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Anton Yelchin, Russian-Jewish ‘Star Trek’ Actor, Dies At 27

06/20/2016 - 16:46

Russian-Jewish actor Anton Yelchin, who starred in the new “Star Trek” movies reboot, was killed by his own car rolling down the driveway.

Anton Yelchin arriving to a screening of Dreamworks Pictures’ “Fright Night” in Hollywood, California, August 17, 2011. JTA

Chelsea Clinton And Jewish Husband Welcome Son

06/20/2016 - 12:09

Chelsea Clinton gave birth to her second child with Jewish husband Marc Mezvinsky.

Clinton Chelsea Clinton (R) sits with her husband Marc Mezvinsky. Getty Images

Sanders Tells His Followers That Working With Clinton To Defeat Trump Is Now The Priority

06/17/2016 - 10:28
JTA

Washington — Bernie Sanders told his followers that the priority now was defeating Donald Trump and the bigotry he said the GOP nominee represented. He pledged to work with Hillary Clinton to make sure that happens, although he did not yet withdraw from the race for the Democratic presidential nod.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders shaking hands before the CNN Democratic Presidential Debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. JTA

People Who Attend Religious Services Live Longer, New Study Suggests

06/17/2016 - 10:20
JTA

All those people urging you to go to synagogue more may have a point.

The main hall of the Grand Choral Synagogue of St. Petersburg, Russia. Wikimedia Commons

Weld Raps FBI On Orlando Case

Mateen’s name should have stayed on terror database, Libertarian VP candidate says.

06/16/2016 - 13:30
Staff Writer

Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, the Libertarian Party candidate for vice president, criticized the FBI for the way it handled an earlier investigation of Omar Mateen, the man who Sunday shot and killed 49 people in an Orlando, Fla., nightclub.

William Weld. Wikimedia Commons

Israel’s Envoy To UN Elected Chairman Of Standing Committee In Historic Vote

06/16/2016 - 11:15

Jerusalem — Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations was elected chairman of the U.N. Legal Committee — the first time an Israeli has been chosen to head a permanent committee of the world body.

Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, speaking to the media before the Security Council’s quarterly debate.JTA

Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Meet After She Handily Wins Final Primary In DC

06/16/2016 - 11:06

Washington — Hillary Clinton, after resoundingly winning the final primary in the District of Columbia, held a meeting with her rival for the Democratic presidential nod, Bernie Sanders, that both sides described as positive.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders shaking hands before the CNN Democratic Presidential Debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. JTA

It’s Yelp For Sheitels—The First-Ever Wig Review Site

06/15/2016 - 16:49

First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women.

Myriam Schottenstein, the founder of ShayTell, a sheitel review website, and her daughter. JTA

Larry David And HBO Bring Back ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ After Five Year Hiatus

With Bernie Sanders effectively out of the race, Larry David can now focus on his primary role — being Larry David.

06/15/2016 - 10:09
Editorial Intern

We cannot curb our enthusiasm. After half of a decade without Susie, Jeff, Funkhouser and lots of corduroys, star and executive producer, Larry David, is bringing hit comedy series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” back to HBO. 

Larry David arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 5, 2015 in New York. Getty Images
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