Celebrities

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...

Gal Gadot makes solidarity visit to Israeli border town

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Israeli actress Gal Gadot plays a superhero in the DC Comics Universe, but last week Wonder Woman surprised an Israeli community with a visit...

Wolf Blitzer tours U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for CNN special

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Growing up in Buffalo, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer always knew he was the child of Holocaust survivors. His parents, both Polish Jews, told him...

Jesse Eisenberg’s next film follows two cousins who explore their grandmother’s Holocaust story

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Caleb Guedes-Reed | JTA Jesse Eisenberg’s newest film directing project follows two estranged cousins who travel to Poland and learn about their grandmother’s Holocaust story. “A...
Dana Bash, a correspondent and anchor on CNN.

For journalist Dana Bash, this story is personal

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Andrew Lapin | JTA The incidents, data, and experiences that have many American Jews on edge received prime-time treatment last weekend in a CNN Special...
Gili Torres on stage with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

Israeli teen performs with Coldplay during Brussels concert

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If you will it, it is no dream: that is what Israeli 15-year-old Gili Torres learned when Coldplay’s frontman invited her onstage to perform...

Why Tamir Goodman thinks basketball can change the world

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Tamir Goodman’s latest partnership is bringing new attention to the potential of sports to bridge even the most seemingly insurmountable divides. But he’s been...
Nathan Fielder

How Nathan Fielder’s HBO show ‘The Rehearsal’ made me appreciate Tisha B’Av

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By Andrew Silow-Carroll Ah, summertime. A season to take a plunge in a mountain lake, read a trashy novel on the beach and reenact a...
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

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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

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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...