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.


No hamming it up for Christina

February 5, 2015

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


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 .


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.


One Republic prepare to go Native in Israel

By Anna Behrmann, January 8, 2015

American pop rockers One Republic will be performing in Israel as part of their 2015 world tour.

Taking to Facebook on Wednesday, the Colorado band announced: “We added another date to the #Native Tour! We will be coming to Tel Aviv, Israel at Ramat Gan Stadium on May 28.”


Amy Winehouse added to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

By Anna Behrmann, January 8, 2015

Amy Winehouse has been recognised with an entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

The multi-award-winning singer, who died on July 23 2011, has had her biography added to the online national record. The catalogue lists details of the lives of deceased men and women who have shaped British culture and history worldwide.


Kardashians home in on Tel Aviv

By Sandy Rashty, January 8, 2015

She has made a name for herself on American reality TV show ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’.

Now, California-based Kourtney Kardashian is reportedly looking to buy a home in Israel.

According a report on Globes, Ms Kardashian and her partner, Scott Disick, are looking to buy a £20 million penthouse apartment in Tel Aviv, on the seafront.


New Year Honours for Esther Rantzen, Joan Collins and Lord Young

By Sandy Rashty, December 30, 2014

A Hollywood actress, a television personality, a rabbi and at least two jewellers were among the 1,164 people who were recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list, which was released this week.

TV presenter Esther Rantzen, who has described her Jewishness as a “central part of my identity”, was made a Dame.