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Culture Minister Miri Regev’s Statue Now a Temporary Feature at Israel’s National Theater

In recent months, Minister Regev has provoked outrage in the culture community in Israel with her so-called "Law of Loyalty in Culture."

The Shabbat Project and Echoes of Shabbat Candles Under the Inquisition

This week, as we light our candles or oil for the Shabbat-felt-around-the-world, may we remember how fortunate we are to be able to do so in freedom and pure joy.

Jewish Lords Ask to Drop Ghanaian, Israeli Architects’ $65 Million Holocaust Memorial Project

David Adjaye was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Ron Arad was born in Tel Aviv.

Gal Gadot to Play Self on The Simpsons

Gadot tweeted: I grew up watching The Simpsons and now I get to voice myself in an episode! Stay tuned..."

‘Sobibor’ to Represent Russia in the Oscars

As many as 250,000 Jews were murdered at Sobibor, making it the fourth worst extermination camp, after Bełżec, Treblinka, and Auschwitz.

Baseball Hall of Fame Celebrates Jewish Big League Spy Moe Berg

Yankees and Mets legendary manager Casey Stengel said he was "the strangest man ever to play baseball."

Eurovision Demands Israeli Commitment to Allow In Fans Who Are Anti-Israel

The EBU also demands that Israel agree not to restrict in any way the events related to the contest that would fall on Shabbat.

Great Jewish American Playwright Neil Simon Dead at 91

Simon did not write about Jewish subjects, but much of his work was rooted in New York Jewish life.
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The Third Reich Is Alive and Well and Fighting Every Sunday in New Zealand

When the wife confronted the Nazi-clad men about the idea of wearing Nazi uniform in public, one of those Nazi-imitating chaps told her: "It's history – if you don't like it [expletive] off."

Jewish Congressman Avoids Humiliation by Sacha Baron Cohen

Zeldin’s office received a "convincing" interview request from an Israeli TV station that told the Jewish Republican he was being honored as part of Israel’s 70th anniversary celebrations.

Netflix Drops an Irate Louis Farrakhan’s Documentary

"What do the opponents of truth not want you to learn about Minister Farrakhan?" an NOI press release asked.

Watch 701 Yoga Mats Forge 3 Puzzles About Jerusalem’s Future

"At the end of the event, participants will be able to take a piece of our collective dream for Jerusalem, one of the most spiritual cities in the world, home with them.”

European Broadcasting Union Threatens to Cancel 2019 Eurovision in Israel

On Monday afternoon, PM Netanyahu is expected convene a special meeting to discuss the issue of splitting the Israeli broadcasting corporation, which has his fingerprints and choke marks on its neck.

Comprehensive List: Jerusalem’s Independence Day Celebrations April 18-20

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence and the 50th anniversary of the Unification of Jerusalem. To celebrate both occasions, a variety of events will take place throughout the city from April 18 to 19, free of charge.

‘Dachau’ Video Artist Beryl Korot Explores ‘A Coded Language’ on Canvas

The works on canvas represent a period of her work in the 1980’s which is virtually unknown and are shown for the first time together in this exhibition.

Cohen of ‘Ali G’ and ‘Borat’ to Play Cohen the Israeli Spy on Netflix

The series depicts Cohen's stunning career from 1961 to 1965, when he succeeded in embedding himself into Syrian high society and rose through the ranks to become Chief Adviser to the Minister of Defense.

30 Free Museums and Other Fun Places in Israel on Chol Hamoed Pesach

The sites and the museums included in the project combine contemporary Israeli culture with the history of the people and the land.

Hollywood Star Mayim Bialik Asks to Light a Torch on Israel’s 70th Independence Day

In addition to Bialik, Ivanka Trump and Alan Dershowitz have also been suggested as candidates.

Actress Amber Tamblyn Goes to War Against Hasidic Men

“This isn’t the time to attack Orthodox Jews, let’s find these specific men and deal with it that way,” one user suggested.

Large-Scale David Goldblatt Photographs Retrospective at Centre Pompidou

David Goldblatt often says that photography is not a weapon, and that it should have nothing to do with propaganda, even in a good cause.
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Barbra Streisand Cloned her Dog Samantha – Twice

“They have different personalities,” the Brooklyn native Streisand, whose zaide was a cantor in Russia, told Variety.

Unknown Activist Painted Arafat Street Sign Black in Southern France

The mayor argued in court that he had named a street after late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin "in the same neighborhood."

Dancing on the Edge of Demolition in Netiv Ha’Avot

"They are wonderful, Israeli mothers. They are raising their families with the values of Torah, Love of Israel and a devotion to the land. Here are their stories."

Lorde’s Florida Concert May be Cancelled Due to Her Boycott of Israel

Lorde may soon discover that embracing BDS comes with a price tag.

Warrior Poet Haim Gouri Dead at 94

Gouri's songs are an inseparable part of the Israeli ethos.

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