Awards Announced for Best Jewish Books for Kids and Teens

The Association of Jewish Libraries released the list of laureates of the Sydney Taylor Book Award that honors new books for children and teens about the Jewish experience

Coen Brothers Will Co-Preside Over 68th Cannes Film Festival Jury

Joel and Ethan Coen, the American filmmaker brothers, will be the first co-presidents of the jury for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the organizers said on Tuesday.

What If Miss Israel Photobombed Others?

By photobombing Miss Lebanon’s selfie, has Miss Israel found a new path to world peace? We imagine other situations in dire need of her conflict resolution skills.

Argentina’s Very Jewish Oscar Nominee

If Damian Szifron’s “Wild Tales” (“Relatos Salvajes” in Spanish) wins an Academy Award on February 22 it will be Argentina’s third Oscar and the first for a film directed by an Argentine Jew.

A Political Tipping Point for Ultra-Orthodox Women?

Feminist scholar and activist Elana Sztokman argues that the newly formed Haredi women’s party is just the most recent example of the feminist revolution taking place in the ultra-Orthodox world.