Celebrities

Jerry Stiller, Longtime Comic Who Won Fame on ‘Seinfeld,’ Dies at 92

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Jerry Stiller, the longtime Jewish comic who became best known for playing the belligerent character Frank Costanza on “Seinfeld,” has died. Stiller died of natural...

Taika Waititi to Write and Direct New ‘Star Wars’ Film

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On May 4th, what has come to be known as Star Wars Day, Disney and Lucasfilm revealed some exciting news: Taika Waititi is set...

Adam Sandler Pays Tribute to Doctors and Nurses in Brand-New Song

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Forget about “The Chanukah Song.” Actor Adam Sandler’s latest earworm is a tribute to doctors and nurses and an exhortation for people to stay...
Greyscale portrait of actor Kirk Douglas in white shirt, tie, and sports coat.

Kirk Douglas, Iconic Jewish Movie Star, Dies at 103

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Kirk Douglas, the legendary actor who portrayed legions of tough guys in the course of his 87 films and embraced his Jewish heritage later...

A Very Jewish Episode of ‘Finding Your Roots’

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The Jan. 21 episode of “Finding Your Roots” on PBS explored the family trees of actor Jeff Goldblum, NPR host Terry Gross, and comedian...

Lamar Odom visits Lubavitcher Rebbe’s gravesite with his kids

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Lamar Odom visited the New York gravesite of Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, the late leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, with his two children last week. “I...

Natalie Portman Announced as Female Thor in Upcoming Marvel Movie

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Actress Natalie Portman will go from super scientist-love interest to superhero in the 4th installment of Marvel’s “Thor” series. Portman, who is Jewish and Israeli, will...

‘Harry Potter’ Star Cries Over Police’s Anti-Semitic Handling of His Great-Grandfather

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Actor Daniel Radcliffe broke down in tears upon reading on television his great-grandfather’s suicide note, possibly after suffering anti-Semitic prejudice at the hands of...

British Tennis Champ Denied Club Membership Due To Anti-Semitism?

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A Jewish British tennis champion who won the women’s doubles at Wimbledon 63 years ago says an exclusive sports club refused to accept her...

Gal Gadot to Star in Netflix Largest Feature Film Yet

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Israeli actress Gal Gadot will star in the biggest feature film ever made by Netflix. “Red Notice,” also starring Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson, will...