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‘Law & Order’ Creator Dick Wolf Fires Writer for Racist Rants

Dick Wolf will not tolerate racial intolerance on his watch. The “Law & Order” creator fired writer Craig Gore from the TV franchise’s upcoming...

Despite COVID-19, Gal Gadot, Andy Samberg, Jon Stewart Move Forward with Summer Projects

Gal Gadot has a new home for her limited series about screen legend Hedy Lamarr. The eight-episode series is moving from Showtime to Apple...

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ to Get Movie Remake

A new version of “Fiddler on the Roof” is in the works from “Hamilton” director Thomas Kail and MGM. The remake comes 56 years...

Diane Warren’s ‘I’m Standing with You’ Music Video to Raise Funds for COVID-19 Response

“I’m Standing with You,” songwriter Diane Warren’s Oscar-nominated theme from the movie “Breakthrough,” has gone global in a new video in support of the...

Chelsea Handler to Create Stand Up Special for HBO Max After Six Year Hiatus

Actress, author and comedian Chelsea Handler will make her first stand-up comedy special in six years for the new streaming service HBO Max. Handler...

‘Arrowverse’ Showrunner Greg Berlanti on Whether He’s Jewish or Not

Greg Berlanti is the executive producer of “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” “Titans,” “Riverdale” and “The Flash.” Between keeping his die-hard DC fans satisfied, the mega-producer also...

Adam Sandler Becomes Basketball Scout in Upcoming Netflix Movie ‘Hustle’

Adam Sandler has lined up his next Netflix movie. The “Uncut Gems” actor will star in “Hustle” as a basketball scout who responds to...

Make Your Quarantine More Marvelous with the Help of ‘Mrs. Maisel’

If you’re tired of baking sourdough bread and have finished streaming the latest offerings during quarantine, why not live vicariously through the characters of...

Jewish Grandpa Seeks Out The Family Who Hid Him From Nazis in Documentary “The Starfish”

New York director and producer, Tyler Gildin, through his media company Gildin Media, released a documentary titled The Starfish, exploring the life story of his grandfather,...

Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Eichner, Gilbert Gottfried Pay Tribute to Jerry Stiller Who Died at Age 92

Actor-comedian Jerry Stiller has passed away of natural causes at the age of 92. “He was a great dad and grandfather and the most...

Jerry Stiller, Longtime Comic Who Won Fame on ‘Seinfeld,’ dies at 92

(JTA) — Jerry Stiller, the longtime Jewish comic who became best known for playing the belligerent character Frank Costanza on “Seinfeld,” has died. Stiller died...

Showtime’s President of Entertainment is a Cantor on the Side

Gary Levine’s day job is president of entertainment for Showtime Networks. On Saturdays, though, he’s a cantor. The Hollywood Reporter has been running a series...

Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons Tears Up Learning About Mother’s Holocaust Story

Rock legend and KISS frontman Gene Simmons got teary-eyed when reading over historical documents about his late Jewish mother’s experiences in the Holocaust and...

Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogen Star in Christmas Series for HBO Max

Two of Hollywood’s best-known Jewish actors are teaming up…for a Christmas series. Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogen, who starred together in “Take This Waltz”...

Virtual Benefit Raises over $1 Million for Hatzalah Emergency Response

“Saving Lives Sunday,” the virtual benefit for United Hatzalah of Israel that streamed May 3, raised more than $1,00,000,000 to support Hatzalah’s emergency response...

Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, Other Jewish Celebs React to Anti-Semitic Tweets

A new parody of "Jimmy Kimmel Live's" Mean Tweets segment stars A-List Jewish celebrities, reading the most outrageous things people have posted about Israel...

Jerry Seinfeld Putting Brakes On ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’

Jerry Seinfeld is putting the brakes on “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” Seinfeld made the announcement about his popular web series during a virtual news...

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Wins Best Actress for Tribeca Festival Film

“Her face is a never-ending landscape in which even the tiniest expression is heartbreaking."

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher Donate 100,000 Masks to Healthcare Workers

British Jewish comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, Australian actress Isla Fisher, helped donate a cargo of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)...

Virtual Coronavirus Benefit to Raise Funds for United Hatzalah of Israel

Mentalist Lior Suchard (“Brain Games”), Rona Lee Shimon (“Fauda”), Broadway star Adam Kantor (“Rent”), singer Dudu Aharon and NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire and other...

Seth Rogen Dresses Up As 1920s Jewish Pickle Maker for New Film

The Seth Rogen Jewish immigrant pickle movie is still happening, and we now have some striking photo evidence. If you missed the news from a...

Taylor Swift Accused of Spreading Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories

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

MOTs Are Virtually Gathering to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim’s 90th Birthday in Song

Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist and Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim turned 90 on March 22, and some of the Great White Way’s biggest stars will...

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

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...

Kelly Clarkson Releases New Single ‘I Dare You,’ in Six Languages Including Hebrew

Singer Kelly Clarkson has released six versions of her new single “I Dare You,” one of them in Hebrew, a duet with Israeli singer...

Amy Schumer Changes Son’s Name So It Sounds Less Like ‘Genital’

Comedian Amy Schumer has changed her 11-month-old son’s name because it sounded too much like “genital.” Schumer and her husband, Chris Fischer, had named the...

Violins of Hope Concert Livestreams on Facebook

Celebrating instruments rescued from the Holocaust and lovingly restored by Avshalom and Amnon Weinstein at their shop in Tel Aviv, the multi-format Violins of...

Quarantined Jewish Celebrities Celebrate Pesach With Lighthearted, Musical Seder

The COVID-19 pandemic may have thrown the traditional Passover gathering out the window this year, but Jewish (and a few non-Jewish) celebrities improvised a...

Lisa Kudrow, Beanie Feldstein and Emmanuelle Chriqui Land New TV Roles

“Friends” star Lisa Kudrow will return to series comedy in the Netflix workplace sitcom “Space Force,” playing opposite Steve Carrell. The premise centers on...

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Thousands of Students in Dozens of Israeli Schools Sent Home to Isolation Over COVID-19 Outbreaks

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Thousands of students in Jerusalem and other cities across the country were sent home Monday to isolation after staff and students...

BDS Co-Founder: Right of Return Will End ‘Zionist State’

Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, said in a May 21 interview that the Palestinian right of return would...

‘I’m Not Angry at All’: Owner of Looted Chicago Photo Shop Vows to Rebuild

(JTA) — Don Flesch managed to grab just one item from his downtown Chicago camera shop as it went up in flames Saturday night:...

What the Movement for Black Lives Means to Jews

The Torah and Talmud teach the importance of justice, repairing the world, to not stand idly by and the value of a human life. It’s...

Synagogue Reopenings Now on Hold After Protests

After being closed for almost three months because of the coronavirus, Baba Sale Congregation on Fairfax Avenue was looking forward to welcoming worshippers this...
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