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  • With daughter rapidly aging, Maryland Jewish family finds joy in moment

    POTOMAC, MARYLAND (Washington Jewish Week via JTA) — Four-year-old Jamison Eberstein squeals with delight as she practices walking down the driveway. She enjoys all things princess and listening to her mother read “Pete the Cat” books. Particular about her outfits, she won’t be dressed in anything she doesn’t love. Jamison weighs just 29 pounds and has yet to reach 3… More ▸

  • Bar Refaeli’s wedding set for September

    Time is running out for all of those who dream of dating Bar Refaeli – because the Israeli supermodel is officially getting married in September. EOnline reports that Refaeli, 30, and her fiancé, Israeli businessman Adi Ezra, 40, are set to tie the knot around the second week of September, right after the Jewish high… More ▸

  • Jon Stewart looks back at his Jewish moments

    For years, it has been written about and on Thursday night it was sealed: Jon Stewart is proud to be Jewish. With just two weeks left before he leaves “The Daily Show” following a 16-year run as host – and well ahead of the High Holidays – he appears to be tying up loose ends. Stewart… More ▸

  • Artists’ shrapnel playground excluded from museum’s Tisha b’Av event

    When the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, together with the Jewish artistic community Lab/Shul — hosts “a curated night of performances, guided tours, sacred chants, art installations, and open conversations exploring the power of memory in the healing of trauma,” the program will no longer include artworks by Israeli artists… More ▸

  • Photo of black police officer helping neo-Nazi goes viral

    American police officers have had a hard time in the public eye over the past year, but one officer’s act of kindness did not go unnoticed. African-American officer Leroy Smith, who heads South Carolina’s Department of Public Safety, helped a white neo-Nazi protestor to shade on Saturday when he looked faint in the 100-degree heat. A… More ▸

  • New to Republican race, John Kasich espouses wisdom of Torah

    Political columnist Matt Bai recently got an old-fashioned Jewish guilt trip for skipping synagogue, and not from his rabbi or his Jewish mother, but from an evangelical Christian politician angling for the White House. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who this week officially joined the jam-packed race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, is an ardent… More ▸

  • James Franco to have bar mitzvah, with help from Seth Rogen

    James Franco may be 37, but he isn’t yet a man in the Jewish tradition: The popular actor never had a bar mitzvah. With the help of fellow Jewish actor Seth Rogen, that’s about to change. Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen, will throw Franco a bar mitzvah during their annual Hilarity for Charity variety show… More ▸

  • Amy Schumer’s childhood rabbi dishes on her Hebrew school antics

    Comedian Amy Schumer’s childhood rabbi has dished up a few tasty, albeit kosher, tidbits about the foul-mouthed funny girl’s childhood, writing a sweet, joke-speckled post about her Hebrew school antics for Religion News Service. The “Trainwreck” star, says Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, the former rabbi of the Central Synagogue of Nassau County in Rockville Centre, N.Y., was… More ▸