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  • Ben Feldman hams up the Jew factor on ‘Mad Men’

    As AMC’s acclaimed “Mad Men” enters its sixth season, the actor who plays Jewish copywriter Michael Ginsberg says he’s not trying to play on Jewish stereotypes but to convey the challenges of being an outsider. Chavie Lieber reports for JTA.

  • Artist Siona Benjamin brings Hindu and Muslim motifs to portrayals of biblical outcasts

    The Indian-Jewish artist Siona Benjamin draws from diverse cultural influences for her portrayals of biblical women.

  • Court upholds Citi Field’s ban on sale of kosher food on Shabbat

    A federal appeals court told a kosher hot dog vendor in New York that its agreement with Citi Field precludes it from selling kosher products at the stadium on Shabbat.

  • Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore are teaming up again for new film

    Thank God– something to save Adam Sandler’s career. The Razzie-winning actor is teaming up again with previous co-star Drew Barrymore for a new romcom, Warner Brothers announced yesterday. The new film, which doesn’t have a title yet, will star Barrymore and Sandler as two divorced parents who go on a date that takes a terrible…

  • Oh Lord, another Bar Mitzvah video is going viral

    Internet, meet Jorel Hoffert, a half Asian, half Jewish 12-year-old boy, who is so excited to become a man, he’s made a YouTube video about it. In a bizarre mash-up of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Hoffert displays his incredible skills in air guitar and Gangam style, including lines like, “I’m half a Jew/Learned Hebrew/I’m half Asian and proud…

  • Lena Dunham would rather not look like a Victoria’s Secret model

    Even if Howard Stern did call her a “little fat chick,” HBO “Girls” writer/actress Lena Dunham wouldn’t have her body any other way. Speaking with Playboy for an interview in their April issue, the Jewish “voice of a generation,” posed naked behind a white Playboy shirt and she is much happier looking like an average…

  • Check out Aly Raisman’s first rehearsal on DWTS

    Sure, she can shred it on the beam, but just how hot is her salsa? Raisman has admitted her decision to join ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” will be “challenging,” admitting to TV Guide earlier this week she doesn’t have any dance experience. “I’ve only done gymnastics and all the stuff that I’ve been showing Mark that…

  • Mila Kunis gets date request for a college cotillion

    Is Mila Kunis going to say yes again? The Jewish celebrity has been asked on a date via the internet to the college cotillion by Kirsten Bledsoe, a senior in Hollins University, Virginia Kunis is Bledsoe’s celebrity crush, and she asked Kunis out on a date following her adorable interview with a BBC reporter “I would really like…

  • Miss Israel is having dinner with Obama and will ask him to free Jonathan Pollard

    Yityish Aynaw, the winner of this year’s Miss Israel competition, is having dinner with President Obama during his trip to Israel, the Jerusalem Post reports. Obama’s staff reached out to the 21-year-old bombshell, who is the first Ethiopian-born winner of the competition, to invite her dinner at the home of Israeli President Shimon Peres. Aynaw…

  • Egypt bans film about Egyptian Jewish community

    Egyptian security services have banned a documentary about Egyptian Jews on the eve of its release.