Think Friday night dinner at your house is crazy? Take a look at Channel 4's new comedy series about Shabbat meals with the Goodman family, starring Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter and Simon Bird, as well as Jewish comedian Tom Rosenthal. The series begins on February 25.
The BBC has had to backtrack after it sent out an incorrect publicity notice describing hard-line Zionists featured in a Louis Theroux film as "possibly the biggest threat to world peace today".
A corrected version of the billing had to be resent after the JC contacted the BBC to ask about the description, which included the lines: "In part these men and women are a tiny group of religious extremists who claim they are acting on divine promises from thousands of years ago.
"In part they are possibly the biggest threat to world peace today."
Since the dawn of television, family life has proved to be a rich source of inspiration. The same can be said for Jewish family life, demonstrated not least by the popularity of the long running US comedy show The Goldbergs.
Created by a writer named Gertrude Berg in 1928, it began life as a radio programme but 20 years later made the transition to the small screen. Following the drama of life in the Bronx and particularly the meddling Jewish mother Molly, played by Gertrude, it later became a play and a Broadway musical.
American rock band Bon Jovi is to tour Israel for the first time.
The group, famous for hits including Living on a Prayer and It’s My Life, are to play in Israel next year.
The tour is to mark the release of Bon Jovi’s 11th album, The Circle.
Frontman Jon Bon Jovi revealed the planned concert during an interview with Larry King, the Jewish American television presenter who is leaving his late night CNN chat show Larry King Live this evening, after 25 years interviewing everyone who matters in the public eye.
The final Jewish candidate on this year’s Apprentice has been fired by Lord Sugar with one week to go.
Property developer Jamie Lester became the latest casualty of the boardroom after faltering at the interview stage of the contest.
Lord Sugar told him: “I think you’ve come to the end of the road."
The former Ilford Jewish Primary School pupil was the last of the three candidates fired in the episode but could not save his place despite revealing to Margaret Mountford the “interesting fact” that he has a third nipple.