About The Assimilator

The Assimilator lies at the intersection of high and low culture. Here, the latest developments and trends in Jewish art, books, dance, film, music, media, television and theater are all assimilated into one handy pop culture blog.

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Jane Fonda Presents Salma Hayek's Husband With ADL Award

Francois-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering and husband of film star Salma Hayek, was honored by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) at its November 18 Gala.

Barack Obama Gets All 'Verklempt' at Barbra Streisand Medal of Freedom Ceremony

Barack Obama got his Yiddish on during a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony for Barbra Streisand.

Rosanne Barr Blasts 'Stay in France' Call to Jews

Roseanne Barr took to Twitter to blast an Israeli writer’s call for Jews to stay in France.

The comedian called Rogel Alpher a “skinhead” and urged him to “STFU,” meaning “shut the f*** up,” after he urged French Jews not to immigrate to Israel.

Police Defend Crackdown on Jewish Bubbes' Mahjong Game

Who needs Sin City when you’ve got Altamonte Springs, Florida?

Rapper Killer Mike Takes Bernie Sanders Out for Soul Food

Killer Mike (a.k.a. Michael Render), is “feeling the Bern.” The Atlanta rapper and activist has wholeheartedly endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for president.

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