Lena Dunham article compares Jews to dogs

By Sebastien Malo, April 2, 2015

The acclaimed creator and star of American hit television series Girls, Lena Dunham, has been accused of stirring up antisemitic stereotypes after publishing a light-hearted article last week in which she compared Jews to dogs.

In the article for the New Yorker, titled "Dog or Jewish boyfriend? A Quiz", readers are invited to spot differences between the author's dog and her Jewish partner.


Outrage over claim Ed Miliband should put his wife ‘in the oven’

By Sandy Rashty, March 30, 2015

Controversial TV personality Katie Hopkins has been accused of antisemitism, after suggesting Ed Miliband should gas his wife in an oven.

The jibe against the Labour leader – whose parents fled the Holocaust – and his wife, Justine, came after polling on the popularity of politicians’ wives.


Michael Douglas reveals his son was the target of antisemitism

By Charlotte Oliver, March 16, 2015

Michael Douglas has described his outrage following an incident last year when his teenage son was the victim of antisemitism.

The Hollywood actor, 70, wrote in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday how his 14-year-old son Dylan had been upset by a man yelling at him in their hotel swimming pool in Southern Europe.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.