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|A 'Hebrew Hammer' sequel is coming11/8/2017The film has become a cult classic, and its protagonist, who wears a yarmulke and a necklace with a machine gun pendant, has become a go-to symbol of Jewish toughness.
'The Sound of Silence' 20176/25/2017Art Garfunkel once summed up The Sound of Silence as the inability of people to communicate with each other. New version has a strong message...
The true story of 'The Zookeeper'3/24/2017New film, 'The Zookeeper's Wife', recounts true story of Polish couple who hid 300 Jews in their zoo during the Holocaust...
Marvel Legend Stan Lee Turns 941/2/2017Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee Turned 94 this week. Comic book geeks and celebrities everywhere wished him well on Twitter.
Happy 100th Birthday, Mr. Issur Danielovitch12/7/2016All his children were born to non-Jewish mothers, but Douglas insists they were 'aware culturally' of his 'deep convictions,' and he never tried to influence their own religious decisions.
Latma Finally Breaks Leftist TV Hold2/7/2015After a long wait, cult-classic Latma airs on TV; fans divided on first episode, but one thing for sure is TV satire no longer leftist only.
G-d Was on Our Side12/9/2012Yeshiva students from Reishit Yerushalayim in Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, have put on a song and dance for Hanukkah.
New look Matisyahu seeks new spark6/27/2012The reggae rap star dons a black kippah for part of his new video, but sticks with skinny jeans and scarves for a new artsy look.
Schmuck with a Truck5/8/2012With a side of wry, a new ‘schmucky’ deli truck in LA. This rolling restaurant for deli aficionados features the very unkosher Oy vey wrap.
Marley’s Israeli connection4/11/2012Ziggy Marley’s Israeli wife talks about her impressive career in the music industry. Orly took over the management of her husband's record label, Tuff Gong Worldwide.
The $25,000 Matzo Ball Soup4/2/2012The annual Manischewitz Cook-Off has crowned a Princeton University student King of Kosher for his matzo ball soup. Prizes worth $25,000.
Precious Passover Pop Priceless3/30/2012The Fountainheads, all graduates and students of the Ein Prat Academy for Leadership, 'have joined forces to create a new holiday video.'
Modernizing Hanukkah dishes12/25/2011Chef Michelle Bernstein likes to reinterpret some of holiday dishes from her Latin-Jewish upbringing to celebrate Festival of Lights.
Matisyahu Comes Clean12/14/2011The artist formerly known as Matisyahu has given up his beard and, it seems, all pretenses of Orthodoxy. After posting photos to Twitter this morning.
Jewish food: Herring and chopped liver10/7/2011Deanne Linder remembers food as something which defined her as Jewish. Ahead of Yom Kippur, she shares recipes for two of Jewish kitchen's main symbols.
Recipe: Rosh Hashanah Black Eyed Peas9/2/2011This article is the first of the Elul series that will focus on foods for Rosh Hashanah, with the intent of helping all of my readers to plan ahead.
Yardbirds to perform in Israel7/5/2011English 1960s rock band, which started careers of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, to play one gig at Tel Aviv's Barby club on October 29.
Matisyahu teams up with Disney5/23/2010Reggae singer-songwriter has first track on new album featuring artists performing their favorite songs from classic cartoons.
Bob Dylan coming to Israel1/25/2010While Dave Mathews Band cancels two concert dates, Israeli music fans may be comforted by expected arrival of folk legend for May 27 concert in Tel Aviv.
Rod Stewart on his way to Israel1/22/2010Veteran British singer's official website reports that Stewart, who already performed in Holy Land at height of his career in 1983, will return on July 1.
Kol Nidre, A New Song9/27/2009In this video report, Jewish singer and songwriter Gil Akebayov sings his version of the famous words to the "Kol Nidre" prayer which begins the Yom Kippur liturgy.
The Skatalites to perform in Israel8/13/2009Marking 45 years anniversary Ska and Reggae band The Skatalites will arrive in Israel for single concert at Tel Aviv's Barbie Club. Los Caparos chosen as opening gig.
Matisyahu releases new single 'One Day'6/9/2009Hasidic reggae star releases new single in which he prays for peace, harmony between all mankind. "It is an anthem of hope with a big beat - the kind of song that makes you bob your head and open your heart at the same time."
Defiance for the Greater Good2/6/2009It is by far the best movie of the year. It is a filmic tribute to human will, perseverance, and freedom. And it perfectly captures the spirit of admirable defiance that has kept the Jewish people and the Jewish state alive against perilous odds.
Celebrating Sabbath Music with Breslov11/9/2008Quite a few music albums have been released as well, all of them by musicians inspired by or following the Breslov way and teachings - and all of which are soaked through and through with spiritual sweetness.
The Rambam's personal side10/26/2008Joel Kraemer's biography of Maimonides is a fascinating showcase of the wealth of material discovered in recent years about the great thinker's life, including letters and writings in the "Great Eagle's" own handwriting.
Matisyahu the model8/22/2008Hasidic singer who combines Judaism with reggae, hip hop becomes designer Kenneth Cole's new icon of diversity. "Music crosses all boundaries and reaches everyone".
Celebrating Israel at the Apollo5/29/2008Grammy Award winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari takes stage at New York's legendary Apollo Theater as part of Big Apple's salute to Israel's 60th birthday.
The good..no, great…Badu2/3/2008She sang, drummed, danced and turned the evening into a gigantic party. Erykah Badu’s performance in Israel was pure magic even when she did nothing at all.
Matisyahu, the Musical Maccabee12/10/2007Jewish Hassidic reggae star Matisyahu played a groundbreaking Chanukah show with Bob Marley's band, the Wailers – illuminating Manhattan's "Roseland" hall.