Hollywood Superheroes Gal Gadot, Shira Haas Lead Honorees at 2022 ICA Awards

Gadot and Haas will join dance legend Ido Tadmor and pianist Yefim Bronfman in receiving the 2022 Israeli Culture & Arts (ICA) awards.

Annual ‘Tefilat Hannah’ Prayer Event Held in Shiloh

Tefilat Hanna is a women’s event with only women participating, who held a group prayer session.

‘Japan and the Jews’ Seen Through Art at Haifa’s Tikotin Museum

"Through art contemporary Japanese artists are able to demonstrate an attachment and even passion for the Jewish narrative.”

Leftwing Filmmakers Call to Boycott Culture in the Shomron

“I say to those artists who have turned to boycotts: get out of your fantasy worlds, and wake up to the reality of thriving Jewish communities in Judea of Samaria."

Actress Gal Gadot Visits Children in Gaza Border Town

While Gadot frequently speaks out in support of Israel's soldiers, she was chastised on Israeli social media for not speaking out against rocket fire by Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Israeli Musical Icon Zvika Pick Dead at 72

In 2018, Pick suffered a stroke on board a flight from London to Israel and was hospitalized for an extended period.

Jewish Outrage Over Justin Bieber’s Perceived ‘Sig Heil’ Salute in Helsinki Show

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt called on the State of Israel to "consider canceling his planned appearance in Israel this October.”

The Late Olivia Newton-John Wrote about her Jewish Grandfather Nobel Winner Max Born

Newton-John dabbled in Kabballah in her 2006 album Grace and Gratitude.

Hollywood Supports Israel, Signs Anti-Hamas Declaration

Hamas cannot be allowed to rain rockets on Israeli cities, nor can it be allowed to hold its own people hostage.

Tel Aviv Creates Quarter Ton Sculpture from Beach Trash

The ball will remain at Gordon Beach for two months.

Polish Website Reveals Natalie Portman Eats Israeli Food to Be Fit as Mighty Thor

Fakt offered the recipe for Chickpea and Tahini Salad: A Middle Eastern delicacy by Natalie Portman.

Brussel’s Regional Parliament Slaughters Jean-Claude Van Damme’s Ban on Kosher Shechita

The Hollywood star called on the Brussels parliament to approve the ban and “put an end to the cruel suffering of animals.”

Jewish Superstar Ishay Ribo’s Sold Out Jerusalem Concert Benefits ADI’s Disabled Children

Ribo was so moved by what he saw in a visit last October that he took out his guitar to entertain his new friends.

Rabbi Uri Zohar, Gifted Trailblazer in Comedy, Film, and Teshuva, Dead at 86

Israel was much smaller and more homogeneous in the 1970s, a fact that greatly enhanced Rabbi Zohar’s impact on Israeli society.

In Berlin, Jewrovision 2022 Follows Eurovision after 2 Years of COVID

The "Jewro" will kick off with the band Chasak Hamburg. Olam Berlin will close the competition this year.

Russian Rapper Morgenshtern Appeals Foreign Agent Designation over Ties with Israeli Media Group

His grandfather was Jewish, and even though Morgenshtern is not halakhically Jewish, he has been interested in Judaism and is close to Chabad.

‘The Netanyahus’ Wins 2022 Pulitzer

"I promise that the book is both readable and, in spots, I absolutely screamed with laughter."

Israel Out of the 2022 Eurovision, Security Problems, Foreign Ministry Strike Cited

And you figured the Lapid-Bennett government would collapse because Bennett was incompetent…

Character Actor Nehemiah Persoff Dead at 102, Played in On the Waterfront, Gunsmoke, Yentl

His wife of 70 years, Thia, died of cancer in 2021. They had four children.

George Costanza’s Mom Estelle Harris Dead at 93

Harris pursued an acting career after her three children (two boys and a girl) had grown up.

First Draft of Israeli Music Bill Handed to Minister of Culture

Under the proposed legislation, a dedicated budget will be allocated to preserving and stabilizing Israel's music industry.

Netflix Introduces ‘Jewish Matchmaking’ following Success of ‘Indian Matchmaking’

"Will using the traditional practice of shidduch help them find their soulmate in today’s world?”

Russian Film Production Forced to Leave Israel Due to Sanctions

The banks in Russia are unable to transfer money to banks in Israel, and the producers can’t shoot the film without cash flow.

Oscar Winning Actor Jon Voight: Samaria is ‘Heart’ of Israel

"I do not understand why Judea and Samaria are called the "West Bank. If you look at a map, it is clear the area is the heart of Israel."

Belgium Museum Returns Nazi-Looted Painting to Heirs of its Jewish Owners

Workers took down “Flowers,” painted by German artist Lovis Corinth in 1913, and packed it for the family of Gustav and Emma Mayer.

Kuwait Bans ‘Death on the Nile’ Film Starring Israeli Actress Gal Gadot

The decision was made following social media demands to ban the film, according to a Kuwaiti newspaper.

Yad Vashem Chairman Invites Whoopi Goldberg to Visit Holocaust Museum

Dani Dayan welcomed the talk-show host’s “important” apology for stating that the Holocaust “wasn’t about race,” but said her remarks were evidence of a “fundamental misunderstanding” regarding the nature of anti-Semitism.

Nazi-Looted Art in France Returned to Heirs of Jewish Owner

The Louvre and Musee d'Orsay museums in Paris maintained custody of the works after World War II until their legal owners or heirs could be tracked down.


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