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 By Lisa Keys    Features    May 10, 2024

'Cabaret' and 'Prayer for the French Republic' up for Tonys

(New York Jewish Week) — At a time of rising antisemitism, two shows about Jews caught up in a dangerous climate of hate received multiple nominations yesterday for the 2024 Tony Awards. A brand-new revival of the Kander and Ebb musical “Cabaret,” ab...

 
 By Lisa Keys    Life Cycles    May 5, 2023

Harry Belafonte, singer and civil rights activist who popularized 'Hava Nagila' in the US, dies at 96

(New York Jewish Week) - Barrier-smashing singer, actor and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, who once boasted of being "the most popular Jew in America" because of his rendition of a Hebrew...

 

A rabbi who went down with his torpedoed warship in 1943 will not forgotten

(JTA) - Mark Auerbach was not yet 5 years old when he noticed an unusual stamp in his father's dresser. The well-worn three-cent stamp featured a drawing of a small group of men and a sinking ship, wi...

 

A new exhibit on Jewish delis explores the roots and rise of a uniquely American phenomenon

(New York Jewish Week) — It was a stupendously bad idea to arrive at the press preview for the New-York Historical Society’s new exhibit, “‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’: The Jewish Deli,” on an empty stomach. The exhibit — which originated at the...

 

Woodstock Festival organizer dies

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - Michael Lang, the Jewish co-creator of 1969's legendary Woodstock Music and Art Fair, died on Saturday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital in Manhattan. He was 77. Th...

 
 By Lisa Keys    Features    December 3, 2021

Own a piece of the Borscht Belt

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - Immortalized by pop-culture phenomena like "Dirty Dancing" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," New York's Catskill Mountains were once the go-to summer destination for...

 
 By Lisa Keys    Features    June 24, 2016

It's Yelp for sheitels-the first-ever wig review site

NEW YORK (JTA)-First there was "Tinder for bras." Now there's a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for... Full story

 
 By Lisa Keys    Features    June 17, 2016

This Israeli startup will match your breasts with the perfect bra

(JTA)-They say the best stories happen when a writer gets pushed out of his or her comfort zone. Since the "they" in this case was my editor, this is how I found myself readying to post a topless... Full story

 
 By Lisa Keys    Features    August 14, 2015

Get your kosher dogs at Dodger Stadium!

(JTA)-The Los Angeles Dodgers may never achieve the lore of their brethren in Brooklyn, but now at least they've brought a bit of Brooklyn to the West Coast-in the form of hot dogs. Earlier this... Full story

 
 By Lisa Keys    Features    June 26, 2015

Five highlights from the premiere of Bravo's show about wealthy Upper East Siders

(JTA)-Bravo's newest sitcom, "Odd Mom Out," which premiered two weeks ago, stars Jill Kargman as Jill Weber, a sassy Jewish woman who marries into a blue-blooded Upper East Side family. The show,... Full story

 

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