U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli President Isaac Herzog speak with Israeli singers Yuval Dayan and Ran Dankner during a ceremony at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem, July 14, 2022.

Israeli pop star declines shaking Joe Biden’s hand

For the first day of Joe Biden’s visit to Israel, the buzz about handshakes was that, despite a pandemic-related plan, he was giving them...
From left: National League All-Stars Max Fried and Joc Pederson

Max Fried and Joc Pederson make the MLB All-Star Game

Two Jewish players made the Major League Baseball All-Star game rosters last week: pitcher Max Fried of the Atlanta Braves and outfielder Joc Pederson...
Nicole Disney-Bates

You Should Know… Nicole Disney-Bates

Nicole Disney-Bates, 35, advocates for her fellow special education teachers. After growing up in Ellicott City, Disney-Bates went to Towson University for psychology and family...
Matt Lucas at a “Doctor Who” BBC America official panel during Comic-Con in San Diego, July 23, 2017.

‘Great British Bake Off’ host Matt Lucas discovers his family member lived with Anne...

By Caleb Guedes-Reed The Jewish comic actor and “Great British Bake Off” host Matt Lucas came across a very familiar name while researching his family’s...
Joy Reiger as Mira in “Image of Victory”

‘Image of Victory’ shows limits of idealism

There’s just as much singing and dancing as there is armed combat in Israeli director Avi Nesher’s film “Image of Victory.” In the final days...
Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen doc will have you saying ‘Hallelujah’

For a documentary to be worth your while, its subject needs to have historical weight. I think of some of the better documentaries or...
Moshav members

Shoresh gears up for its first Jewish music festival

Yona Openden, a co-chair of Shoresh’s Jewish Roots Music Festival, hopes the festival will provide younger generations of Jewish people with an opportunity to...
The Oxford Annotated Mishnah

How an ‘accessible’ Mishnah ended up with a price tag of $645

By Jackie Hajdenberg As an avid book collector who operates an inde-pendent Jewish press, Larry Yudelson was excited to learn that a new, annotated version...
Billy Crystal at the Tony Awards

Billy Crystal performs ‘Yiddish scat’ at the Tony Awards

By Andrew Lapin “Ella Fitzgerald, wherever you are, I apologize in advance.” Billy Crystal gave this year’s Tonys a jolt of Jewish shtick when he coaxed...
Adam Sandler

Next up for Adam Sandler’s production company: A YA bat mitzvah novel adaptation

By Caleb Guedes-Reed Last month, Adam Sandler threw his daughter a star-studded bat mitzvah party. Now, it looks like his production company is making a bat...