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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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    The amazing ball of awesomeness who is Joseph Gordon-Levitt is coming out with a new television show based on his online project. Hit RECord is an online collaborative production company JGL started with his brother back in 2005, as a way to post videos, getting feedback and linking artists together, it later became an online video community…

  • Meet Lindsay Lohan’s Israeli boyfriend

    The world’s biggest mean bad girl is apparently dating an Israeli man. Lindsay Lohan, who’s been in and out of court since forever, is reportedly dating Avi Snow, an American-born 24-year-old who made aliyah at 15 and served in the IDF. Snow is the guitarist of the rock band “City of the Sun,” and recent…

  • Will Amanda Bynes’ latest fashion choices finally allure Drake?

    Amanda Bynes wants to be with Drake. She wants to be with him so bad that a week ago she tweeted this: I want @drake to murder my vagina — Amanda Bynes (@AmandaBynes) March 22, 2013 Sorry you had to read that. But it’s okay. I mean we all have our secret desires, some of…

  • Pink Floyd’s Waters takes some credit for Wonder’s decision to skip FIDF event

    (JTA) – Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters took partial credit for Stevie Wonder’s decision to pull out of performing at a Friends of Israel Defense Forces event. In an interview with Electronic Intifada, a pro-Palestinian media outlet, Floyd said he was one of several dignitaries who wrote to Wonder in an effort to dissuade him from…

  • Jewish kid urges Kate Upton to go to prom with him, she agrees

    “I’m Jewish, five-foot-nine on a very good day, and I can’t dance, at all. You’re Christian, five-foot-ten, and that Cat Daddy video, should have won an Oscar for best short film.” That’s the way 17-year-old Jake Davidson chooses to pitch his prom proposal to supermodel Kate Upton in a viral YouTube video that has reached…

  • ‘Spider-Man’ movie changes filming schedule due to Passover

    NEW YORK (JTA) – The filming schedule of “The Amazing Spider Man 2” was changed in response to a request made by a haredi Orthodox community in Brooklyn. Producers of the Hollywood franchise being shot at the Marcy Avenue Armory, a building located in the mostly Yiddish-speaking part of Williamsburg, agreed to reduce the presence…

  • Watch The Maccabeats’ Les Misérables Passover spectacular!

    It’s a Jewish holiday which means that The Maccabeats HAVE to make a new video.  This new one might just sweep the Acapella Oscars Grammys, if there is one. This gang of adventurous vocalists have put together a medley of the songs from Les Misérables (without changing much of lyrics) while performing Exodus highlights. Though…

  • Gwyneth Paltrow reveals she had a miscarriage

    Gwyneth Paltrow finally spoke about losing her third child in a miscarriage that almost killed her. In an interview with the British You magazine, Paltrow said that her and husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, suffered the tragic event, though she did not indicate when it happened. A few days ago we reported an unrelated story about…

  • Bar Refaeli incites argument between IDF and Ministry of Foreign Affairs

     Bar Refaeli has always been one of the more controversial Israelis. No, it’s not because people are jealous of her looks. Or friends. Or wealth. Or success. Well, maybe. Rather, the Israeli supermodel is one of the most famous draft-dodgers. Refaeli married a family friend in order to procure a service exemption. Now, she is…

  • Andy Samberg is engaged

    Many Jewish and non-Jewish women dreaded this moment, and it finally happened – Jewish ex-SNL comedian Andy Samberg and musician Joana Newsom are officially engaged. Mazel Tov! Right? “I can confirm that Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom are engaged,” Samberg’s publicist Carrie Byalick told Reuters. The two has been dating for five years, and according to…