On Wednesday Leonard Cohen released a sneak preview of his upcoming album: a song called “You Want It Darker”.
In it, the singer addresses God, asking why bad things happen. The chorus includes words that are both Hebrew and biblical: “Hineni, hineni, I’m ready my Lord.” Cohen also includes words from the Kaddish: “Magnified, sanctified, be thy holy name.”
During a Queen concert in Tel Aviv, Brian May broke out into a rock version of Hava Nagilah (below), while Adam Lambert - the new Jewish front man for the group - addressed the audience in Hebrew (above).
The Actor and comedian Gene Wilder died this week, aged 83, following complications that resulted from Alzheimer’s. Everyone's favourite Willy Wonka, we've picked some clips that show Wilder at his funniest and most iconic.
Egyptian judo fighter Islam El Shehaby was booed at the Rio Olympics on Friday after his first-round loss to Israeli Or Sasson, when El Shehaby refused to shake Sasson's hand, in what is considered a major breach of judo etiquette.
"I Am Not Orthodox..." is a film created by Nachman Weiss, a 7th grader in Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy. The film inspires and urges us to try and rid ourselves of the labels we commonly use within Judaism and in our lives. A Jew is a Jew. Period. This film was inspired by Prince Ea's film, "I am NOT Black, You are NOT White". #JustAJew #Unity #Achdut