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'My Unorthodox Life' star's daughter separates from husband

Batsheva Haart, the daughter of 'My Unorthodox Life' star Julia Haart, and her husband of 10 years, Ben Weinstein, announced their separation on Instagram Thursday.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
20/11/2021
 Jennifer, Tamara and Sarah Podemski arrive on the red carpet at the 7th annual Canadian Screen Awar

For Jewish Indigenous actress Sarah Podemski, it’s a miracle just to exist

Indigenous and Jewish actress Sarah Podemski, star of FX’s newest hit series, “Reservation Dogs,” discusses how her unique roots influenced her role as Rita Smallhill.

By EVELYN FRICK/JTA
12/10/2021
TV star Mayim Bialik.

Mayim Bialik to host ‘Jeopardy!’ specials in post-Trebek lineup

Following longtime host Alex Trebek’s death last fall, Bialik served as one of the show’s celebrity guest hosts for two weeks in June.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
12/08/2021

Steven Spielberg to gift $2m. toward racial, economic justice

Grants will be funded by his $1 million Genesis Prize award, as well as a matching $1 million contribution made by Spielberg and Kate Capshaw.

Jewish actress Maia Morgenstern received death threats on Passover

In an email, the author threatens to violently kill Morgenstern and her children, as well as set fire to the Jewish theater and its staff.

By REUTERS
28/03/2021

Jewish leading man George Segal is dead at 87

“I didn’t change my name because I don’t think George Segal is an unwieldy name. It’s a Jewish name, but not unwieldy."

Five notable Jewish, Israeli nominees for 2021 Oscars

“Mank,” the black-and-white Netflix film about Jewish screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, earned 10 Oscar nods, including for best picture, making up nearly half of Netflix’s total nominations.

By EMILY BURACK/JTA
16/03/2021

Jon Ossoff, Shira Haas and Doja Cat make Time’s 100 emerging leaders list

Ossoff, the millennial who was sworn into Congress with multiple totems of his heritage, helped Democrats regain control of the Senate along with fellow Georgian Raphael Warnock.

By GABE FRIEDMAN
19/02/2021

Gal Gadot signs 8-figure deal to star in Heart of Stone

The movie will be the first in a series that will put a “female spin” on such action franchises as "Mission: Impossible" and the James Bond films.

Seth Rogen

What do Jewish people think about Seth Rogen's 'An American Pickle'?

Here’s what you need to know before you watch the pickle movie this weekend.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
17/08/2020
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