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  • Ed Asner hospitalized after struggling to perform on stage

    Jewish Hollywood Legend Ed Asner was hospitalized last night after having trouble speaking during a performance in Indiana. The 83-year-old actor is best known for playing the character Lou Grant in the 1970’s sitcom, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” who then went on to star in his own spin-off series, Lou Grant. He also won…

  • Egypt bans documentary about Egyptian Jewish community

    Maybe they’re extra touchy since Passover is coming? Egyptian security services have banned a documentary, “Jews of Egypt,” from screening on the eve of its release in theaters, Reuters reports. The film is about the advancement of the Jewish community during the 20th century and focuses on themes of tolerance and identity. Producer Haitham al-Khamissi said Egypt’s Censorship…

  • Bob Dylan inducted into American Academy of Arts and Letters

    Bob Dylan has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, becoming the first rock star to join the prestigious institution. Robert Allen Zimmerman joins the Academy’s list of successful, upper-crust Americans, Sinclair Lewis, Kurt Vonnegut, Duke Ellington, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Rothko, Frank Lloyd Wright and Roy Lichtenstein. Additions to the Academy come from categories of  music, literature and visual arts, and Blind Boy Grunt…

  • Aly Raisman to compete at Maccabiah Games

    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman will compete at the Maccabiah Games in Israel this summer.

  • In new cookbook, Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she likes to starve her children

    Past her acting, Gwyneth Paltrow is known for her bizarre eating habits and for her love the detox program she created, GOOP. Now, she confessed to projecting these dietary restrictions on her children. In her new cookbook, “It’s All Good,” which comes out next month, Mrs. Chris Martin talks about how she will not feed any carbs…

  • No, Jerry Springer is not running for Congress

    Past the political gridlock, don’t expect to see real-life drama in D.C. anytime soon. Former mayor of Cincinnati and talk-show host Jerry Springer confirmed he is not re-entering politics. His name has been brought up in recent years as a possible choice for a Democratic candidate for Congress or governor in Ohio, according to the Associated Press,…

  • Aly Raisman will compete in Maccabiah games this summer

    Sometimes we crave fierce competition in sports, and other times we just want to watch superstars strut. Olympic gold-medalist Aly Raisman, who recently made headlines for joining the cast of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” is being added to the roster of competitors at this summer’s Maccabiah games in Israel. Maccabiah organizers announced Raisman will…

  • Spielberg confirms new film on Pakistan/India border

    During his trip to Mumbai to celebrate his success from the Oscar-winning film “Lincoln,” Jewish filmmaker Steven Spielberg shared exciting news with the foreign film industry: he plans to make a movie about the disputed border territory between Pakistan and India. Speaking with the Times of India, Spielberg confirmed he had finalized a script for the…

  • Quinoa, ‘mother of all grains,’ may (or may not) be kosher for Passover

    The world’s largest kosher certifier can’t decide whether quinoa is kosher for Passover, a move that could deprive consumers of a product some have come to rely on as a grain substitute.

  • No Bread for Obama

    Jews hold back on the bread for the holiday of Passover, and President Obama is no exception to that rule.  The King David hotel in Jerusalem has turned over their kitchen for Passover, precisely in time for the highly anticipated Israel trip of President Obama, so the President will only be eating kosher for Passover…