J.J. Abrams Stakes Claim to 'Most Nebbishy Jewish Director' Title

Writer, director, and producer J.J. Abrams visited Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’ — and owned up to being the ‘most nebbishy Jewish director ever.’

Judy Blume Saves Marriage After Man Gives Away Keepsake Book

When Leonard Lasek realized he had given away his wife’s priceless copy of ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,’, he posted ‘wanted’ posters all over Brooklyn. Then Judy Blume stepped in.

Jason Segel Talks to Marc Maron About Growing Up Half-Jewish

Actor Jason Segel — best known as the star of “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “How I Met Your Mother” — opened up on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast this week about growing up half-Jewish and complete outsider.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Jews

Museums don’t typically take unequivocal stands on the question of the literal truth of the Bible. But the National Geographic Society’s new exhibit does just that: It declares the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail to be fictional objects of our imagination.


I'm Here To Perform Yiddish Music — Not Cater to Your Idea of Blackness

Anthony Russell loves performing classical Yiddish music. Performing his Jewish audiences’ conventional idea of blackness? Not so much.

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