Arts and Culture

Emmys 2019: All the Jewish nominees

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN

(JTA) — It’s Emmy season again and Jews in the TV industry have plenty of reason to celebrate. Out of all the nominees announced Tuesday, here’s a roundup of the Jewish picks on the list. Winners will be announced on Sept. 22 at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.

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Pink defends her kids’ behavior at Holocaust memorial

(JTA) — Pink defended a photo she posted of her children running at Berlin’s Holocaust memorial. The Jewish pop singer, whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore, shared photos on Instagram Sunday from her trip to the German capital. One of the images in a post captured “Berlin, I love...
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Gal Gadot to star in Netflix’s biggest film yet

(JTA) — Israeli actress Gal Gadot will star in the biggest feature film ever made by Netflix. “Red Notice,” also starring Ryan Reynolds and Duane Johnson, will have a production budget of about $130 million.

The action thriller, set for release in late 2020, is centered around the pursuit of the...
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Here are 6 favorite Jewish foods you should stop eating

By ALIX WALL

With summer barbecue season finally here, Americans everywhere will be firing up their grills and feasting on their favorite foods.

But many of our culinary indulgences come with a cost. We’re not just talking about foods that are overly salty, fatty and sugary. There are foods that...
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Best-selling novelist Judith Krantz dies at 91

(JTA) — Best-selling novelist Judith Krantz, whose first novel “Scruples” was published the year that she turned 50, has died.

Krantz died on Saturday at her home in Bel Air, California at the age 91, Deadline reported.

According to the Jewish Women’s Archives, Krantz is the third-largest-selling female novelist in...
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Actor John Cusack tweets and then apologizes for anti-Semitic image

(JTA) — Actor John Cusack tweeted an anti-Semitic image and slur, then apologized for what he called a “careless mistweet.”

The image shows a hand in a sleeve bearing a Star of David crushing a group of people struggling beneath it. It includes the quote “To learn who rules over...
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Leonard Cohen: A dark, brooding and loving genius

By ALAN SMASON, Special to the CCJN

Two years ago the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (MAC) organized an exhibit on Canada’s favorite son writer, composer, singer and cultural icon, Leonard Cohen. Titled “A Crack in Everything,” the immersive and interactive exhibit included a collection of commissioned works from artists...
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DC suburb cancels screening of anti-Israel film

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Washington, D.C., suburb has canceled for now the screening of an anti-Israel film narrated by Roger Waters as part of a free documentary series.

Thursday’s proposed screening of ‘The Occupation of the American Mind’ in the Takoma Park Community Center in Maryland as part of the...
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The winners and losers of Israel’s 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

 — Most Americans, unless they’re Jewish or into Israeli geopolitics, probably don’t know or care that the Eurovision just took place in Tel Aviv. For those who don’t cross American cultural borders, Eurovision could best be explained as “European Idol,” the “Super Bowl” of song contests in which European...
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Herman Wouk, legendary author who brought Judaism into the mainstream, dies at 103

By RACHEL GORDAN

BOSTON (JTA) — Herman Wouk, the bestselling Orthodox Jewish author whose literary career spanned nearly seven decades and who helped usher Judaism into the American mainstream, died Friday at the age of 103.

His agent confirmed the news to The Associated Press.

Wouk was the author of two...
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