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  • N.Y. Jewish attorney seeks to ban Jews from jury

    A New York Jewish attorney asked a judge to exclude Jews from a jury involving a client facing charges for lying about joining the Taliban.

  • Streisand to perform at birthday bash for Peres

    Barbra Streisand will make her performing debut in Israel at the 90th birthday celebration for President Shimon Peres.

  • Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne stand up for Israeli LGBT rights

    A-list celebs Joan Rivers and Kelly Osbourne have joined a campaign to help an Israeli gay couple have a child, posting photos of themselves holding a sign in Hebrew displaying their support. “A Wider Bridge,” an organization that builds a connection between the Israeli and U.S. LGBT community, first brought the story of Yuval and Liran,…

  • Mel Brooks is making a Broadway adaptation of “Blazing Saddles”

    Mel Brooks is en route to taking over Broadway. The Jewish funnyman revealed in an interview yesterday that a Broadway adaptation of his 1974 Western comedy, “Blazing Saddles,” is in the works. “Well ‘Blazing Saddles’ is almost there. I get the feeling that if I could find the time to write three or four more songs, it…

  • Sarah Jessica Parker can no longer wear heels

    The Carrie Bradshaws within us all are mourning across the nation. Sarah Jessica Parker’s doctor told her she has permanent foot damage, and can no longer wear heels. “I went to a foot doctor and he said, ‘Your foot does things it shouldn’t be able to do. That bone there… You’ve created that bone. It…

  • Barbra Streisand to perform at Shimon Peres’ 90th Birthday

    Everyone is loving Babs these days. Only a few weeks after she was tapped to perform at this year’s Oscars for the first time in 36 years, Barbra Streisand is set to perform at Israeli President Shimon Peres’ 90th birthday celebration, the Times of Israel reports. Streisand will be the opening act at Shimon Peres’s annual…

  • Sarah Silverman launches YouTube comedy channel

    Jewish comedian Sarah Silverman launched a new YouTube comedy show yesterday, called “Jash,” which she claims means “Just Attitude So Hey” (even though that’s not actually what it stands for). Google approached Silverman and “Superbad” star Michael Cera about the show, and it debuted at South by Southwest Sunday. Silverman said her first choice for the show’s…

  • Cristoph Waltz is headed to the Holy Land

    Cristoph Waltz, best known as Dr. King Schultz in “Django Unchained” and Col. Hans Landa in “Inglorious Basterds,” is headed to Israel for his daughter’s wedding in Jerusalem. Waltz has three children with his Jewish ex-wife (one of his son’s is an Orthodox rabbi!) and he’s headed to his daughter, Miriam’s wedding in J-town next week, according to the…

  • Disney is already planning a second “Oz” film

    The film hasn’t even been in theaters for 24 hours, and Disney has already confirmed “Oz the great and Powerful” will have a sequel. Despite the film’s somewhat negative reviews, screenwriter Mitchell Kapner has been tapped to write the sequel, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the original film’s cast, which include James Franco and Mila Kunis, seem…

  • Is Homeland the answer to peace in the Middle East?

    Is the fictional world of CIA agent Carrie Mathison and US-Marine-turned-Al-Qaeda operative Nicholas Brody the answer to the tension in the Middle East? Yes, according to Many Patinkin. The Jewish actor, better known as Saul Berenson, traveled to Canada this week to do press for the Showtime’s award-winning series, “Homeland,” which is based on an Israeli TV (but you…