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Ewan McGregor’s biggest challenge: Philip Roth

Ewan McGregor’s biggest challenge: Philip Roth

The Scottish actor dishes on his directorial debut with "American Pastoral" and what it was like to play a Jewish character.

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Pep Rosenfeld, left, and Greg Shapiro portraying Donald Trump supporters at their comedy club in Amsterdam, May 11, 2016. (Courtesy of Boom Chicago)

In Amsterdam, 2 Jewish-American comics fight dirty for Hillary

Clockwise from top left: Ian Kinsler, Danny Valencia, Kevin Pillar, Joc Pederson. (Getty Images)

How all the Jewish MLB players did in 2016

Donald Trump speaking as Hillary Clinton looks on during the third U.S. presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 19, 2016. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The final debate: RBG, Soros and Iran lost amid concession outrage

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United States

Hillary Clinton meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Israel,  Nov. 20, 2012. (Avi Ohayon/GPO via Getty Images)

Leaked emails show Hillary Clinton eager to patch things up with Netanyahu

Hillary Clinton campaign officials walked a tightrope, seeking to improve ties with Israel while not blaming tensions on President Obama.

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Israel & Middle East

TV show "Shtisel," which tells the story of a haredi Orthodox family in Israel, has become a hit among both religious and secular audiences. (Screenshot from YouTube)

‘Friends’ co-creator takes on US remake of Israeli TV show about Orthodox family

"Emmis" will closely follow its Israeli counterpart, with adjustments made to explain Jewish traditions that may be unfamiliar to a U.S. audience.

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Israel's Hapoel Tel Aviv player Etay Schechter (C) celebrates after scoring against Austria's Red Bull Salzburg, during their Champions League Play-off round match in Salzburg on August 18, 2010.AFP PHOTO/SAMUEL KUBANI (Photo credit should read SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli soccer union suspends controversial kippah ban


Israel Will Oppose Admission of Germany into Unesco; Delegate Says Nazism Still Lives

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Dylan’s childhood shul for sale

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French far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen talking to the media after a meeting with French President Francois Hollande two days after a deadly attack that occurred on January 7 by armed gunmen on the Paris offices of French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo. (Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

Le Pen says as French president she would ban all religious symbols, including kippot

Le Pen is seeking to broaden an existing law, called the headscarf ban, that does not allow conspicuous displays of religious symbols in public schools to include all public areas.

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Life & Culture

University of Maryland

U of Maryland football offers a handy workaround for Shabbat-observant fans

Jewish students can enter the game by flashing wrist bands instead of electronic tickets.

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