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  • Tom Brady has a menorah

    Celebrated New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a couple of Jewish connections. Since 2012, his brother-in-law has been Kevin Youkilis, the former all-star third baseman for the Boston Red Sox who’s now retired from baseball. The owner of the Patriots, the only team Brady has played for in his 15 years in the NFL,… More ▸

  • New documentary traces Larry Kramer’s righteous anger

    The new documentary “Larry Kramer in Love and Anger” begins, aptly, with Kramer yelling. Kramer was one of the loudest, angriest, most militant and — the film argues — most effective AIDS activist in the 1980s and ’90s. He called AIDS a “plague” and “genocide.” He berated public officials like Ed Koch and Ronald Reagan for doing… More ▸

  • In Sundance drama, Silverman puts her darkness on display

    The Sarah Silverman that the world knows and loves is a loudmouthed, foulmouthed, ribald comedian who tramples on the boundaries of social decency with sharp purpose and uproarious glee. The Sarah Silverman who stars in the domestic drama “I Smile Back,” which premiered at Sundance, is stripped of both bravado and joy. In the movie,… More ▸

  • Everything you thought you knew about religious Zionists is wrong

    For years, Israelis have had a particular idea of what being a “religious Zionist” meant: being modern Orthodox but not haredi; supporting the settlements and opposing territorial compromise; supporting the Chief Rabbinate’s control of Jewish marriage and opposing gay rights. Well, someone finally asked the religious Zionists. And it turns out we were wrong the whole… More ▸

  • Jewish David Foster Wallace stuns at Sundance

    No, the late great writer David Foster Wallace was not Jewish – but the first actor to portray him onscreen is. Jason Segel, the Jewish actor known for his roles in films such as “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “The Five-Year Engagement” as well as the popular TV show “How I Met Your Mother,” plays Wallace… More ▸

  • ‘Magic Kippa’ designed for attack-wary observant Jews

    The Associated Press reported today that, in response to the increasing numbers of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, an Israeli barber has designed yarmulkes that blend in with the wearer’s hair. Called the “Magic Kippa,” the head coverings, made of synthetic hair, are washable, brushable and dyeable. Inventor Shalom Koresh told the AP he invented them… More ▸

  • From the Archive: Argentina’s decades-long AMIA bombing case

    When Argentinian special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead Sunday, some observers described him as the 86th victim of Buenos Aires’ 1994 AMIA bombing. In the days after the July 18 bombing leveled the seven-story building housing Argentina’s leading Jewish institutions, with the death toll still unknown and many people still missing, JTA reported that… More ▸

  • Boehner’s Bibi surprise

    The invitation from Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio,) the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress appears to have been very personal, indeed – virtually no one outside the Boehner-Netanayhu circle had any idea it was coming until just before Boehner’s announcement this morning. The Anti-Defamation League’s… More ▸