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Kosher Deli Chef Will Compete on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

By Shira Hanau Jewish deli food has been experiencing a resurgence over the past several years. Now it’ll have its reality television moment. Kosher-keeping chef Shalom Yehudiel...
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Jesse Eisenberg Talks to Gershman Philly Film Fest About New Marcel Marceau Film

Jesse Eisenberg spent two days tied to a tree. The star of “The Social Network” spoke about the experience during a virtual Q&A with Gershman...
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Philadelphia-Area Director Earns Emmy Nod for ‘Ozark’

Before Emmy nominations were announced, Ben Semanoff was shocked to find his name appearing in online forums that suggested he would be nominated for...

Jewish Singer Doja Cat Wins MTV Best New Artist Award

By Josefin Dolsten Singer and rapper Doja Cat is 2020’s best new artist, according to MTV. The singer, whose full name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini,...

Yiddish Psychedelic Rock Band Forshpil Brings Electric Guitar to Shtetl

Weimar, Germany — What if the Yiddish-speaking poets and songwriters had electric guitars and amps in the shtetl? That’s the question Sasha Lurje and her...

How Music Defined Israel’s Evolving Sense of Self

Can a song build a state? David Peretz thinks so. In his lecture series “100 Years in 30 Songs: Soundtrack of a Resurrected Nation,” the musician,...

Comedians Talk Jewish Identity and Israel

Young Jewish Leadership Concepts co-founder Lou Balcher realized in July that his organization’s annual rafting trip in the Pocono Mountains wasn’t going to happen....

Seth Rogen’s ‘American Pickle’ Asks Big Questions About Jewish Identity

In the promotion for “An American Pickle,” as well as in the movie itself, Seth Rogen can’t get out of his own way. In his...

Opinion | What I Learned From Talking to Nick Cannon About Anti-Semitism

By Rabbi Noam E. Marans I did not know who Nick Cannon was until he said horribly hurtful things about my people. I now know...

‘The Painted Bird’ a Study in Brutality

Hanya Yanagihara’s widely acclaimed novel “A Little Life,” the critic Daniel Mendelsohn wrote in a 2015 review in The New York Review of Books,...