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Two Jews Escape Auschwitz to Warn World

In early 1944, two Slovakian Jews made good on their escape from Auschwitz, determined to reach the outside world and report on the mass extermination inside the death camp.

In Memory of Jackie Mason, Fearless Borscht Belt Comedian

It’s difficult to overstate how influential Mason was to American and Jewish culture.

Comedian Jackie Mason Dies at 93

Legendary comedian Jackie Mason died Saturday evening at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan at the age of 93.

Actor Lakeith Stanfield Apologizes for Moderating a Clubhouse Room Full of Antisemitism

Oscar-nominated actor Lakeith Stanfield apologized for moderating a room on the audio app Clubhouse in which participants made a slew of antisemitic remarks.

Here are the First 10 Jewish Documentaries Funded through Jewish Story Partners

The Jewish Story Partners foundation, which Steven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw helped found to fund Jewish-themed documentary films, announced its first slate of grantees.

Oscars 2021: Jewish Nominees (Nearly) Strike Out

To be fair, there was not a large pool of nominees to begin with.

George Segal, Vanguard of 1960s Wave of Young Jewish Actors, Dies at 87

George Segal, whose career as an actor ranged from shattering Jewish stereotypes in his youth to cheerfully indulging them in his dotage, has died at 87.

‘Chicago 7’ ‘Palm Springs,’ ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and Jerry Seinfeld Win Critics’ Choice Awards

With a new hybrid at-home award show season in full swing, Sunday night’s Critics’ Choice Awards celebrated what the critics felt was the best of TV and film this year.

‘Oslo’ Drama Underway from Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt

Steven Spielberg, Mark Platt and David Litvak are bringing the J.T. Rogers’ Tony Award-winning play “Oslo,” about the 1993 Israeli-Palestinian Peace Accords, to HBO....

‘Valley of Tears’ Tells Harrowing Stories of the 1973 Yom Kippur War

As Yom Kippur began in 1973, attacks by Syria and Egypt took Israel by surprise, launching a 19-day war in which more than 10,000...

Sophia Loren Plays a Holocaust Survivor in ‘The Life Ahead’

In her first feature film since “Nine” in 2009, screen legend Sophia Loren plays a Holocaust survivor who takes in motherless children in “The...

Scarlett Johansson Marries, Will Play ‘Bride’

Scarlett Johansson married ‘Saturday Night Live’ Weekend Update host Colin Jost the weekend of October 26 in an intimate ceremony attended by immediate family...

Paul Reiser’s ‘There’s Johnny!’ Goes Backstage at Carson’s ‘Tonight Show’

Actor Paul Reiser (“Mad About You,” “Stranger Things,” “The Kominsky Method”) takes viewers behind the scenes at “The Tonight Show” in the comedy series...

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom Set to Write *NSYNC Movie Musical

Rachel Bloom is transitioning from a crazy ex-girlfriend to *NSYNC super-fan. The Golden Globe and Emmy winner tweeted Oct. 29 that she will be...

Oscar Isaac to Play Jewish Superhero

Oscar Isaac, who portrayed an Israeli Mossad agent in “Operation Finale” in 2018, will star in the Disney+ series “Moon Knight” as a Jewish...

Jon Stewart to Return to TV in Apple TV+ Series

Emmy-winning writer producer, director and “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart will return to television with a new one-hour, multi-season current affairs series for Apple...

Adam Sandler Goes to Space in Netflix Film

Adam Sandler, now starring in “Hubie Halloween” for Netflix, is going to space in his next movie for the streamer. He’ll play an troubled...

Lawsuit Filed Over ‘Borat’ Sequel Synagogue Scene Dismissed

Sacha Baron Cohen’s hilarious “Borat Subsequent Movie Film” is a smash hit for Amazon, but not everyone is laughing, including unsuspecting civilians who were...

Sacha Baron Cohen Exposes Anti-Semitism, Skewers Trump in ‘Borat Subsequent Movie Film’

Fourteen years since first punking unsuspecting Americans and exposing their prejudices in “Borat,” Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the role of Kazakh journalist Borat...

Natalie Portman to Give Virtual Talk on Her Children’s Book

Actress, producer and director Natalie Portman has added author to her list of accomplishments with her debut book for children, “Natalie Portman’s Fables.” The Jerusalem-born...

Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Judd Apatow to Host ‘Superbad’ Reunion and Watch Party as Democrat Fundraiser

The cast “Superbad” will reunite virtually on Oct. 27 for a livestream of the movie, with actors Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Christopher...

‘Dirty Dancing’ Sequel Starring Jennifer Grey Announced

It’s official: A “Dirty Dancing” sequel is coming, and it’s starring Jewish actress Jennifer Grey, who played Frances “Baby” Houseman in the 1987 original.

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.

‘Expecting Amy’ Highlights a New Comedy Dynamic of Jewish Mothers Making, Not Being, the Jokes

Jewish moms like Amy Schumer, who were once the material, have become the premier comics of this age.

Russell Crowe Asked Jared Kushner for Advice on How to Portray Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes

Crowe said he asked Kushner for the advice at Hugh Jackman’s 50th birthday party.

Ice Cube Denies Report He Ordered Entourage to Beat up a Rabbi

Above the letter he wrote “Don’t play with me. This is just phase one.”

Sacha Baron Cohen Pranks Far-Right Rally Into Singing About Soros, Obama and Fauci

“Baron Cohen has used humor and satire to expose people’s inherent biases by depicting racists, anti-Semites, neo-Nazis, Islamophobes and others as deeply flawed."

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