Shaina Taub and Paul Rudnick partnerinng over a Broadway musical about schmattes seems almost edenic.
The Interior Ministry asked the producer of Elton John’s upcoming concert in Israel to sign a declaration of loyalty on John’s behalf as a condition of his appearance here in May, concert producer Shuki Weiss has said. The Interior Ministry called Weiss’ statement “wacky and crazy” and “a blatant lie.”
Elton John will headline the next Life Festival in June in the city of former Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, organizers have announced.
Alicia Keys is the latest star to come under fire for rockin’ out in Israel. We offer a boycott scorecard of who has and hasn’t played the Jewish state — and the reasons they give.
When Prince William got married last year, the dependable yente mill immediately broke into action, trying to find out whether the woman under the altar was a member of the Tribe. Well, it turns out she isn’t (as confirmed by JeworNotJew.com), but the woman who sang at the wedding is. Ellie Goulding, British singer and song-writer, is, in fact, a Jew (put that in your song, Adam Sandler).
Just a few months after his son Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Karachi, Pakistan, Judea Pearl approached Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Senior Associate Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University, about the possibility of organizing a concert in his son’s memory to take place around his birthday, October 10. “He wanted there to be a concert in every place Danny had lived,” explained Karlin-Neumann.
This article took up the front page of the main section of Friday’s Yediot Ahronot, bordered by photos of the two opposing events described. It’s by Sima Kadmon, Yediot’s lead political commentator.