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 By Emily Burack    Features    May 31, 2019

All the 2019 Jewish Tony nominees

NEW YORK (JTA)-The Tony Award nominations announced Tuesday were dominated by "Hadestown," a musical about the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice that garnered 14. One among the "Hadestown" nods was...

 

A family Haggadah imagines a 'complicated, engaging and fleshy' Passover

(JTA)-The Passover seder can be boring for kids. A new Haggadah is trying to change that. Published by Kveller, a Jewish parenting site, the Kveller Haggadah is "for curious kids-and their...

 
 By Emily Burack    News    March 8, 2019

Rabbi Meir Kahane and Israel's far right, explained

(JTA)-When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brokered a partnership between the extreme right-wing party Jewish Power, or Otzma Yehudit, and the more moderate right-wing Jewish Home, the...

 

All the Jewish moments and ads from Super Bowl LIII

(JTA)—It would be hard to defend the Super Bowl as a “Jewish” event. However, this year, the big game had an unusually Jewish pop culture feel: both the game’s Most Valuable Player and its main halftime performer were Jewish, and Jewish...

 

The 50 best Jewish pop culture moments of 2018

What a year it was for Jews in pop culture. We can probably say that almost every year, but truly, in 2018, Jewish celebrities permeated the zeitgeist. “The Band’s Visit”—a musical set in Israel—swept the Tony Awards. Timothée Chamalet...

 
 By Emily Burack    News    March 23, 2018

How Never Again evolved from a Holocaust slogan to a universal call for [fill in the blank]

(JTA)—After a gunman took the lives of 17 students and staff at their high school in Parkland, Florida, students there launched a national campaign to promote gun control. They called for a major protest in Washington, D.C., on March 24, and are...

 

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