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  • Ian Kinsler and Red Sox advance to World Series, Alex Bregman’s Astros out

    (JTA) — Ian Kinsler and the Boston Red Sox knocked out Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros to advance to the World Series. The Red Sox won Game 5 by a score of 4-1 Thursday night behind strong pitching from David Price and a three-run home run by Rafael Devers. The Sox won the best-of-seven…

  • Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen gets a crash course on Jewish culture

    (JTA) — No, Tarik Cohen is not Jewish. But the 23-year-old Chicago Bears running back’s last name fueled some speculation when he surprisingly burst onto the national scene last season after being a late-round draft pick. Adam Lefkoe, who hosts a show for the popular sports site Bleacher Report and is Jewish, clearly was among…

  • Rudy Giuliani retweets tweet calling George Soros the ‘anti-Christ’

    (JTA) — The “George Soros-is-behind-the-anti-Kavanaugh-protests” theory seems to be gaining steam rather than dying out. On Saturday, Rudy Giuliani — former New York City mayor and current lawyer for President Donald Trump — retweeted a tweet calling George Soros the “anti-Christ.” The original tweet also suggested that Soros’ assets should be frozen. The president’s lawyer…

  • Thai sex hotel has a popular Nazi-themed room

    (JTA) — One of the most popular rooms in a sex hotel in Thailand is full of Nazi symbols and portraits of Hitler, and Jewish leaders are furious. The British tabloid The Sun first reported on the reaction to the so-called “Communist” room at the Villa Love Hotel in Bangkok on Wednesday. Alongside the Hitler and…

  • Fans call NFL star Cam Newton’s brimless hat a yarmulke

    (JTA) — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is 6-foot-5, and he has a big personality to match his size. He’s no stranger to making headlines and fashion statements. Cam Newton feeling saucy AF pic.twitter.com/6kCPYTwkT8 — BallerAlert (@balleralert) September 24, 2018 At his weekly media conference on Wednesday, Newton donned a brimless Panthers hat, raising eyebrows…

  • Adam Sandler sings Torah blessing on Howard Stern’s show

    (JTA) — Adam Sandler has a Netflix stand-up special in the works, and Howard Stern has seen it. We know this because on a recent episode of his SiriusXM radio show last week, Stern pointed out that Sandler mentions his bar mitzvah in his routine. “Isn’t that the single most weird situation in your whole…

  • The tragic tale of Superman’s Jewish creators, told in graphic novel form

    (JTA) — When Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel created the Superman character in the early 1930s, they were still living at their parents’ homes. Of course, the character and his story — the arrival from another planet, his dual identities as mild-mannered reporter and flying, bulletproof crime fighter  — would go on to change the…

  • Gal Gadot visits Jewish heaven in ‘Simpsons’ episode

    (JTA) — Gal Gadot helped kick off the 30th season of “The Simpsons” with a slight Jewish bang. The Israeli actress played herself in the season debut on Sunday night, which also included a short trip to “Jewish heaven.” In the episode, Bart nearly dies and claims to have seen Jesus. Christian producers attempt to make…

  • Seth Rogen will play a time-traveling Jewish pickle maker in upcoming movie

    (JTA) — This could be Seth Rogen’s most Jewish role yet. The Jewish actor is set to play a young pickle maker named Herschel Greenbaum who gets trapped inside a barrel for 100 years. The pickle brine preserves him, so he does not age. When he emerges from the barrel, Brooklyn is full of hipsters…

  • Rashida Jones had a baby with Vampire Weekend singer Ezra Koenig

    (JTA) — In the post-Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff era, could this be the next Jewish “it” couple? Us Weekly reported that actress and director Rashida Jones, known for her roles in “Parks and Recreation” and “The Office,” had a baby months ago with Ezra Koenig, singer of the New York indie rock band Vampire…