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Sarah Silverman’s dad doesn’t like JAPs

by Jana Banin, JTA

June 25, 2013 | 10:39 am

Donald Silverman on HuffPost Live

Thanks to the cultural gem that is “Princesses: Long Island,” lately the term “JAP” has been bandied around with a vigor that hasn’t been seen since the lavish bat mitzvah and nose... read on

  • A Sneak Peak at the New Tom Bradley International Terminal

    By Rob Eshman

    June 21, 2013 | 1:35 am

    They finally put the LA in LAX.

    Five years ago, if someone had invited you to a black tie party at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, you’d think they were being ironic.  The main international terminal at the country’s third largest airport had all the sophistication and... read on

  • “Curb” star Jeff Garlin spends two days in jail following parking lot confrontation

    By Ryan Torok

    June 18, 2013 | 10:35 am

    Actor Jeff Garlin ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") was released from a Van Nuys jail yesterday, at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) website.

    An incident that sounds like it’s straight out of “Curb,” Garlin--who has also appeared on... read on

  • The importance of Anne Frank

    by Joe Winkler, JTA

    June 14, 2013 | 1:49 pm

    Last week was the 84th birthday of Anne Frank, as well as anniversary of the first post in her diary in which she famously wrote, “I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort... read on

  • Six reasons why Superman is Jesus in ‘Man of Steel’

    By Jay Firestone

    June 12, 2013 | 12:24 pm

    Last night I attended a press screening of the latest installment of the Superman franchise, “Man of Steel,” directed by Zack Snyder and produced by "Batman" director Christopher Nolan. 

    An avid comic book fan, I expected one of two portrayals of Superman. 

    Jewish or Jesus.

    ... read on
  • Female IDF soldiers post striptease video, use rifles as pole

    by Uri Fintzy

    June 12, 2013 | 11:08 am

    “Ask and ye shall receive!” (John 16:24)

    Yesterday, we wondered about the extent of Israel’s informality with social media. Today, the Internet gods have answered.

    Not to be outdone by a sexy Israelilawmaker, or pictures of half-naked soldiers, a group of female IDF soldiers... read on

  • Jerry Lewis raps in Yiddish

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    June 10, 2013 | 11:55 am

    Usually when you think of keeping the Yiddish language alive you think theater and literature — not freestyle rap. Especially not freestyle rap performed by a legendary comic like Jerry Lewis.

    Yet thanks to TMZ, the world now has grainy smartphone footage footage of the... read on

  • Old Spice guy does another Israel commercial

    by Adam Soclof, JTA

    June 10, 2013 | 11:51 am

    Old Spice guy Isaiah Mustafa has taken his act to Israel… again.

    Two months after sporting a suit and tie for a Maccabee beer ad, the actor has gone shirtless again for Old Spice with an ad called “Israeli men.”

    The minimalist ad sports Mustafa posing in front of a shower... read on

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