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September 13, 2019, 1:04 am SNL adds Jewish comedian Chloe Fineman for upcoming season The comic is one of three new faces on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ including the show’s first Asian-American cast member By Emily Burack August 17, 2019, 1:15 pm Jackie Tohn tells us all about that seder scene in ‘GLOW’ Comedic actress describes discussing the Holocaust in episode 6, the role of her Jewishness in the show, and what it was like to play her childhood hero, comic icon Gilda Radner By Emily Burack August 14, 2019, 1:24 am ‘Schitt’s Creek’ star Dan Levy to be honored by GLAAD Levy, who co-created the show with father Eugene Levy, says he deliberately made world in show one without homophobia By Emily Burack July 3, 2019, 3:39 am Sue Bird bashes Trump in an essay defending her girlfriend Megan Rapinoe Israeli-American basketball star calls president a ‘full adolescent boy’ as she defends US soccer captain who vowed not to visit the White House if team USA wins women’s world cup By Emily Burack June 7, 2019, 5:30 pm 7 Jewish fun facts about the 2019 Women’s World Cup Tribal connections at competition starting Friday include over-the-top announcers, Holocaust legacy stories and some love from the US Supreme Court’s own RBG By Emily Burack May 17, 2019, 7:30 am World Cup announcer a proud Peruvian Jew Sammy Sadovnik visits Israel every year, but is concerned for the future of his country’s Jewish community which is rapidly shrinking ‘due to economic and terrorist problems’ By Emily Burack May 13, 2019, 11:11 pm New novel portrays challenges of illegal abortions in an incredibly honest way ‘Feast Your Eyes’ by Myla Goldberg depicts the challenges faced by a mother and daughter when they buck America’s social norms in an era before Roe v. Wade By Emily Burack May 1, 2019, 1:36 pm Jews steal the show in the 2019 Tony nominations Multiple nods for acting, composing and directing in theater’s most prestigious awards ceremony By Emily Burack May 1, 2019, 12:08 pm Why is Holocaust fiction still so popular? With the number of survivors shrinking, anti-Semitism on the rise, and enough time gone by for stories to be shared openly, writers and readers find the genre as relevant as ever By Emily Burack April 19, 2019, 5:26 pm A family haggadah imagines a ‘complicated, engaging and fleshy’ Passover Like video games or podcasts, the Kveller Hagaddah creates a ‘high stakes’ narrative that kids and adults will love By Emily Burack April 13, 2019, 1:40 pm Author Sarah Blake writes the backstory of the biblical Naamah, aka Noah’s wife Have you ever wondered about the biblical woman who became the matriarch of all future generations of people? Probably not — until now By Emily Burack March 20, 2019, 8:47 am Ariana Grande kicks off tour with tribute to Mac Miller Pop star reportedly tells fans she won’t sing songs about the Jewish rapper who died last year as it would be too hard for her By Emily Burack March 19, 2019, 11:27 am Adventurer Blair Braverman is 1st Jewish woman to finish Iditarod sled dog race Wisconsin resident joins small group of Jews who’ve completed grueling 1,000-mile course, now in its 47th year; fans have raised over $80,000 for schools, teachers in Alaska By Emily Burack March 19, 2019, 1:41 am The new 16-year-old star of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is a Jewish kid from Long Island Andrew Barth Feldman speaks about his Broadway debut, his bar mitzvah theater project, and why he wants a ‘Smash’ reboot By Emily Burack March 11, 2019, 3:24 am Memoir takes on complex heritage of queer, Jewish, Chinese and Hawaiian author T Kira Madden’s ‘Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls’ weaves a story of addiction, Florida, fatherless girls — and how Drew Barrymore saved her life By Emily Burack Load More