Arts

In a rarity, Azerbaijan, a Muslim-majority republic, hosts Jewish festival with global reach

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Larry Luxner | JTA It’s a Muslim country that’s friendly toward Jews. It has an ancient culture virtually free of antisemitism that also boasts the...

Jewish NBA, WNBA owner cites ‘faith’ and ‘atonement’ in decision to sell teams

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Jacob Gurvis | JTA Robert Sarver, the Jewish owner of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, announced on Sept. 21 that he will...

30 years ago, Brendan Fraser and Matt Damon starred in ‘School Ties,’ one of...

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Stephen Silver | JTA.org After a long career pause brought on by an assault-induced depression and injuries, actor Brendan Fraser, 53, is back in headlines,...

The sky’s no limit for this record-breaking teen athlete

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Tom Tugend | JTA Joshua Jayden “JJ” Harel, newly 14 and standing at 6-foot-2, expects to face some tough competition when the Olympics return to...

I build relationships between Muslims and Jews. Here’s why you should watch ‘Mo’...

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Andrea Hodos | JTA When I spoke recently at a conference on fighting antisemitism, I offered up one practical suggestion that might have surprised attendees:...

News of Israeli Marvel hero appearing in upcoming Captain America movie elicits both excitement...

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Jackie Hajdenberg | JTA In a move that is already thrilling some Jewish audiences and stirring controversy among other international fans and activists, Marvel Studios...

Multi-generational Jewish family takes center stage in film, featuring all-star cast

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Caleb Guedes-Reed | JTA How often do viewers get to see Anthony Hopkins use the word “mensch”? The two-time Oscar winner (who is not Jewish) plays...

5 Jewish baseball players from history who you may not know (but should)

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Caleb Friedman | JTA Jewish (and any non-Jewish) baseball fans know the names and achievements of Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg, along with their hallowed...

Missouri Bagel Shop Goes Viral for Talmud-Inspired Effort to Feed the Needy

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“Whoever needs, come and eat.” That’s the quote from the Talmud — the book of Jewish law — that welcomes customers to Goldie’s Bagels in...
Yoni Avi Battat sitting on rocks with a stringed instrument

Iraqi Jewish musician Yoni Avi Battat explores the ‘Fragments’ of his identity

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Evelyn Frick | Hey Alma For most of his life, musician Yoni Avi Battat has felt like an outsider in his own Iraqi-Jewish culture. While his...