LOS ANGELES (JTA) – It was not the best of times for Jewish talent at Sunday evening’s Golden Globe awards. None of the dozen Jewish nominees, including such respected actors as Natalie Portman, Liev Schreiber or Jonah Hill, made it to the winner’s podium. It was left to two artists, hardly mentioned in the advance Jewish…
LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Among his last official acts as president, Barack Obama signed a bill affixing the name of Tibor Rubin to the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Long Beach, California.
LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Israel’s hopes for an Oscar as best foreign-language film were dashed when “Sand Storm” failed to make the cut as competing entries from 85 countries were narrowed to nine semi-finalists. Noticeably, however, three of the nine movies on the shortlist, which was determined Thursday evening, deal with the Nazi era, indicating once…
Hollywood royalty encouraged the 700 guests at the Ambassadors for Humanity gala who contributed some $3.5 million for the far-reaching work of the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation.
LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Stanley Sheinbaum, who dedicated his life to the promotion and defense of liberal causes in the United States and the world, has died. Sheinbaum, an activist for nearly 70 years, died Monday at his Los Angeles home. He was 96. “Like a modern-day Forrest Gump – albeit one with a Phi Beta…
On Sunday evening, Jewish Oscar watchers viewers might keep an eye on two short films vying for the golden trophy in two of the lesser-watched categories.
Two films about the Holocaust and its aftermath have made the cut to compete for best foreign-language film. They were selected from among entries from 80 countries vying for Oscar honors, according to an announcement Thursday evening by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Louis (Lou) Lenart, an American fighter pilot hailed as “The Man who saved Tel Aviv” during the opening days of Israel’s War of Independence, has died.
When attorney E. Randol (Randy) Schoenberg saw himself portrayed on the big screen by hunky Ryan Reynolds in the movie “Woman in Gold,” he immediately spotted a difference.
“The Jewish Journey: America,” a PBS documentary tracking the migrations over 350 years of Jews fleeing Latin America, czarist Russia, Nazi Germany and the Muslim world for these shores.