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HBO Developing Series About Benjamin Netanyahu Titled ‘Bibi’

By Marcy Oster / JTA Benjamin Netanyahu, the TV series, is coming to HBO. “Bibi,” the longtime Israeli prime minister’s ubiquitous nickname, will be based on the...
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TV Review | Seinfeld’s ‘23 Hours to Kill’ Disappoints

It’s been said the very best comedians are those for whom comedy is a compulsion, those who’d have a near-impossible time doing anything else....
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Philly Playwright Produces Pandemic Parody

For Michael Bihovsky, it started with posting jokes to Facebook. From there, he graduated to streaming piano concerts on Facebook Live. Eventually, the Wynnewood-based musician-writer-performer...
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Comedian Jerry Stiller, Famous ‘Seinfeld’ Star, Dies at 92

By Marcy Oster / JTA Jerry Stiller, the longtime Jewish comic who became best known for playing the belligerent character Frank Costanza on “Seinfeld,” has died. Stiller...
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Staff Picks: Movies to Keep You Entertained During Quarantine

By JE Staff If you’re anything like us, the last eight or so weeks of quarantine have been an opportunity to become intimately acquainted with...
When it premiered in Israel at the end of 2019, season 3 of “Fauda” was viewed a million times in 48 hours.

TV Review |‘Fauda’ Season 3: More Bloodshed

When journalist Avi Issacharoff and Actor Lior Raz collaborated on writing and producing “Fauda,” it was unclear whether their series would resonate to the...
Jason Alexander, upper right, invites non-Jews Josh Groban, upper left, Darren Criss, lower left and Rachel Brosnahan to join in a virtual Seder webcast on YouTube, April 11, 2020.

Celebrity-Studded Seder Raises $2.6M for Charity

By Ron Kampeas / JTA With its glittering assembly of stars, jokes that worked and attendees who could, well, sing, it was the Zoom Seder...
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‘SNL’ Producer Hal Willner Dies at 64

Harold “Hal” Willner, a record producer best known for his unorthodox approach to tribute compilations and as the longtime music director for “Saturday Night...
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Passover Greetings from the Cast of ‘Shtisel’ (Video)

By Marcy Oster / JTA The cast of the hit Israeli drama “Shtisel,” which has become a worldwide sensation, released a video of Passover greetings from...
On April 2, Asya Zlatina’s dance group released a video titled “Carry On.” The dance video consists of nine dancers filmed separately from their homes.

Philly’s Jewish Arts Community Survives, Even Thrives Online

The National Museum of Jewish American History filed for bankruptcy last month — then things got worse, not just there, but for everyone. All of...