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Amy Schumer says she’s a ‘great choice’ to portray Barbie, slams critics

Amy Schumer says she’s a ‘great choice’ to portray Barbie, slams critics

Some social media users said the Jewish comedian's weight did not make her a good fit to portray the iconic doll in a movie.

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, left, and Andy Lassner (Twitter)

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Stephen Bannon at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Oct. 31, 2016. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Jewish, progressive groups bring Congress 1M signatures opposing Trump’s Bannon appointment

The coalition said "there is no place for a white supremacist, anti-Semitic, climate-change denying misogynist in the White House."

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Israel & Middle East

Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester, New York, Sept. 21, 2015. (Bobby Bank/WireImage/Getty Images)

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate promises standards for conversion rabbis and to count Ivanka Trump as Jewish

Israel's two chief rabbis announced they would convene a meeting next week to determine the standards.

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