This article originally appeared on The Nosher. Jewish holidays usually follow the same story: they tried to kill us, they failed, now let’s eat. These victories — like the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt, and the miracle of the oil lasting eight full days...
(JTA) — Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky have careers that many people in Hollywood dream of. Not long after graduating from college and moving to Los Angeles, the duo joined the writing staff of “The Office” on the strength of a TV...
(JTA) — Out of all of the unrealistic scenes in “The Red Sea Diving Resort,” the most absurd one might be when Ben Kingsley, playing a supposedly gritty Mossad agent, shows up in the desert wearing a suit and a jaunty...
The high holidays are approaching, but some Jewish families will not get to usher in the new year enjoying honey cake with their loved ones Lorraine will not spend the holidays with her only grandchildren due to a family rift that began 18 years ago. “Every Jewish holiday is...
(JTA) — One of the most befuddling questions surrounding the Jeffrey Epstein saga is why Leslie Wexner, a billionaire entrepreneur, entrusted all of his money to Epstein, a secretive financier with no college degree. For those immersed in the Jewish world, there’s...
15 July 2019 Rabbi Willy Woolf returned to visit Reading Liberal Jewish Community more than 40 years after he originally helped to set up the congregation. The Shabbat service for his return was given added meaning as it was led by Rabbi Rachel Benjamin, who was herself ordained...
MIAMI (AP) - Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm | כ"ח אב תשע"טFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks about Tropical Storm Dorian outside of the the National Hurricane Center, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up...
Diversity might be a buzzword for everyone else in the acting industry “but it doesn’t seem to work quite the same for our faith”, claimed Maureen Lipman this week, who slammed a new musical that has cast all non-Jewish actors in specifically Jewish roles. Lipman, who plays Evelyn Plummer...
(JTA) — For “Borat,” his 2006 film, Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover as a made-up Kazakh journalist who travels America and gets unwitting targets to share his boorish and sometimes bigoted opinions. In “Who Is America,” the Jewish actor creates a...
 What with Brexit and  Boris, Brussels and bluster, British Jews may not have noticed Israelis are about to vote in a general election for the second time in five months. If that’s you, here is a quick Jewish News guide to next week’s ballot… Q: Another election? Didn’t they just vote,...