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Torah-based symphonic poem to be performed in Istanbul

Music written by Israeli composer Baruch Berliner to be performed in a Muslim country for only the third time.

Torah-based symphonic poem to be performed in Istanbulplayer

Bill Maher actually likes performing in red states

Newsmax commentators on comedian saying red states are the only ones in which people with different viewpoints can still laugh together.

Bill Maher actually likes performing in red statesplayer

No foul play or drugs involved in Bob Saget's death

Authorities say no evidence that foul play or drugs played role in death of Jewish actor and comedian.

No foul play or drugs involved in Bob Saget's death

Comedian Bob Saget dies at 65

Saget found unresponsive in a Florida hotel room, with no signs of foul play or drug use.

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New song in honor of daughter's wedding

Resident of Efrat and music composer Moshe Kesselman comes out with an original wedding song in honor of his daughter's wedding.

New song in honor of daughter's weddingplayer

Peter Bogdanovich, acclaimed Hollywood filmmaker and son of an Austrian Jew, dies at 82

Peter Bogdanovich, Oscar-nominated movie director and actor, has died at 82.

Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich dies at 82

Actor Bob Saget dies at 65

Jewish American actor and comedian, famous for his role in "Full House", found dead in hotel in Orlando.

Actor Bob Saget dies at 65

Watch: Episode 2 of 'Iron Sky'

Soviet Union, 1946: How do you set up a Jewish school in country where teaching Judaism is illegal and offenders are sent to the Gulag?

Watch: Episode 2 of 'Iron Sky'player

Jon Stewart walks back claims of antisemitism in Harry Potter

Jon Stewart backtracks, says he was joking when he called ‘Harry Potter’ goblins antisemitic.

Jon Stewart walks back Harry Potter antisemitism claim

Joe Montana: Football is a contact sport - period

Hall of Famer says it will be difficult to completely eliminate head injuries from the sport.

Joe Montana: Football is a contact sport - periodplayer

IKEA cancels January sale over COVID-19

IKEA announces 'special discounts' instead of traditional sale, announces upcoming global price hike.

IKEA cancels January sale over COVID-19

Watch: The first episode of Iron Sky

Soviet Union, 1946: Should the observant take the risk of leaving, or stay and likely have their children brainwashed against Judaism? Watch

Watch: The first episode of Iron Skyplayer

Jewish ‘Big Brother Brasil’ host hit with antisemitic abuse after defending reality show

Former host of Brazilian reality TV show becomes target of antisemitic abuse after defending his show from criticism.

Jewish ‘Big Brother Brasil’ host hit with antisemitic abuse

How Do You Remain a Jew in a Totalitarian State?

A new dramatic series tells the story of Jewish courage in Stalinist Russia

How Do You Remain a Jew in a Totalitarian State?player

Power to the women boost - Real Talk with Chanale Fellig-Harrel

Chanale is a singer, songwriter and writer of the very popular Bella Bracha and Parsha Time DVDs.

Power to the women boost - Real Talk with Chanale Fellig-Harrelplayer

The Mexican writer whose novels explore crypto-Judaism

Meet Angelina Muñiz Huberman, a Mexican writer whose novels explore Sephardic history and crypto-Judaism.

The Mexican writer whose novels explore crypto-Judaism

Soccer star Sergio Aguero announces retirement after heart scare

Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero has announced his retirement from soccer at age of 33.

Barcelona soccer star announces retirement after heart scare player

4 of Israel's major TV production companies commit to auditioning actors with disabilities

KAN, RESHET, HOT & YES sign pledge committing to a more inclusive selection process for all jobs across the film industry, on & off screen.

Major Israeli TV companies to audition actors with disabilities

Mission Improbable: The Israelis who traveled to Iraq

When emergency repairs were needed to the Tomb of the Prophet Nachum, two Israeli architects braved Islamic State terror to make the trip.

Mission Improbable: The Israelis who traveled to Iraq

Female athlete criticizes competitions with transgender athletes

College athlete discusses challenge faced by female athletes forced to compete against biological males.

Female athlete criticizes competitions with transgender athletesplayer

Two Jewish athletes honored with Argentina's top sports awards

Diego Schwartzman and Jewish indoor soccer star win 2 of Argentina’s top sport awards.

Two Jewish athletes win Argentina's top sports awards

Nicole Raviv: From huge American stadiums to feeling at home in the land of Israel

Singer Nicole Raviv, who performed at the IAC summit, talks about her journey from singing for the New York Islanders to moving to Tel Aviv.

Nicole Raviv: From huge American stadiums to a life in Israelplayer

Adele's Song: A powerful story of returning to the Jewish people

"Adele's Song" tells the story of a Holocaust survivor who hid her Jewish identity only to return to the family at the end of her life.

Adele's Song: A powerful story of returning to the Jewish peopleplayer

Argentina: New sports center honors Jewish tennis pro

Tennis pro Diego Schwartzman is honored by Jewish sports club where he got his start.

Argentina: New sports center honors Jewish tennis pro

These are the Jewish Golden Globes nominees for 2022

Steven Spielberg, Tracee Ellis Ross among Jewish Golden Globes nominees for 2022.

These are the Jewish Golden Globes nominees for 2022

Yiddish theater category on ‘Jeopardy!’ makes one knowledgable contestant a rich(er) man

'Jeopardy!' devotes entire category to Yiddish theater, marking resurgence of what was once a niche ethnic interest.

'Jeopardy!’ features entire category for Yiddish theater

Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai: I won't perform at Miss Universe competition

'I don't see myself standing on a stage where they judge women by external appearance,' Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai says.

Eurovision winner: I won't perform at Miss Universe competition

Watch: Israeli vocalist dedicates song to Rabbi Pinto

Shlomi Shabat wishes Rabbi Pinto health, dedicates song to him.

Watch: Israeli vocalist dedicates song to Rabbi Pintoplayer

Rabbi Yuval Cherlow weighs in on the 'Sarco' suicide capsule: Enter and die

New device now approved in Switzerland for a "peaceful" death. "This phenomenon is only going to spread," says Tzohar Rabbi Yuval Cherlow.

Rabbi weighs in on the 'Sarco' suicide capsule: Enter and die

Watch: The two conditions to unconditional happiness

There are two things that matter in any given moment. It begins with our relationship to the universal nature of goodness and possibility.

The two conditions to unconditional happinessplayer

Watch: 'Orthodoxed' movie

Documentary chronicles Berel Solomon's journey 'from drug dealer and prince of the nightclub business to Lubavitcher Hassid.'

Watch: 'Orthodoxed' movieplayer

Tucker: Feminist slams 'gender identity' as meaningless

Kara Dansky of the Women's Human Rights Campaign discusses the state of women's rights after 'trans' swimmer shatters women's records.

Tucker: Feminist slams 'gender identity' as meaninglessplayer

Screenwriter: Israeli documentary on Nazi architect faked key material

An Israeli documentary about Albert Speer falsified key material, one of its subjects claims

Writer: Israeli documentary on Nazi architect faked key material

Yeshiva U’s basketball team is No. 1 in poll of NCAA’s Division III

Poll of top teams in Division III men’s college basketball placed the Macs first — well ahead of competitors, with 13 first-place votes.

Yeshiva U’s basketball team No. 1 in poll of NCAA’s Division III

Miami Boys Choir releases new Hanukkah clip: Light up the nights

Yerachmiel Begun and the Miami Boys Choir release new inspirational clip, titled, ‘This Chanukah 5782.’

Miami Boys Choir releases new Hanukkah clip: Light up the nightsplayer

Former Israeli gymnastics team Ira Vigdorchik coach to train Russian team

Vigdorchik appointed to restore Russia's standing after its national team placed second to Bulgaria in Tokyo Olympics.

Former Israeli gymnastics team coach to train Russian team

Leading Jewish hip-hop artists remix 'The Chanukah Song'

Nissim Black, Kosha Dillz remix has lyrics discussing the miracles of Hanukkah and the role of G-d in protecting the Jewish people.

Leading Jewish hip-hop artists remix 'The Chanukah Song'player

Watch: We On Fire (Chanukkah)

Just in time for Chanukkah, Kippalive and Leket Israel present 'We On Fire'.

Watch: We On Fire (Chanukkah)player

HBO spotlights Amar’e Stoudemire’s journey from the NBA to Orthodox Judaism

 HBO spotlights Amar’e Stoudemire’s journey to Judaism

Jeremy Gimpel's new Hanukah song: Al Hanisim

Watch: Jeremy Gimpel presents a new song with the famous words of prayer from the festival of Hanukah.

Jeremy Gimpel's new Hanukah song: Al Hanisimplayer

Wedding season is back, but couples are paying the price of the pandemic

Jewish weddings are back — and so are rising prices, staff shortages and lots of uncertainty.

Couples getting married are paying the price of the pandemic

Iran's judo federation appeals ban following boycott of Israelis

Iran judo federation’s appeal against four-year ban from international events heard by Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Iran's judo federation appeals ban following boycott of Israelis

Israeli squash team says to sue if it can’t compete in world championships in Malaysia

Israel Squash Association to sue World Squash Federation if it does not ensure the team can compete in the world championships next month.

Israeli squash team to sue over ban from Malaysia competition

Algerian judoka who quit rather than face Israeli wants to join Hamas

Fethi Nourine announces his retirement after 10-year suspension for refusing to face Israeli at Olympics, calls for Muslims to support Hamas

Judoka who quit rather than face Israeli wants to join Hamas

Pop singer Aviv Geffen: In my own way, I'm a Chabadnik

Singer appeared at event held on Monday, Yud-Tet Kislev, speaking about a 'message of unity for mankind.'

Pop singer Aviv Geffen: In my own way, I'm a Chabadnikplayer

Israeli TV series wins International Emmy award

Israeli spy thriller “Tehran”, which aired on Kan 11 and Apple+, wins International Emmy for best drama series.

Israeli TV series wins International Emmy award

More than 100 celebrities sign anti-Israel letter

The letter attacked Israel for banning six "human rights organizations" for links with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

More than 100 celebrities sign anti-Israel letter

Gold medalist Linoy Ashram reflects on her Olympic whirlwind and becoming an Israeli icon

How the 22-year-old Rishon Letzion native became an Israeli sports icon.

Gold medalist Linoy Ashram reflects on her Olympic whirlwind

Is US Men’s National Team soccer player Brenden Aaronson Jewish?

Could the rising soccer star with the last name Aaronson and curly hair be Jewish?

Is US Men’s National Team soccer player Brenden Aaronson Jewish?

Hamas calls on Justin Bieber to cancel Israel show

Hamas calls on Canadian pop star to cancel his show in Israel next October: The Zionist occupation state must be boycotted.

Hamas calls on Justin Bieber to cancel Israel show

'Hebrew Hammer' Gabe Kapler named National League 'manager of the year'

Jewish manager Gabe Kapler overwhelmingly voted National League top manager after guiding the San Francisco Giants to 107 wins.

'Hebrew Hammer' named National League 'manager of the year'

This Israeli play is being performed across NYC — but only in people’s living rooms

American version of Israeli play, 'Divorced', finds a new venue in COVID-era New York City - in people's living rooms.

The Israeli play being performed across NYC — in living rooms

Justin Bieber to perform in Israel next year

BDS activists immediately react to announcement by popular Canadian singer of a performance in Israel in October, 2022.

Justin Bieber to perform in Israel next year

Gene Simmons of KISS: ‘If you’re unvaccinated, you are an enemy’

KISS frontman slams unvaccinated Americans, denouncing them as the "enemy".

Gene Simmons of KISS: ‘If you’re unvaccinated, you are an enemy’

A first: 'IRONMAN' competition held in Israel

Participants completed a route that included 1.9 km of swimming along the Sea of Galilee, 90 km of cycling route 90 and 22.1 km of running.

A first: 'IRONMAN' competition held in Israel

Watch: Real Talk with Nissim Black

Nissim Black shares his incredible personal journey from his childhood in Seattle all the way to where he is now in Bet Shemesh - Israel.

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