a Theater Director

While many university presidents and administrators run colleges from a strictly business or educational mindset, Lorne Buchman runs college like a director would run...

Make a DIY Face Shield Out of Plastic Soda Bottles

The growing demand for face shields can make them quite pricey. The good news is you can make your own!

A Change in Leadership and Ambitious Expansion Plans Impacts the Los Angeles Jewish Home

“We operate now 14 different programs in residence and in the community."

Actor Nick Cannon Says Zionists, Rothschilds Have ‘Too Much Power,’ Praises Farrakhan

Actor Nick Cannon currently is under fire for espousing comments that have been criticized as anti-Semitic, including that Zionists and Rothschilds have “too much...

Virtual Jewish Food Course Offers ‘A Seat at the Table’

Featuring the expertise of noted chefs, cookbook authors, scholars and restaurateurs, it’s a comprehensive guide to the Ashkenazi cuisine.

‘The Violin Players:’ A Jewish Girl’s High School Introduction to Anti-Semitism

The following article is a sponsored feature. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege to travel the country to speak to audiences of all ages....

Former Staff Accuse Acclaimed L.A. Sqirl Restaurant of Serving Moldy Jam to Customers

"The moldy jam was a daily concern," said a former Sqirl pastry chef.

New Horror Film Depicts a Jewish Burial Ritual Gone Terribly Wrong

The movie comes the production company that is responsible for “Get Out” and “The Purge.”

DeSean Jackson to Visit Auschwitz With a Holocaust Survivor

The trip is planned for after the pandemic.

Swimming in San Francisco to Change the World!

Sydney is swimming from Bridge to Bridge to raise money for Glide Church! How can you help change the world?

DeSean Jackson to Meet With Julian Edelman and Holocaust Survivor

Jackson had posted quotes attributed to Adolf Hitler on Instagram.

At Virtual Retreat, Jewish Men Embrace Vulnerability and Reckon With Patriarchy

“We have work to do as Jewish men with respect to how we show up in the world.”

Roy Moore’s Lawsuit Against Sacha Baron Cohen Over Being Pranked Can Proceed, Judge Rules

By the time the episode aired, it was widely known that Cohen was punking public figures.

Bethany Mandel Will Not Be Canceled

Bethany Mandel wasn’t unnerved when the world dubbed her a “Grandma killer.”

Josh Malina: Why Doesn’t ‘Cancel Culture’ Apply to Anti-Semitism?

Actor Josh Malina, who is Jewish, asked in a July 7 tweet why what’s known as “cancel culture” doesn’t apply to anti-Semitism. The Algemeiner reported...

The British Veterinarian Producing Anti-Viral Masks

The SonoMasks, as they’re known, are able to fend off harmful microorganisms using zinc oxide, which has antiviral properties.

Sacha Baron Cohen Pranks Rudy Giuliani – in Pink Drag

“This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit,” Giuliani told the New York Post.

One Israeli Soldier’s Psyche Comes to Light in ‘The Drive’

A principled critic of the IDF comes in the form of one its soldiers in a new book.

Rabbi Sandra Lawson Opens Up on Finding Connection in Unprecedented Times

Rabbi Sandra Lawson is the world’s first Black, openly gay female rabbi.

Stephen Jackson Apologizes for Saying Rothschilds Own the Banks: ‘It Wasn’t An Insult’

Former NBA player Stephen Jackson issued an apology on CNN for defending Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s social media posts and saying on...

Gloria Steinem to Marry Roxane Gay and Debbie Millman in Jewish Ceremony

"We're going to do some of the traditions: the chuppah, the breaking of the glass, and so on."

Pittsburgh Steeler Zach Banner Calls on NFL to Address Anti-Semitism

"The Jewish community right now is pissed. They're mad. Because it just seems like we don't care."

Tribeca Drive-In Presents Classic Movies and Comedy Under Quarantine

Drive-in movie theaters largely went extinct in the age of the multiplex, but they’re having a renaissance during pandemic times.

Julian Edelman Invites DeSean Jackson to Have ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ About Anti-Semitism and Black Lives Matter

“I know he said some ugly things, but I do see an opportunity to have a conversation.”

New Articles

ViacomCBS Drops Nick Cannon Over ‘Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories’

ViacomCBS announced on July 14 that it is ceasing its relationship with actor Nick Cannon for spreading “anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.” In its statement, Viacom said...

Dutch Government Threatens to Fine Store Selling Wine From Hebron Labeled as Made in Israel

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Dutch government inspectors said they would fine a store selling wine from the West Bank city of Hebron that is labeled...

Chabad of Poway Rabbi Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, who was shot during the Chabad of Poway attack in 2019, pleaded guilty on July 14 to what federal authorities called...

Missouri Gov. Signs Anti-BDS Bill Into Law

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, signed a bill into law on July 13 barring the state government from providing contracts to companies that...

Ilhan Omar Endorsed by Nancy Pelosi as Opponent Raises Millions

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, lent her considerable weight to the reelection bid of Rep. Ilhan...

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