Gabe Friedman, The Times of Israel

Gabe Friedman

The Times of Israel

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Gabriel:

The Zohan's never been to Israel? Sandler says it's top of his bucket list

In interview with AARP upon entering group's membership demographic, Hollywood star says he'd also like to learn to speak Hebrew fluently and improve his guitar skills → Read More

Show creators defend casting Steve Carell as Jewish therapist in ‘The Patient’

In latest ‘Jewface’ flare-up, Jewish writers of Hulu thriller say non-Jewish actor plays part 'brilliantly' in business where 'people are pretending to be other people' → Read More

Israel kills Islamic Jihad terror leader in new Gaza offensive that could foreshadow large-scale conflict

Iron Dome batteries have been activated, and an Islamic Jihad official said the group will "have martyrs" in a "campaign." → Read More

Sixers’ Embiid spotted dancing the hora at Jewish wedding

Philly NBA player attends nuptials of filmmaker who documented his journey from Cameroon to US basketball stardom, gets treated to traditional chair lift → Read More

NBA star Joel Embiid goes viral for dancing the hora at Jewish friend's wedding

The 7-foot-tall Sixers big man stood out in the hora circle. → Read More

Laser beams, Saudis and the ‘Jewish Olympics’: A preview of Biden’s Israel trip

The trip's many pieces symbolize the different ways that Middle East diplomacy is evolving. → Read More

James Caan, Jewish movie star known for tough guy roles, dead at 82

He was often thought to be Italian or a cowboy — not the son of a kosher butcher from Queens. → Read More

Highland Park, shaken by July 4 shooting, has long and notable Jewish presence

According to a 2020 study, the town is 50% Jewish, though it has only seen a handful of major antisemitic incidents over the years → Read More

What you need to know about Highland Park, the very Jewish Chicago suburb rattled by July 4 shooting

The tragedy struck the heart of one of the country’s idyllic suburban Jewish capitals, with a rich Jewish history that dates back to the early 20th century. → Read More

A 5th Israeli election in 3 years? Here’s how we got here and what happens next.

Netanyahu is already plotting his comeback, but it’s not a done deal. → Read More

Inspired by biblical tenet, interfaith group cuts medical debt for 2,000 Chicagoans

Taking a page from sabbatical year loan forgiveness outlined in the Good Book, two churches and an Orthodox congregation team up to buy $1.9M worth of debts - and let them go → Read More

'Jewface'? Bradley Cooper Wears Fake Nose to Portray Jewish Composer Leonard Bernstein

Part of Bradley Cooper’s transformation into Jewish composer Leonard Bernstein involved him donning a prosthetic nose, something that many found to be antisemitic — especially since Cooper is not Jewish → Read More

Bradley Cooper’s prosthetic nose in Leonard Bernstein biopic sparks ‘Jewface’ debate

Netflix releases images of Cooper looking unrecognizable as iconic conductor, with many on social media saying makeover is antisemitic, especially since actor is not Jewish → Read More

‘Beauty Queen of Jerusalem’ joins other movies and shows that feature Ladino

The language was spoken by Jewish communities in the Ottoman Empire and North Africa who had fled the Spanish Inquisition; today, their descendants are seeking to reclaim it → Read More

LeBron James attends Jewish NYC wedding — holding hands with ex-convict rabbi

Attending alongside NBA superstar is Yoshiyahu Pinto, Moroccan-Israeli rabbi sentenced in 2014 to one year in prison for bribing an Israeli police officer → Read More

Israeli drama ‘Beauty Queen of Jerusalem’ makes Netflix debut

10 episode series follows a family of Spanish Sephardic Jews living in Jerusalem in the early 20th century, showcasing their Judeo-Spanish traditions → Read More

Netflix releases Israeli period drama ‘Beauty Queen of Jerusalem’

The show follows the lives of the Armozas, a Sephardic family living in early to mid 20th century Jerusalem. → Read More

Amar’e Stoudemire drops Nets coaching gig to focus on Shabbat game

Former NBA star, now Orthodox Jew, reveals he told Nets coach Steve Nash he feels he is not able give his all to position because he doesn't work on Saturdays → Read More

Amar'e Stoudemire clarifies why he's leaving his Brooklyn Nets job: Shabbat observance issues

The Jewish former All-Star said he has not been able to "grow in the coaching space because I don't work on Shabbat." → Read More

US Supreme Court leak energizes Jewish groups ahead of planned abortion rights rally

'We will fight for abortion rights with all of our strength,' head of Reform movement vows after publication of draft document indicating justices set to overturn Roe v. Wade → Read More