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Forbes Rich List for Actors Highlights Gender Pay Gap

Jewish actress Scarlett Johansson’s $25m puts her third among actresses, but would be only 17th among male actors

08/29/2016 - 11:00
Editorial Intern

Last week Forbes released its annual list of top male/female earners in the film industry. Two prominent Jewish actresses feature.

Scarlett Johansson in character as Natasha Romanoff in Captain America: Civil War.

New Clinton Attack Ad Hits Trump on Support from White Nationalists

The ad calls out Trump for his ties to Breitbart, and the expressions of support for him by prominent white nationalists

08/25/2016 - 16:50
Editorial Intern

Ahead of a prominent speech today where she is expected to attack the “alt-right”, Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a short attack ad on Thursday morning linking Donald Trump to the movement.

Hillary Clinton attacks Donald Trump at a campaign stop in Reno, Nevada. Justin Sullivan/Getty.

Jacob Applebaum, Internet Activist, Steps Down Amid Allegations Of Rape

Known as the Jewish Julian Assange, Appelbaum was forced to resign after a public backlash.

08/25/2016 - 16:45

After a two-month internal investigation by the Tor Project, Jacob Applebaum—the nonprofit’s public face—was forced to resign following allegations of rape, sexual misconduct and plagiarism among others, the Forward reports.

American cyber secuity activist Jacob Appelbaum speaks at re:publica conferences on digital society in Germany. Getty Images

Mayim Bialik Opens Up About The Difficulties Of Being A Divorced Parent

The Big Bang Theory star shares advice for other divorced parents on how to set a healthy environment for their children.

08/24/2016 - 12:37

Mayim Bialik, the beloved Jewish actress, neuroscientist and mother of two recently opened up to her fans about the difficulties of being a divorced mom.

Actress Mayim Bialik attends the The 33rd annual PaleyFest Los Angeles in March 2016. Getty Images

A Summer At Camp Exposes Ugandan Jews To America’s Food And Kids

08/24/2016 - 11:57
JTA

NEW YORK (JTA) — Growing up in Uganda, Sarah Nabaggala would often have to walk to a well to retrieve drinking water. Shoshana Nambi, from the same village, Mbale, remembers a childhood where they had little and wasted nothing.

Clockwise from top left: Sarah Nabaggala, Yonatan Loukato, Samuel Matiya Kigondere, Yoash Mayende and Shoshana Nambi. JTA

NFL Player Terrell Suggs Lost Weight — By Cutting Down On Gefilte Fish

08/24/2016 - 11:44
JTA

An NFL football player just sacked gefilte fish. The Passover staple is no good for those trying to maintain a healthy diet, suggested Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs.

Linebacker Terrell Suggs of the Baltimore Ravens, seen playing in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. JTA

The Story of Two Yeshiva Students Turned Arms Dealers Comes Alive In ‘War Dogs’

Starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, the film tells the story of David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli from Miami.

08/22/2016 - 15:02
Editorial Intern

"War Dogs", a film starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, tells the story of David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, two young Jews from Miami who become some of the most succesful arms dealers in America.

From left, Miles Teller and Jonah Hill in  “War Dogs.” Screenshot via Youtube.com

Lou Pearlman, Who Formed Backstreet Boys And *NSYNC, Dies In Prison

08/22/2016 - 10:18

Lou Pearlman, who formed and managed the boy bands Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, died while serving a 25-year prison sentence for a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.

Lou Pearlman formed & managed the boy bands Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC (pictured here at the 2001 People's Choice Awards.) Getty

Jewish Fans Find Religious Way To Toast Aly Raisman’s Success

08/19/2016 - 10:25
RNS

(RNS) Dovid Green and his wife, Amy, are huge Aly Raisman fans. Orthodox Jews, they appreciate the pride the world-class gymnast takes in her Jewishness.

Aly Raisman competes on the vault during the women's individual all-around gymnastics final in Rio de Janeiro. RNS

Israeli Basketball Star Shawn Dawson Signs With NBA Team

Training camp stint with the New Orleans Pelicans, puts Eilat native one step closer to becoming the third sabra to join an NBA roster.

08/18/2016 - 16:59
Editorial Intern

While Israeli basketball fans have been forced to the sidelines, having no team to root for in this summer’s Olympics — Israel’s basketball team hasn’t qualified for the Olympics in over 60 years — they do have reason to rejoice. One of their own took one step closer to joining the NBA.

Israeli Shawn Dawson signs NBA training camp contract with New Orleans Pelicans. Photo from Hazan Sports Management
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