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  • John Zorn to premiere part three of his Masada project

    Composer John Zorn will debut “John Zorn’s Masada Book Three: The Book Beriah” in concert this spring, the New York Times reports. While the pieces that make up the klezmer-inspired project were composed in 2009, this will be the first time any of them will be performed in public. Fans of his work, which ranges from… More ▸

  • Deal Roundup: What’s in store for Samberg, Douglas and Stiller

    “Ant-Man” is shaping up to be quite the Jewish superhero flick. According to Variety, Michael Douglas will star as Hank Pym, joining already-committed Paul Rudd. At first everyone thought Rudd was playing Pym, but instead he’s really playing Scott Lang, a reformed thief. The confusion stems from the fact both Pym and Lang have been alter-egos of… More ▸

  • Watch: Shaquille O’Neal speaks Hebrew

    So a rabbi and a former NBA star walk into a trade show… Seriously though, Michigan rabbi (and JTA contributor) Jason Miller, actually did run into Shaquille O’Neal at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last Tuesday. Inspired by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons‘ “Shabbat Shalom” closer at the end of an interview given… More ▸

  • Golden Globes’ Jewish winners

    Among the crop of victors at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards were a noteworthy bunch of Jewish Hollywood types. Best Screenplay, Motion Picture went to Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel) for “Her.” Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie is Michael Douglas, who played Liberace in “Behind the Candelabra.” Possibly the most controversial of the bunch… More ▸

  • Scarlett Johansson to star in SodaStream’s Super Bowl ad

    Scarlett Johansson, faceless in the movie “Her,” has just landed a gig as the face of an Israeli company. According to The New York Times, the Jewish actress has been chosen as SodaStream’s “Global Spokesperson” and will star in its upcoming Super Bowl ad. In the commercial, airing during the fourth quarter of the Super… More ▸

  • Mia and Ronan Farrow not thrilled about Woody Allen’s Golden Globes award

    While it’s unclear how Woody Allen felt about receiving the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at last night’s Golden Globes (the Jewish film legend skipped the show), the Internet knows exactly where Mia Farrow and the ex-couple’s son, Ronan Farrow, stand. “Nite all,” Ms. Farrow tweeted before Diane Keaton appeared to accept the award… More ▸

  • Russell Simmons mixes up Ariel Sharon and Shimon Peres in condolence tweet

    Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons was one of the many to publicly mourn former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who passed away on Saturday. He was probably one of the few, though, to mourn the wrong man. “R.I.P. my friend Ariel Sharon great pleasure working with you.. special occasions, your work to promote tolerance was inspiring,”… More ▸

  • Rolling Stones in talks to play Tel Aviv

    The Rolling Stones. / PR Photos   A new round of very serious negotiations are going down in Israel—this time between Israeli producers and the Rolling Stones. According to the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronot, the band is in the process of hashing out a deal to add a Tel Aviv performance to their upcoming European… More ▸

  • Anthony Weiner to appear on Amazon’s ‘Alpha House’

    Everyone’s favorited disgraced former NYC mayoral candidate is back on screen, and fortunately this time he’ll be fully clothed. At least that’s the hope. Anthony Weiner will play himself on the season finale of “Alpha House,” Amazon’s original political series about a bunch of senators rooming together in Washington, DC. The show was created by… More ▸