Writer/producer Ori Elon shares a funny insight about the plot line that delights the cast: Ayelet Zurer (Elisheva), Neta Riskin (Giti) and Dov Glickman (Shulem).United Hatzalah of Israel’s event hosted the cast members of the Netflix hit ‘Shtisel’ and demonstrated how their volunteer EMTs are saving lives.Photos by...
A Nov. 22 video circulating on social media shows a Muslim woman intervening after a London man tells a Jewish man and his son they are part of the “Synagogue of Satan” on the metro. According to the UK Sun, the man was reading from a Bible, saying to...
Life Torn and Sewn Together 2019 (adapted from 2018) Comments on Torah portion Chayyei Sarah Human pain is the backdrop of the book of Genesis, pain that produces visions and sometimes unimaginable fulfillment. Of the many sad, heart-wrenching and ultimately beautiful stories in Genesis, one of the most distressing is...
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the protests that occurred during a pro-Israel event at York University on Nov. 20 in a tweet. Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) led the protests, which reportedly featured 600 protesters, in response to a Reservists on Duty event. Chants of “Free Palestine” and...
Within a year of perfecting her vegan corned beef, Los Angeles resident Jenny Goldfarb has leveraged a widespread hankering for plant-based alternatives into a burgeoning business. The home cook turned entrepreneur not only has landed her Mrs. Goldfarb’s Unreal Deli on prominent L.A. menus, earlier this month, she scored a deal with...
A group of 12 bipartisan lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced a resolution on Nov. 21 condemning Islamic Jihad for launching rockets toward Israel. The resolution notes that the State Department designated Islamic Jihad as a terror group in 1997 and that Iran funds Islamic Jihad.  Islamic Jihad fired...
…you will not take a wife for my son fromthe daughters of the Canaanites… When I worked for Hillel, the organization’s mottowas a memorable maximizing the number of Jews doing Jewish with other Jews. All the kids andmuch of the staff had a good laugh at the implications of the word...
NEW YORK (JTA) — Sacha Baron Cohen has made a career out of playing absurd comedic characters, from the dopey Brit Ali G to the Kazakh journalist Borat to the Israeli veteran Erran Morad. He rarely gives interviews and stays relatively far from the movie star limelight. But on...
University of Georgia (UGA) President Jere Morehead sent out a letter to community members on Nov. 21 denouncing two incidents where swastikas appeared on campus over the past couple of months, the Red and Black student newspaper reports. The first incident occurred on Oct. 6, when a swastika and...
Jewish talent on screen and behind the camera is well represented among the nominees for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards. “Uncut Gems,” starring Adam Sandler and directed by Josh and Benny Safdie, is nominated for five awards, including best feature, actor, director, screenplay and editing. The dark...