Israeli actress Gal Gadot showed off her fierce fighting skills in the much-anticipated first official trailer for the movie “Wonder Woman.”
(JTA) — Donald Trump’s long, dark speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this Thursday left many viewers pining for some comic relief. Luckily, they got that and more with the return of a familiar Jewish voice: Jon Stewart.
Mere days after Tony Schwartz, Donald Trump’s Jewish ghostwriter, broke his silence to The New Yorker about his experience writing “The Art of the Deal,” and his assessment of Trump’s character, Trump’s campaign served Schwartz with a cease-and-desist letter.
Something theatrical is afoot in the Jewish wing of the Democratic party. In March, we learned that Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland — in case you’ve missed the breaking news, he’s still waiting for the Senate to acknowledge his existence — had tried his hand at theater reviewing while he was a student at Harvard. “Ok,” we thought, “he’ll bring some character (ha) to the court.” But now it appears a troupe is a-forming; as we recently uncovered — it turns out this news also broke in March, but hey, we were busy — Hillary Clinton’s chief campaign strategist, Joel Benenson, also has a theatrical past.
In a lengthy interview with Glenn Thrush for Politico’s “Off Message,” Benenson confessed to having dabbled, as he exited Queens College, in “a little theater company” — and not just any such company, mind you, but one that “did some avant-garde,” which I would imagine Garland might tell us is exciting.
“I was a pioneer in the industry” event maven Harriette Rose Katz, president and founder of “The Chosen Few” told me during our chat following her society’s 2nd Anniversary induction event held at the The Rainbow Room. A stellar happening, it celebrated the presentation of awards to new members for “excellence and artistry, imagination and artistic skills” in an industry that makes events “memorable.”