The group that created “The Great Schlep,” a Jewish initiative that promoted Barack Obama’s presidential run in 2008, has written an anti-Donald Trump musical to be performed across the country.
The Trump and Clinton campaigns issued tough-on-Iran statements in the wake of a report that alleges that negotiators allowed Iran secret loopholes in the nuclear agreement.
A former Stanford University swimmer, whose six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in 2015 was widely decried as too lenient, is set to be released from a San Francisco-area jail on Friday.3
(JTA) — A Jerusalem rabbi said he would seek royalties from Japan’s delegation to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for its allegedly unauthorized use of a melody he composed. Rabbi Baruch Hayat, according to the Shirunt website of Israeli songs, composed the melody to the popular song “Kol Ha’Olam Kulo Gesher Tzar Me’od”…4
(JTA) — Repeated anti-Semitic incidents involving members of the United Kingdom’s Labour party show it must work harder to fix the problem, Israel’s envoy to the fight against anti-Semitism said. Gideon Behar, the director of the Israeli foreign ministry’s Department for Combating Antisemitism, spoke with JTA amid reports of a fresh string of hate speech…
Wind and rain from Hurricane Hermine toppled trees and power lines along Florida’s northern Gulf Coast, inundating coastal areas with storm surges before it weakened to a tropical storm over land and plowed toward the Atlantic Coast on Friday.
(JTA) — Mel Gibson confirmed that he is making a movie about the resurrection of Jesus, recalling that he had the “tar kicked out of” him for his movie about the last days of the Christian messiah, “The Passion of the Christ.” “That’s a very big subject and it needs to be looked at because…3
The first known television interview with South Africa’s late anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has emerged — and it was filmed in a former synagogue.
AMSTERDAM (JTA) — To honor a woman’s dying wish, the Dutch Jewish community arranged for her body to be buried in a cemetery that had not been used in nearly a century. The funeral of Juliana Slaat-Luycx, who was born in 1941, was the first burial since 1920 at the Jewish cemetery of Den Ham…
(JTA) — King Mohammed VI of Morocco thanked a Jewish composer from Casablanca who had written a song in the monarch’s honor. Albert Cohen, a novelist, composer and singer, earlier this week shared on Facebook a copy of the letter he received from the king for a poem entitled “Lay off my King” that Cohen…
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