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A renowned Judaica artist is bidding farewell to NYC

After 46 years in a Chelsea loft, David Klass, a renowned Judaica artist says goodbye to NYC.

A renowned Judaica artist is bidding farewell to NYC

Collection of 62 of Jung's unknown letters revealed in Jerusalem

Newly-uncovered collection is 'a true treasure and a rare occasion for researchers, students, and all who study Jung’s heritage.'

Collection of 62 of Jung's unknown letters revealed in Jerusalem

Ben Platt to play Jewish lynching victim Leo Frank in a revival of Broadway musical Parade

Broadway’s Jewish golden boy is set to play one of the most infamous victims of antisemitism in American history.

Ben Platt to play Jewish lynching victim Leo Frank in ‘Parade’

Memoir by Menachem Kaiser wins Sami Rohr prize

‘Plunder,’ Menachem Kaiser’s memoir about reclaiming his family’s Polish home, wins Sami Rohr prize.

Memoir by Menachem Kaiser wins Sami Rohr prize

Sacha Baron Cohen to helm ‘Chelm,’ an HBO cartoon about the shtetl of fools

Jewish shtetl famous for for the stories of its foolish residents to be depicted in new HBO series helmed by Borat actor.

Sacha Baron Cohen to helm ‘Chelm’ cartoon

New Paris restaurant looks to popularize Sephardic food

In Paris, Jewish childhood friends open chic restaurant serving their Tunisian grandparents’ couscous.

New Paris restaurant looks to popularize Sephardic food

A klezmer master is curating a series of global mash-up concerts in Queens

Klezmer musician Frank London of The Klezmatics is curating Flushing Town Hall’s “Mini-Global Mashups”

Klezmer master curating global mash-up concerts in Queens

Ukraine wins Eurovision 2022 in Turin

Kalush Orchestra, which represented Ukraine in the competition with the song "Stefania", won 631 points.

Ukraine wins Eurovision 2022 in Turinplayer

Iron Sky - Episode 14: Will the head of the Jewish underground escape?

The KGB are rapidly closing in on the head of the Jewish underground. Can he somehow manage to escape or is he caught and punished?

Will the head of the Jewish underground escape?player

For the first time in eight years, Israel fails to qualify for Eurovision finals

Israeli representative Michael Ben-David fails to finish in one of the top ten spots in semi-final.

Israel fails to qualify for Eurovision finalsplayer

‘Funny Girl’ snubbed, but ‘Lehman’ stock rises, in Tony nominations

Some of the biggest Jewish names on Broadway weren’t shining so bright in this year’s Tony nominations.

‘Funny Girl’ snubbed, but ‘Lehman’ rises, in Tony nominations

Maroon 5 performs in Israel: This place is incredible!

Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine as band performs in Tel Aviv: I cannot even tell you how excited we are tonight.

'This place is incredible!'player

Joshua Cohen’s satirical novel ‘The Netanyahus’ wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction

Joshua Cohen's critique of Zionism wins 2022 Pulitzer Prize but draws mixed reviews, with some calling it a 'blatant distortion'.

Satirical novel ‘The Netanyahus’ wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction

This Jewish food influencer is just 20, but has millions of followers

Food influencer Eitan Bernath has millions of followers, is the CEO of his own company and has a new cookbook — all at age 20.

This Jewish food influencer is 20, but has millions of followers

This Lithuanian Jew was a pioneer of Brazilian modernist art

Brazilian modernist art is celebrating a centennial. One of its pioneers was Lasar Segall, a Jew from Lithuania.

This Lithuanian Jew was a pioneer of Brazilian modernist art

In PBS’ gripping series ‘Ridley Road,’ a Jewish woman infiltrates British neo-Nazis gang

4-part PBS miniseries which aired on the BBC last year centers around a British neo-Nazi gang - and the Jewish woman who infiltrates it.

In PBS’ ‘Ridley Road,’ a Jewish woman infiltrates a Nazi gang

New Plaza Cinema, World Jewish Congress screen documentaries on the Holocaust

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, New Plaza Cinema and World Jewish Congress screen premieres of 2 Holocaust-themed documentaries.

New Plaza Cinema, WJC screen Holocaust-themed documentaries

Pete Davidson to star in autobiographical comedy series with a Yiddish name

Bupkis is one of those few Yiddish words that have become part of the American lexicon. It’s also the name of Pete Davidson’s new show.

Pete Davidson to star in Yiddish-named comedy series

Iron Sky - Episode 13: Will Meir succeed in escaping prison?

The KGB discovers the identity and location of the head of the Jewish underground. Meir tries to escape from Soviet prison.

Iron Sky - Episode 13: Will Meir succeed in escaping prison?player

HBO to produce comedy series about Hasidic rapper Nissim Black

HBO Max is currently producing a new comedy series based on the life of former gang member-turned-Hasidic-rapper Nissim Black.

HBO to produce series about Hasidic rapper Nissim Black

A movie about how ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ became a movie

How a Protestant was tapped to direct the most iconic Jewish film of all time - and how the experience led him to embrace Judaism.

A movie about how ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ became a movie

Ben Foster pulls no punches playing a Holocaust-survivor-turned-boxer in HBO’s new movie

New HBO movie 'The Survivor' follows the story of real-life Holocaust survivor Harry Haft and his career as a boxer.

Ben Foster plays Holocaust-survivor-turned-boxer in new HBO film

Alec Baldwin investigation 'nearing completion'

Criminal investigation into fatal shooting on US movie starring Alec Baldwin "nearing completion," says officer leading the probe.

Alec Baldwin investigation 'nearing completion'

Over half of working women are burnt out, study shows

New study of 5,000 women finds work-life balance nearly nonexistent, majority of women more stressed than they were one year ago.

Over half of working women are burnt out, study shows

Israeli singer mocks Sephardim on stage

Singer and songwriter Shlomo Gronich uses derogatory term against Jews of Middle Eastern background on stage, then apologizes.

Israeli singer mocks Sephardim on stageplayer

Catching up with ‘Designated Hebrew’ Ron Blomberg, baseball’s first designated hitter

49 years ago, Blomberg made history as the first designated hitter in Major League Baseball.

Designated Hebrew Ron Blomberg, baseball’s 1st designated hitter

Iron Sky - Episode 12: What was it like being a Jewish KGB agent in the USSR?

What was like being a Jewish KGB or Yevsektzia agent in the USSR? Check out the latest episode for the answer.

What was it like being a Jewish KGB agent in the USSR?player

Actress Liz Sheridan dies at 93

Sheridan was well-known for her role as Jerry Seinfeld's mother on "Seinfeld" and also appeared on "ALF".

Actress Liz Sheridan dies at 93

Barry Manilow tests positive for COVID, will miss NYC debut of his musical ‘Harmony’

Singer Barry Manilow tested positive for COVID-19, preventing him from attending the New York premier of his musical “Harmony.”

Barry Manilow tests positive for COVID, will miss musical debut

Jewish American comedian Gilbert Gottfried dies at 67

Gottfried was known for his roles in many films as well as the voice of parrot Iago in Disney's "Aladdin."

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried dies at 67

Ken Burns’ next documentary is about the US response to the Holocaust

For his next historical deep dive, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns explores America’s relationship to the Holocaust.

Ken Burns’ next documentary: America's response to the Holocaust

'Degrading' - Disney's 'woke' videos exposed

Analysts say Disney is trying to brainwash youngsters before they're capable of thinking for themselves.

'Degrading' - Disney's 'woke' videos exposedplayer

Mayim Bialik assembles a very Jewish cast in her directorial debut

Actress Mayim Bialik makes her directorial debut with her semi-autobiographical 'As They Made Us'.

Mayim Bialik assembles a very Jewish cast in directorial debut

Iron Sky - Episode 11: What secret is Yosef hiding from his teachers and schoolmates?

In his new Soviet school, Yosef undergoes Communist indoctrination - but now things are about to get even worse. What secret is he hiding?

What secret is Yosef hiding from his teachers and schoolmates?player

Actor Will Smith banned from Oscars for 10 years

Hollywood's film academy bans actor from all events for 10 years after he slapped Chris Rock during Oscars.

Actor Will Smith banned from Oscars for 10 years

Nehemiah Persoff, Jewish character actor with more than 200 roles, dies at 102

Israeli-born actor Nehemiah Persoff, who appeared in over 200 stage and screen roles, dies at 102.

Nehemiah Persoff, Jewish character actor, dies at 102

L’Chaim in the Subway - Watch Shwekey's new remix

The 'bouncy' music video is dedicated to the Passover holiday & employs ground-breaking recording tech to simulate a ride on the NYC subway.

L’Chaim in the Subway - Watch Shwekey's new remixplayer

Live: Leading Israeli singers celebrate life in the Jewish State

Don't miss this concert for the ages as award-winning Israeli singers perform live in a tribute to Diaspora Jewry and life in the Holy Land.

Live: Leading Israeli singers celebrate life in the Jewish Stateplayer

It's official: Linoy Ashram, Olympic medalist, announces retirement

Israel's first-ever female Olympic gold medalist, Linoy Ashram, officially announces her retirement.

Linoy Ashram, Olympic medalist, announces retirement

Jewish American actress Estelle Harris dies at 93

Harris, known for her role as Estelle Costanza on Seinfeld, dies of natural causes two days before 94th birthday.

Jewish actress Estelle Harris dies at 93

Iron Sky - Episode 10: The situation explodes

Following up on a tip, the KGB raid Moshe's home, in the middle of the night. Yosef is sent to a state school to be 're-educated.'

The situation explodesplayer

Famed NY Jewish eatery Russ & Daughters to get TV series

New York's Russ & Daughters, famous for its Jewish delicacies like smoked fish, bagels and babka may become fodder for a TV series.

Famed NY Jewish eatery Russ & Daughters to get TV series

Hollywood's film academy: Will Smith was asked to leave the Oscars but refused

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says actor Will Smith was asked to leave Oscars after slapping Chris Rock, but refused.

'Will Smith was asked to leave the Oscars but refused'

'Tourists afraid to come to Israel' because of terror attacks

Sources in Israel's tourism industry say many foreigners inquiring about cancellations following series of terror attacks in Israeli cities.

'Tourists afraid to come to Israel' because of terror attacks

Jim Carrey ‘sickened’ by standing ovation for Will Smith at the Oscars

The award-winning comedian blasted Will Smith, saying he should have been sued instead of cheered by a 'spineless' audience.

Jim Carrey ‘sickened’ by standing ovation for Will Smith player

Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock after slapping him

Actor says his behavior at Sunday's Oscars ceremony was "unacceptable and inexcusable."

Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock after slapping him

Israeli recording artists present first draft of Israeli Music Bill to Minister of Culture

Recording artists present first draft of 'Israeli Music Bill' to Minister of Culture, calling for government funding for the industry.

Israeli musicians lobby for government funding of music industry

Will Smith flips out at Oscars, punches Chris Rock in the face

Will Smith did not take kindly to Chris Rock's mention of his wife. Smith walked on stage and punched Chris Rock in the face.

Will Smith flips out at Oscars, punches Chris Rockplayer

Iron Sky - Episode 9: Only Moshe seems safe - but is this an illusion?

Everything goes wrong! Only Moshe seems safe - but is this an illusion?

Only Moshe seems safe - but is this an illusion? player

This Orthodox Jewish basketball player dreams of making it big

Could Ryan Turell become the first Orthodox Jew to play in the NBA? Scouts say it’s a long shot.

This Orthodox Jewish basketball player dreams of making it big

Netflix to produce a ‘Jewish Matchmaking’ series

The streaming giant announced a new “Jewish Matchmaking” series on Thursday, modeled after its hit “Indian Matchmaking.”

Netflix to produce a ‘Jewish Matchmaking’ series

Olympic medalist Linoy Ashram will retire - at age 22

Eight months after winning the gold in the Tokyo Olympics, Linoy Ashram announces decision to quit sports.

Olympic medalist Linoy Ashram will retire - at age 22

Amy Schumer: Oscars 'vetoed' Zelenskyy's appearance

Oscars co-host Amy Schumer said she wanted the Ukrainian leader featured at the event, but the Academy wouldn't have it.

Amy Schumer: Oscars 'vetoed' Zelenskyy's appearanceplayer

The Ukrainian Jew who saved Yiddish music from oblivion

New documentary highlights role played by one Ukrainian Jew in preserving Yiddish music before and after the Holocaust.

The Ukrainian Jew who saved Yiddish music from oblivion

Iron Sky - Episode 8: Yosef finally finds the lost necklace

In a Soviet prison, Meir trusts Shmuel with the delivery of a secret message. Is his trust misplaced?

Yosef finally finds the lost necklaceplayer

A guided tour of ‘Mrs. Maisel’ locations celebrates 1950s Manhattan

Locations tour for Amazon series focusing on Jewish family in 1950s Manhattan helps participants "feel like you’re back in time.”

Guided tour of Mrs. Maisel locations celebrates 1950s Manhattan




























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