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  • 6 Israeli TV shows to binge-watch now

    (JTA) — As the folks on the next season of “Game of Thrones” might say, “Winter is here.” That means it’s time to get under the covers and engage in the national pastime of binge-watching TV shows. Since Netflix pioneered the streaming model in the late 2000s, other streaming services have been popping up regularly,…

  • Hanukkah sweaters are now a thing — and I love them

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Ever since I moved here from Israel, every late November felt like the beginning of a month-long assault. Every store, business and doctor’s office blared Christmas songs, streets were decorated with ostentatious light shows and seemingly everything became green and red — which, as an art school grad, I found personally…

  • From Woody Allen to Sarah Jessica Parker, 8 ‘Jewish’ shows to watch this fall

    (JTA) — Fall is here, and with it comes cooler weather, earlier sunsets and an end to whatever magical spell or temporary insanity that possessed us to spend our free time outdoors rather than in front of our screens. But now it’s time to bring out those snuggies, brew those hot beverages and binge watch some…

  • Kids’ clothing retailer defends return policy singling out Orthodox neighborhoods

    On Wednesday, JTA reported that Shan and Toad, a high-end children’s clothing retailer, had a very specific return policy: Customers could return non-sale items for a full refund — except for residents of five communities in New York and New Jersey, all of which have a significant Orthodox population. Those living in those zip codes, which include Brooklyn…

  • Is this clothing store discriminating against Orthodox Jews?

    A high-end children’s clothing shop is facing a bit of scandal — and not for its steep prices or frivolous sartorial designs. Shan and Toad, an online store that carries brands like Kenzo, Little Mark Jacobs and Gaultier Junior, is facing criticism for its very specific return policy. The company — which “aims to please!” according to…

  • 10 Jews you should follow on Snapchat

    Snapchat, it’s what the youths are doing. Even if you’ve never used Snapchat — an ephemeral video- and image-sharing social media platform — you’re probably familiar with its bright yellow ghost logo. (By “ephemeral” we mean that most videos and images — known as “snaps” — disappear forever from the app within 24 hours of being posted.)…

  • Jon Stewart makes a comeback to poke fun at Donald Trump and Fox News

    Donald Trump’s long, dark speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this Thursday left many viewers pining for some comic relief. Luckily, they got that and more with the return of a familiar Jewish voice: Jon Stewart. The beloved comic and political satirist came out of his late-night retirement for a few minutes on “The Late Show…

  • Haim Saban: 9 things you may not know about the media mogul and ‘Power Rangers’ creator

    In June, the names of the new stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame were announced. Among usual suspects like actor Jeffrey Tambor, comedian Sarah Silverman and actress Goldie Hawn, was perhaps a less familiar name: Israeli-American media mogul Haim Saban. Saban may be best known today as a big shot Democratic campaign donor and…

  • The alt-right hates Michael Ian Black’s new Donald Trump children’s book

    Where do babies come from? Are we there yet? What should I make of the Donald Trump phenomenon? Jewish comedian Ian Black tackles the Trump question in his forthcoming children’s book, “A Child’s First Book of Trump.” Though it doesn’t come out until July 4, the Dr. Seuss-like book is already on Amazon’s best seller list, propelled by Black’s…

  • Captain America is a secret Nazi, and people are going crazy about it

    The new Captain America comic book includes an epic reveal, and some people are not happy about it. When fans ran out to grab Marvel Comics’ “Captain America: Steve Rogers #1” on its release Wednesday, they were not expecting this. Captain America discloses in the issue that he is in fact a secret operative of the evil, formerly…