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 By Steve North    Features    August 2, 2019

Jewish comedians aim to deflate modern anti-Semitism with laughs

MONTREAL (JTA)-As long as there have been Jews, there have been two unwavering constants: anti-Semitism and Jewish jokes about anti-Semitism. Like the one told about the assassination of Czar...


Comedian Orny Adams talks about his Jewish background (just not on stage)

(JTA)-Despite a career of more than two decades kvetching incessantly about life's absurd little annoyances, comedian and actor Orny Adams insists he's an optimist who's always been an early riser,...

 By Steve North    Features    June 8, 2018

Elaine Holstein, last surviving parent of the four Kent State shooting victims, dies at 96

(JTA)-For nearly half a century, Elaine Holstein was periodically confronted with one of the most haunting images in modern American history: the bone-chilling picture of Kent State University student...


A Broadway veteran joins Amy Schumer in Steve Martin's Jewy new play

NEW YORK (JTA)-It's a recurring theme in the career of actor Jeremy Shamos: extravagant praise for playing some less-than-extravagant characters. In reviews for "Meteor Shower," the new Broadway...


On Broadway, an Israeli-American plays an Egyptian romantic in 'The Band's Visit'

(JTA)-There's a long and poignant story behind the T-shirt that Ari'el Stachel often wears these days. It says, in Hebrew letters, "Totzeret Teman"-"Product of Yemen." The unexpected juxtaposition of...


My history with the family of Lee Harvey Oswald's Jewish killer

NEW YORK (JTA)-We were sharing a pastrami sandwich and pickles at the Los Angeles landmark Canter's Deli. I was 24. She was nearly 50 years older, with a piercing voice as loud as her flaming red...


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