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  • Entering the Covenant: Aguilera baby gets bris

    Enough with the bad news from Amy Winehouse and the Spears sisters. Finally a Mazal Tov in celebrity world: E! News has learned exclusively that new parents Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman held a bris, the Hebrew baby naming and circumcision ritual ceremony, at their Beverly Hills home Sunday. More than a dozen family and… More ▸

  • Adam Sandler does ‘Munich,’ pop singer does ‘Hava Nagila’

    Here are two keepers: a preview of Adam Sandler’s upcoming flick about a top Israeli commando who wants to become a hairdresser and British pop singer Lauren Rose performing her version of Hava Nagila, which is climbing to the top of the charts in England: UPDATE: JTA’s resident music buff, Jacob Berkman (that’ll get fellow… More ▸

  • Sorry, Mr. Bishop

    Nearly a decade ago, back in my days at the Jewish Exponent in Philadelphia, a co-worker and I were working late. His phone rang and he picked up. The caller was screaming. My fellow editor kept saying, “Yes, Mr. Bishop. Sorry, Mr. Bishop.” Yes, it was the Joey Bishop. If memory serves (the Web is… More ▸