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Thursday, May 28, 2020

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Entertainment

Amy Schumer to Cook Up Food Network Series

For those tired of making the same old recipes during COVID-19 confinement at home, help is on the way from Amy Schumer and her...

Out of Things to Binge? Stream These Israeli Films

If you’re looking for great Jewish and Hebrew-language films to see this Passover week, there are many great choices streaming on Netflix and Amazon...

Israeli Sitcom ‘The Baker and the Beauty’ Re-imagined in Miami For ABC

A romantic comedy about the unlikely romance between a working-class baker and a gorgeous supermodel, “The Baker and the Beauty” was a big hit...

Debra Messing, Chrissy Metz and Emmy Rossum Hold Social Justice Seder

Jewish celebrities are teaming up to hold an online "social justice Seder" this Thursday night. The Passover celebration, called "This Year Together – A Digital...

Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Rabbis David Wolpe, Sharon Brous and More Invite You to a Virtual Seder

It would have been enough to vicariously see our favorite Broadway and Hollywood stars celebrating Passover on social media, but now fans will get...

Rabbi Donin’s Trilogy Speaks Volumes About Jewish Life

Donin himself conceived of his work as “a practical handbook on how to live a Jewish life,” but he also acknowledges that the overarching goal of the three books in the series is “to answer the constant query, ‘Why?’

Larry David Says Bernie Sanders Should Drop Out of Presidential Race

Larry David, the Bernie Sanders doppelganger who often portrays the presidential candidate in skits on “Saturday Night Live,” says the senator from Vermont should...

Pop Star Pink, Having Recovered From COVID-19, Donates $1M to Fight Disease

Jewish pop star Pink and her 3-year-old son have recovered from the coronavirus, she announced on Twitter. She and her son Jameson were sheltering at...

Psychiatrist Documents The Reality of Mental Health Illness in ‘Bedlam’

According the PBS “Independent Lens” documentary “Bedlam,” there are 15 million American families living with serious mental illness. For psychiatrist and filmmaker Dr. Kenneth...

Forgot How Good ‘The Prince of Egypt’ Is? Well, Now It’s On Hulu.

Social distancing and staying inside is hard. Thankfully, accessing good things to watch during this time is not. This is the first installation of...

’60 Minutes’ Segment Spotlights Artificial Intelligence Keeping Holocaust Survivors Alive

Thanks to artificial technology, it’s now possible to have a conversation with Holocaust survivors who are no longer living, as Lesley Stahl reports in...

Israeli Filmmaker Draws on Real-Life Experiences in ‘About a Teacher’

The film recounts the roller-coaster experiences of a New York City school teacher, as he attempts to teach filmmaking to a group of indifferent, disruptive and/or otherwise troubled inner-city students.

Amid Coronavirus, Live Theater Goes Online

The coronavirus has forced the closure and postponement of live entertainment productions, but the show goes on, online and in other digital formats. The...

Adam Sandler Salutes Doctors and Nurses in ‘Quarantine Song’

“Doctors and nurses will save us from this mess if we get them the supplies that they need. And I hope they save us soon ‘cause I’m really, really sick of my family.”

Coronavirus Cinema: Where to Watch Free Movies and Series at Home

Although movie theaters are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, digital screening rooms are open for business, offering the self-isolating public new and catalog...

‘On the Map’ Free Online Screening and Q&A This Sunday

The documentary “On the Map” tells the story of the underdog Israeli basketball team’s triumphant victory at the European championship in 1977. Set against...

Adam Schlesinger, Songwriter for ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ Fountains of Wayne, Dies Due to COVID-19 Complications

Adam Schlesinger, one of the lead songwriters of Fountains of Wayne and the musical series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” died April 1 due to complications from...

Five New Passover Picture Books for 2020

This year’s roundup of the latest Passover picture books includes a number of different takes on the holiday. They all emphasize the joyful spirit...

Comedian Stephen Glickman Brings Laughter During Pandemic

At a time when comedy clubs are closed and there’s not a lot to laugh about, stand-up comic Stephen Kramer Glickman has released a...

Larry David’s Coronavirus Advice: ‘Go Home! Watch TV!’

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” viewers know that Larry David isn’t afraid to say what he thinks. This week, he had a few choice words for...

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

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

The Story of Orphaned Holocaust Survivors: ‘The Windermere Children’

Several books and films have told the story of the 10,000 Jewish children who were spirited out of Europe during World War II on...

9 Jewish TV Shows to Binge During Lockdown

Although the emergence of the coronavirus has made things seem bleak, there’s an upside to being trapped inside to avoid a raging pandemic: You...

British Sitcom Tackles Jewish Newspapers in ‘The Jewish Enquirer’

A neurotic, tactless, middle-aged Jewish guy perpetually gets himself into hilariously awkward situations of his own making in “The Jewish Enquirer,” now available on...

Holocaust Museum to Present Virtual Programs Via Facebook Live

Although the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is closed indefinitely in response to the coronavirus crisis, its virtual programs are ongoing. On March 31...

‘When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone’— 10 Years Later

In this Passover season, we are reminded of the more recent “Let My People Go” in Jewish history — that of the rallying cry...

‘Will & Grace’ to Wrap with Retrospective Special

After 11 seasons, 246 episodes, 18 Emmys and groundbreaking milestones like the first kiss between two men on network TV, “Will & Grace” will...

Israeli Designer Competes for $1 Million on ‘Making the Cut’

Television fashion design competitions like “Project Runway” have launched careers and made household names of talented newcomers. Season 4 winner Christian Siriano now dresses...

‘Shtisel’ Star Shira Haas Leaves the Charedi Life in ‘Unorthodox’

A young woman tries to break away from the restrictions of her ultra-Orthodox community and discovers that it’s easier said than done in “Unorthodox,”...

Jewish Women’s Theatre Brings Comforting Stories to YouTube

While mandatory coronavirus closures forced the cancellation of the Jewish Women’s Theatre’s March production “Sex, Addiction and Love,” JWT has now gone digital with...

New Articles

Man Who Held Anti-Semitic Sign at Ohio Protest Wanted to Target Jews at Kent State, Report Says

A man who held an anti-Semitic sign at an April rally in Columbus, Ohio, reportedly sought to target Jews at Kent State University. The Cleveland...

Bench Near Minneapolis Synagogue Vandalized With Swastikas

(JTA) — A bus stop near a synagogue in Minneapolis was vandalized with swastikas. The graffiti was discovered Tuesday on a bench outside Shir Tikvah...

ADL Report Highlights ‘Significant Trend of Anti-Semitism’ in ‘the Anti-Israel Movement on Campus’

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a report on May 27 highlighting how anti-Semitism permeates “the anti-Israel movement on .” The report acknowledged that although the...

A New Relief Fund Is Providing Aid to Jews of Color Who Are Struggling Due to Coronavirus

(JTA) — A new relief fund is providing financial aid to Jews of color who are struggling economically due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Jews...

Israeli Defense Ministry: Gaucher’s Disease Drugs Can Treat COVID-19

The Israeli Defense Ministry announced on May 26 that the Israeli Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) has determined that two drugs used for Gaucher’s...

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