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  • Seth Rogen hits Joseph Gordon-Levitt with Jew jokes in ‘Drop the Mic’ rap battle

    (JTA) — Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are good friends. The Jewish actors have worked together on films like “The Night Before” and “50/50.” But they took some time on Sunday on the rap battle show “Drop the Mic” to savagely insult each other. On the TBS show, a spinoff of a popular segment from…

  • Rabbis call on congressional candidate to stop comparing abortion to the Holocaust

    (JTA) — A group of rabbis is urging a Republican politician from Kansas City to stop comparing abortion to the Holocaust. The Rabbinical Association of Kansas City wrote a letter to State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald saying his words “abuse the memory of the murdered victims of the Nazi regime,” the Kansas City Star reported Thursday….

  • Steven Spielberg says ‘Schindler’s List’ is the film he is most proud of

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Out of all his celebrated films, Steven Spielberg is most proud of “Schindler’s List,” the 1993 Oscar winner about a German businessman who saved over 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust. The filmmaker made the claim at a Tribeca Film Festival event on Thursday marking the film’s 25th anniversary that brought him…

  • Trump was late to Michael Cohen’s son’s bar mitzvah — and bragged about it

    (JTA) — Times are tough right now for Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer. Cohen has been portrayed as the ultimate loyal servant to Trump, but reports have conveyed that the president has never treated him well during his years of service. In the wake of an FBI raid on his office, home and hotel…

  • Over 2,000 Germans attend kippah rallies in Berlin and other cities

    (JTA) – More than 2,000 Jews and non-Jews attended “Wear a Kippah” rallies in Berlin and other German cities to protest anti-Semitism. The protests on Wednesday come in the wake of a Syrian asylum seeker’s attack on a non-Jewish man wearing a skullcap in the German capital last week. Jews were joined at the rallies…

  • The anti-Semitism controversy surrounding NFL prospect Josh Rosen, explained

    (JTA) — For most of last year, many predicted that UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen would be the first player chosen in the 2018 National Football League draft. The sturdy 6-foot-4 signal-caller has racked up an impressive array of passing statistics since his freshman year in 2015, and analysts have praised the right-hander’s throwing mechanics, accuracy…

  • The Warsaw Ghetto uprising inspired other revolts against the Nazis

    (JTA) — On April 19, 1943, German troops entered the Warsaw Ghetto to deport its remaining inhabitants. Learn more about what the Germans were hit with that day in our new video.

  • Gal Gadot cried when she saw a video of her grandfather on Holocaust Remembrance Day

    (JTA) — Israeli actress Gal Gadot said she got teary when her assistant showed her a video of her late grandfather on Holocaust Remembrance Day. Gadot, the star of “Wonder Woman,” explained in an Instagram post on Thursday that she had not been able to find a photo of her grandfather Abraham Weiss, who lost…

  • ‘Broad City’ is ending — here are the show’s most Jewish moments

    (JTA) — Like everything else, all good Jewish comedies must come to an end. The stars and creators of “Broad City,” Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, said Thursday that the hilarious Comedy Central show’s next season will be its last. That fifth season will air in early 2019. “’Broad City’ has been our baby and…

  • Pussy Riot cancels Israel concert — possibly not for BDS reasons

    (JTA) — The political band Pussy Riot canceled a show in Israel without specifying why, and an Israeli paper reported that it could be for “technical issues.” The Russian group, known for its anti-Putin performance art, announced the cancellation on Saturday. Members of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement had urged the band not to…