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Is this the best, or worst, barmitzvah video invitation ever?

By Rosa Doherty, March 5, 2015
Chicago barmitzvah boy Brody Criz and his family created this unique video invitation ahead of his simchah.

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LLAP, Mr Spock

March 4, 2015

The word iconic is over used, but Leonard Nimoy was one of the truly iconic figures of the past half century. Mr Spock was one of the great fictional characters, who spoke not just to a nation but to much of the planet. And as Josh Glancy writes this week, he was so clearly, so obviously and so deeply Jewish. Generations of us saw reflections of ourselves — of parts of ourselves — in him.

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Remembering Leonard Nimoy: when Spock spoke to the JC

By Tom Tugend, March 2, 2015

Our interview with the Star Trek actor, published in September 1991.

As a struggling young actor in the early 1950s, Leonard Nimoy, inspired by the rebirth of the Jewish State and childhood memories of Zionist rallies in Boston Garden, considered making aliya to join Habimah.

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Raw kosher talent on show at Oscars

By Tom Tugend, February 26, 2015

Given that there were no world famous Jewish names among nominees for the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood last Sunday night, the tribe did fairly well.

The Great Budapest Hotel, which tied with Birdman for the most Oscars, was inspired by the writings of Austrian-Jewish novelist Stefan Zweig, with Scott Rudin the film's Jewish producer.

Ida won as best foreign-language film, confounding pre

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Polish Holocaust movie wins the Oscar for best foreign language film

By Charlotte Oliver, February 23, 2015

A Polish film about a nun who discovers she is Jewish and that her parents were killed in the Holocaust has won the Oscar for best foreign language film.

Ida, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, tells the story of Anna, a young nun who finds out she is Jewish just before taking her vows in the 1960s.

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Joan Rivers’ apartment goes on sale for $28 million

By JCReporter, February 10, 2015

Legendary comic Joan Rivers' Upper East Side apartment in New York was put up for sale this week.

Ms Rivers, who died in September at age 81, threw lavish parties in the flat, honed her jokes there and even hired a voodoo priestess from New Orleans to evict a ghost.

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No hamming it up for Christina

February 5, 2015

The latest reality TV series to rival the Kardashians on entertainment channel E!

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Happy 70th Birthday Bob Marley! Israelis cover 'Could you be loved'

By Sandy Rashty, January 26, 2015

Ahead of Bob Marley's birthday next Friday (February 6), these Israelis have covered his well-known jam Could you be loved .

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CBB contestant who made “Jewish producer” comment evicted

By Sandy Rashty, January 12, 2015

Former Baywatch actor Jeremy Jackson was booted off Celebrity Big Brother after he pulled open the dressing gown of a female contestant.

Mr Jackson, 34, who is Jewish, was the first contestant to leave the show this year. He was evicted after he was alleged to have groped glamour model Chloe Goodman, 21, on Friday night.

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