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Those we lost in 2020: Remembering the rabbis, pioneers and innovators

We will start with the many people — many of whose names will never make the news

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
28/12/2020

Celebrities join the Israel Health Ministry to campaign for wearing masks

Appearing in advertisements for the Health Ministry, these videos have quickly gone viral in a mere number of days.

23/12/2020

Catie Lazarus was not only a brilliant comedian — she was also a friend

Lazarus, a comedian, writer and producer, died Dec. 13 at 44 of terminal cancer.

By MAIA MAGDER/JTA
17/12/2020
From left: Jack Antonoff, Doja Cat and the Haim Sisters.

2021 Grammy Awards: All the Jewish nominees

Ranging all the way from the sister rock band Haim to comedian Tiffany Haddish, these are the Jewish artists who made the biggest impact on the recording industry this year.

By EMILY BURACK/ JTA
25/11/2020

Comedians perform to benefit Krembo Wings, for children with disabilities

The event included some of Israel's biggest names in comedy like Assi Cohen, Adir Miller and Tom Yaar.

The Orthodox and the unorthodox appeal to pardon comedian Ari Teman

Chabad Rabbis and prominent comedians have joined forces to plea for a pardon for Jewish comedian Ari Teman.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
01/11/2020

Borat is back, and fits right into today’s chaos

Borat is back and not a moment too soon.

Alex Edelman has embarked on several Jewish comedy projects during the pandemic

Jewish comedian helps rabbis nail High Holy Day services

Alex Edelman, a 31-year-old comedian, has been coaching rabbis about how to add humor and levity to their online High Holy Days programming.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
19/09/2020
Tiffany Haddish in the film, "Girls Trip."

Tiffany Haddish reveals she tested positive for COVID-19

“I’ve been tested 12 times now,” Haddish said.

Carl Reiner, American Jewish comedy legend dies at 98

Reiner, whose career began before World War II and continued to his last moments, set the standard for the Jewish-inflected humor that reshaped Hollywood and influenced all of American society.

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