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Kathryn Hahn, May 2016. Credit: T'ruah via Wikimedia Commons.

Jews need to opt out of the ‘woke victim’ competition

Maybe the problem is that we should stop paying so much attention to what comedians say. Too much of our national discourse has become the function of what writers for late-night comedy shows say...
Israeli actor and screenwriter Lior Raz. Photo by Noa Nir.

Lior Raz on new show shot in Brooklyn, remembering 9/11 and being called sexy

Being an international action star might be enough for some, but not for Lior Raz. Rather than rest on his laurels and three seasons of the groundbreaking Netflix show “Fauda,” he decided to make...
The High Holiday services, often called “Bowl Hashanah,” are hosted by Friday Night Jams/Because Jewish and will be led by Rabbi Daniel Brenner; Jeremiah Lockwood (musical coordinator); vocalist and bass player Yula Beeri; and trumpeter and Antibalas co-founder Jordan McLean. Credit: BecauseJewish.com.

Sounds of the season: Live and pre-recorded performances to boost holiday worship

Relix magazine and the Brooklyn Bowl are well-known to music lovers worldwide. This year, they will become even better known as they host “High Holidays –A Suite of Spiritually Driven Holiday Services,” an innovative musical worship experience...
More than 170 entertainment industry leaders signed on to a unity statement on Feb. 1 after launching the Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance (BJEA). Credit: Courtesy.

170 celebs, execs to launch new ‘Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance’

More than 170 entertainment industry leaders released a unity statement on Feb. 1 after launching the Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance (BJEA), a joint initiative by black and Jewish entertainment industry professionals devoted to countering racism and anti-Semitism.  In...

Premier Episode of Season 3 of Israeli Drama ‘Fauda’ Gets 1 Million Views in...

The opening episode of the third season of the Israeli drama “Fauda” got around one million views over the weekend, in its first 48 hours of availability, according to Israeli media outlets quoting the...

All the Hanukkah Episodes to Stream on Disney+

It’s December, which means there’s no shortage of streamable Christmas content this time of year. And although there are far fewer Hanukkah-themed movies and specials, they are there if you know where to find them. And...

A Jewish-themed Disney Park is Coming to Israel!

The city of Dimona in the south of Israel is in the “advanced stages” of planning a Disneyland-like theme park, The Jerusalem Post reported. Pla’im (Hebrew for ‘wonders’), or “Park of Wonders,” is slated to have a similar...

Palestinian rock throwers inspiration for trending toy, says inventor

The latest craze sweeping the toy world, the fidget spinner, was developed in response to rock-throwing by Palestinian youth. Twenty years ago, while on a visit to Israel, Catherine Hettinger heard about Palestinian youth throwing...