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is JTA's web content producer and also in charge of weekly video packages and occasional design projects. Uri is from Tel Aviv, Israel and a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism. He has interned with several television stations in Portland, Ore., and in CBS News in New York.

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  • 50 Israeli kids cover ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ by Taylor Swift

      Because why not, right? Students at the Artik Music School (Artik is Hebrew for popsicle!) in Yehud, Israel, released this cover version of Taylor Swift’s song “I Knew You Were Trouble.” On the YouTube page, the 50-member band is referred to as “the biggest rock group in the world.” The version actually made it…

  • Stevie Wonder cancels FIDF performance

    Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, Stevie Wonder just called to say he doesn’t love you. After much pressure from pro-Palestinian groups and a recommendation from the United Nations, Wonder decided it would be very superstitious to perform at the annual FIDF gala. Wonder was supposed to be living for the City of Angels on December 6….

  • Scarlett Johansson is now a weatherwoman too

    We all had that dream when we were kids — we’re interviewed on a talk show, then the weatherman gets sick, and we are called to save the day and deliver the weather report instead. It’s not just me, right? Right?? Well, the lovely Scarlett Johansson was lucky enough to fill in for TODAY’s Al…

  • Jon Stewart is 50! Let’s celebrate with his best moments

    Fifty years ago today, in the great city of New York, Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz was born.
    Later, his family moved to New Jersey and Jonathan switched the spelling of his name to Jon Stewart, and moved from studying chemistry in The College of William & Mary to pursuing a career in comedy. As we celebrate the golden jubilee of the man behind “The Daily Show,” we look at the best moments of his career, and believe it or not, there were many of them before he took over the desk in the Midtown Manhattan studios.
    One of Stewart’s first ever TV gigs was at the “Caroline’s Comedy Hour”
    The famous comedy venue “Caroline’s” had its own show on A&E, and Stewart was one of the show’s writers. You can even see him (not hear him though) in this sketch from 1990, as Colin Quinn and his mullet are trying to figure out who wrote a certain sketch (also in that sketch, a very young Louis C.K.).

  • ‘Tis the season… for a new Chanukah A Capella song!

    This time, it’s the former members of Yeshiva University’s “Maccabeats,” David Block, Noey Jacobson, Nachum Joel, Immanuel Shalev, who now call themselves “StandFour.” “After graduating from Yeshiva University we wanted to continue to make music that is both fun and inspiring. We believe in bringing out the meaning present in all things – that’s what we…

  • Bialik divorcing, Stevie Wonder singing for IDF, Drake’s brawl case dropped

    Mayim Bialik blogs that her nine-year marriage is ending, Stevie Wonder will sing his praises for the Israeli army at an L.A. gala and the case is closed on the Drake-Chris Brown nightclub brawl in NYC.

  • Stevie Wonder to perform in support of the IDF in Los Angeles

    During these trying days for its good name, the Israel Defense Forces is going to get a very powerful boost of support from an unusual source – Stevie Wonder. The popular blind singer is set to perform at the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces annual gala in Los Angeles on December 6. Wonder will…

  • Mila Kunis ‘not converting to Kabbalah’ despite going to services with Kutcher

    Although it’s not yet official, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are dating. The two have been seen all over the world and have been acting as a legit couple. In fact, the two have been so serious, that Kutcher even took Kunis to some of the High Holiday Kabbalah ceremonies, as he is an avid…

  • Drake won’t face charges for brawl with Chris Brown

    More than five months after the Jewish-Canadian rapper Drake was involved in a brawl with rapper Chris Brown at a New York City nightclub, the case is finally closed. According to TMZ, law enforcement sources say there isn’t enough evidence to move forward with the case. The brawl happened on June 14th at the WIP…

  • Rashida Jones and Jimmy Fallon rock a new Dreidel song

    Actress Rashida Jones showed up for an awesome holiday duet that covers popular songs and changes them into a festive spirit. Among the highlights… Jones, who’s half Jewish, and Fallon, performing the Chanukah version to Flo Rida’s “Whistle” — check it out (01:41-02:11)! “Just put your fingertips together and you say ‘Shalom!’”