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.

Foo Fighters Singer Celebrates Hanukkah, Jewish Musicians

Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin team up for “The Hanukkah Sessions 2021,” in which they release a cover of a song by a Jewish artist each night of the holiday.

Groundbreaking Exhibit Featuring Israeli and Emirati Artists Debuts in Jerusalem

The exhibition, titled “Maktoub,” which means both “written” and “destined” in Arabic, features works from 10 calligraphy artists (half from Israel and half from the UAE).

‘Tehran’ Wins 2021 International Emmy Award for Drama Series

The series has been sold to the streaming service Apple TV Plus in a multi-million dollar deal.

Pop Star Justin Bieber Announces Tel Aviv Concert as Part of 2022 World Tour

“We created the best event we’ve ever done,” the 27-year-old singer said in a statement. “I can’t wait to share it with fans around the world. I’ll see you soon!”

Superman Creators to be Posthumously Inducted in Jewish American Hall of Fame

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster developed the superhero as well as his companion characters Clark Kent, Lois Lane and others.

Mila Kunis Among 200 Stars Who Sign Letter Rejecting Cultural Boycott of Israel

“Instead of amplifying voices of coexistence trying to effect real change on the ground, those who support a boycott are only creating more division,” said Ari Ingel, director of Creative Community for Peace.

Showtime Suspends TV Series Based on the Life of Joan Rivers

Hahn would have been yet another non-Jewish actor in the role of a Jewish character.

National Library of Israel Releases Photos from Johnny Cash’s ‘Holy Land’ Visit

As opposed to his two previous trips to Israel, the one in 1971 was accompanied by more fanfare, including a lavish reception in Jerusalem.

Jazz Musicians Call for Cultural Collaboration Against Anti-Semitism and Racism

Wynton Marsalis said: “We are many, let us also be one, unified in our embrace of humanism, cultural excellence and democracy. Let us not be tribal.”

WATCH: The Blessing, A New ‘We Are the World’

The nonprofit Christian 'Passages' organization released the video in collaboration with 'StandWithUs'.


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