Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman: Jewish Community Should Focus Less On The Holocaust

The Oscar-winning actress said other genocides should be taught in Jewish schools. Her comments immediately drew criticism.

08/25/2015
Staff Writer

This time, her critics aren’t film reviewers.

Natalie Portman on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Getty

Natalie Portman Set To Star As Ruth Bader Ginsberg In Upcoming Biopic

The Oscar winning actress will portray the Supreme Court Justice in a film about her life and career.

05/11/2015
Web Editor

As if we didn’t have enough kvell-worthy Natalie Portman news this week, we just got another round to keep us fangirling. Hollywood sources report that Portman will star as United States Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (yes!) in “On the Basis of Sex," a biopic about the life and career of the first Jewish female justice.

Natalie Portman poses for photographers on the red carpet in Germany, February 2015. Getty Images.

Why Doesn't Natalie Portman Display Her Oscar?

In a recent interview, the Israeli-born actress sounds off on filming in Israel, Bibi, anti-semitism and Alan Dershowitz.

05/07/2015
Web Editor

If the Harvard degree on her wall, brilliant kop and incredible acting abilities wasn’t enough, Natalie Portman just gave bubbes everywhere another 100 reasons to love her. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter she opened up about her deep connection to Israel, her debut film, and why she doesn’t put her Oscar on display.

Natalie Portman on the set of her new film, 'A Tale Of Love And Darkness', in Jerusalem last year. Getty Images

Just How Big Is Intermarriage? You Don't Really Know.

08/14/2014
Special To The Jewish Week

Even if you’re a very casual observer of the U.S. Jewish community and a friend who knows nothing about it asks you, “How big a phenomenon is Jewish intermarriage?” you’d probably be able to answer, “It’s pretty big.”

Intermarriage

Natalie Portman’s Husband Converting to Judaism

Benjamin Millepied said he is 'in the middle of the conversion process.'

01/29/2014

French choreographer Benjamin Millepied, the husband of Jewish actress Natalie Portman, told an Israeli newspaper that he is converting to Judaism.

Natalie Portman’s husband Benjamin Millepied is converting to Judaism. Photo via JTA.org

Natalie Portman To Direct, Write And Star In Amos Oz’s “A Tale Of Love And Darkness”

Natalie Portman will be making her debut as a feature film director with her own adaptation of Amos Oz’s 2002 memoir, “A Tale of Love and Darkness” – and she plans to play his troubled mother.

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Foxman Slams NY Post Over 'Blatant Distortion' Of Galliano Garb

02/14/2013

attempting to show sympathy and a connection with the very people he has offended.Saying chasidim “do not wear fedora hats, pinstripe pants, blue jackets or an ascot tie,” Anti-Defamation League leader Abraham Foxman ripped the New York Post on Wednesday for a story suggesting controversial fashion designer John Galliano mocked ultra-Orthodox Jews this week.

You're No One Till Somebody Tweets You: Happening Hashtags

On the day last month that Apple released its newest iPhone, tweets using the hashtag #iPhone5 – the device people were expecting rather than the 4S – were coming so fast and furious that you could barely read one tweet before it was pushed down the Twitter or TweetDeck screen by the next entries.

When Gilad Shalit, a short while later, was released from Hamas captivity, there was also a steady stream of tweets, though far fewer per hour. There's no question that this simple form of communication has become a way to see what's hot and what's not.

Introducing Aleph (Alef?) Millepied-Portman

 First, a shameless celebrity tidbit to boost this blog's Google rankings: the inter-engaged Natalie Portman (fiance is ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied) has reportedly named her new son Aleph, the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. No consensus yet on whether they're spelling it Aleph or Alef. But if the Portman-Millepied family’s next child is a girl, will she be named Beth?

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