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  • My son’s encounter with anti-Jewish hatred

    March 16, 2015 | 9:07 am

    Last summer our family went to southern Europe on holiday. During our stay at a hotel, our son Dylan went to the swimming pool. A short time later he came running back to the room, upset. A man at the pool had started hurling insults at him.

    My first instinct was to ask, “Were...

  • Jay Leno returning as host of Genesis Prize ceremony — this time for Michael Douglas

    March 9, 2015 | 3:11 pm

    For the second time, former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will emcee the Genesis Prize award ceremony in Israel.

    The Genesis Prize Foundation made the announcement in a news release on Monday. Actor Michael Douglas will receive what is billed as “the Jewish Nobel Prize” on June...

  • Actor, peace activist Michael Douglas awarded $1 million Genesis Prize

    January 15, 2015 | 9:36 am

    Actor and peace activist Michael Douglas is the recipient of the 2015 Genesis Prize.

    The decision was announced on Wednesday night by the Genesis Prize Foundation. The $ 1 million prize will be awarded by human rights activist and Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and the...

  • Kirk Douglas, a poet at 98, gets personal

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 9, 2014 | 4:20 pm

    Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch, the son of an immigrant Russian-Jewish ragpicker, marked his 98th birthday on Dec. 9 by launching his 11th book.

    The legendary star of 87 movies (who can forget “Spartacus”?) can look back, in happiness and grief, on countless one-night...

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  • White Night TLV, futuristic transportation, feeding the hungry and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 30, 2014 | 8:34 am

    Welcoming the Douglas family to the Holy Land

    Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones arrived in Israel on Thursday for the weekend bar mitzvah of Dylan Michael Douglas. The family stayed in the presidential suite of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. They toured Jerusalem,...

  • Barbara Walters bids farewell after 53-year career

    May 21, 2014 | 11:26 am

    Pioneering journalist Barbara Walters, who paved the way for women in television news and was the first female to co-anchor a network evening news program, retired on Friday after an illustrious 53-year career.

    The 84-year-old TV newswoman bid farewell on "The View," the morning...

  • Golden Globes’ Jewish winners

    January 13, 2014 | 9:34 am

    Among the crop of victors at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards were a noteworthy bunch of Jewish Hollywood types.

    Best Screenplay, Motion Picture went to Spike Jonze (born Adam Spiegel) for “Her.”

    Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie is Michael Douglas, who played Liberace in...

  • Cameron Douglas, Sentenced; Remembering a Simpler Time

    By Tom Tugend

    April 22, 2010 | 3:26 pm

    Cameron Douglas, son of Michael and grandson of Kirk, was in the news this week when a New York judge sentenced him to five years in prison for dealing methamphetamine from a trendy Manhattan hotel.

    The 31-year old scion of the Hollywood dynasty has been in scrapes with the law...

  • When Crystal met Spielberg; A rabbi, a reverend and a pastor walk into a shul

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 31, 2008 | 1:12 am

    Spielberg's Shoah Foundation Shines

    When Billy Crystal met Steven Spielberg at the Oct. 22 Shoah Foundation dinner, the comedian had a beef with the filmmaker.

    Why, asked Crystal, was there never a part for him in a Spielberg movie? Couldn't he have changed the title of "Jaws" to...

  • A Family Affair

    By Tom Tugend

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In his 86th year and in his 86th movie, Kirk Douglas has fulfilled a long-cherished dream by uniting his clan in the film, "It Runs in the Family."

    The picture's Gromberg family, for whom the word "dysfunctional" was invented, consists of patriarch Alex (Kirk, naturally), son...

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