Jewish Journal

What is “Rabbi who won big at Jeopardy?” (Clue: Joyce Newmark)

By Jason Miller, JTA

May 17, 2011 | 10:59 am

Rabbi Joyce Newmark, shown with "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek, won $29,200 and the championship in her first appearance on the game show, which aired May 16, 2011. (Courtesy of Jeopardy Productions, Inc.)

Jews have a reputation for answering a question with a question. That might help explain Rabbi Joyce Newmark’s big news—she is... read full article

  • ‘House’ cast gets taste of Israeli medicine

    May 12, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    On television Lisa Edelstein, a star of the hit Fox show “House,” and her fellow actors work medical miracles every episode. But at an Israeli...

  • Fox pulls version of Israeli sitcom


    May 11, 2011 | 1:13 pm

    Fox pulled the sitcom “Traffic Light,” a version of the Israeli show “Ramzor,” due to poor ratings.

    The show’s 13th and last episode will be aired May...

  • ‘House’ stars arrive in Israel


    May 10, 2011 | 10:29 am

    The stars of the Fox show “House” arrived in Israel to celebrate Independence Day.

    Actors Omar Epps and Jesse Gordon Spencer, who play Dr. Eric Foreman...

  • Can Russians love ‘Raymond’?

    by Naomi Pfefferman

    April 20, 2011 | 1:50 pm

    “Everybody Loves Raymond” creator Phil Rosenthal utters numerous “oys” before he even gets to Russia in “Exporting Raymond,” his documentary...

  • B’tayavon, Tony

    by Rob Eshman

    March 15, 2011 | 5:50 pm

    Television is littered with lousy food shows. I know I risk sounding like some grumpy old coot wondering whatever happened to Jack Paar, but I do wonder...

  • ‘American Greed’ episode to feature Sholom Rubashkin


    March 8, 2011 | 5:05 pm

    Jailed former Agriprocessors official Sholom Rubashkin will be featured on an episode of the CNBC series “American Greed.”

    The March 23 episode of the...

  • One and a Half Men? Sitcom sacks Sheen


    March 8, 2011 | 10:43 am

    Actor Charlie Sheen has been fired from his hit CBS sitcom in the wake of a rant against the show’s executive producer that was called “borderline...

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