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Orthodox rapper Y-Love reveals he’s gay

JTA

May 15, 2012 | 11:02 am

Y-Love. Photo from Y-Love's Twitter.

Orthodox Jewish rapper Y-Love has announced that he is gay.

The rapper, who records with the Jewish label Shemspeed, made the announcement in an Out magazine article published Tuesday.

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  • Polanski to make film on Dreyfus Affair

    JTA

    May 10, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    Polish director Roman Polanski’s next film will be a political thriller based on the Dreyfus Affair.

    The acclaimed director announced Wednesday that the new film, titled “D,” will reunite the team that produced his award-winning film “Ghost Writer.”

    Alfred Dreyfus was a French...

  • ‘Hunger Games’ social media video with Israeli roots hits the jackpot

    by Alexandra Halpern, JTA

    May 10, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    It’s post-apocalyptic America and you’re in District 12 of Panem. With your bow and arrow, you are helping Katniss Everdeen hunt for meat and berries to bring back to your family. President Snow, the evil dictator, is planning the next Hunger Games, in which children are placed...

  • Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin in Israel to film ‘Homeland’

    JTA

    May 10, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    American actress Claire Danes arrived in Israel to film the second season of the popular television series “Homeland.”

    Danes and co-star Mandy Patinkin both arrived in Israel on Wednesday, and were photographed at their Tel Aviv hotel, according to reports. They are expected to...

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  • Celebrity stylist Vidal Sassoon dead at 84

    JTA

    May 9, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    Celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon, who was committed to fighting anti-Semitism and fought in Israel’s War of Independence, has died.

    Sassoon died Wednesday in his Los Angeles home. He was 84. He had been battling leukemia, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    In 1982, he...

  • No, Adam Yauch wasn’t a yeshiva boy, but we can still claim him

    by Dvora Meyers, JTA

    May 7, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    As a student at an all-girls day school in Brooklyn, the first thing I learned about the Beastie Boys turned out to be untrue.
    According to a yeshiva urban legend, two of the founding members of the Beastie Boys had attended The Marsha Stern Talmudic Academy in upper Manhattan. Some...

  • Actress Mila Kunis opens up about Jewish history

    JTA

    May 7, 2012 | 8:46 am

    Actress Mila Kunis said she had to hide her Jewishness as a youngster in Ukraine and was miserable during her early years in the United States.

    In an interview published in Britain’s The Sun on Saturday, Kunis said that most of her family was killed in the Holocaust and that she had...

  • Beastie Boy Adam Yauch dies at 47

    JTA

    May 4, 2012 | 12:42 pm

    Adam Yauch of the seminal hip-hop group the Beastie Boys has died at the age of 47 after battling cancer.

    Yauch, one of three members of the seminal hip-hop group, had been diagnosed in 2009 with cancer in his parotid gland and a lymph node. The news of Yauch’s death was first...

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