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Past articles by Shiryn:

Designer Throws Bat Mitzvah-Themed Show at New York Fashion Week

Susan Korn with models from her New York Fashion Week event. Photo: Instagram / Susan Alexandra. A designer recently showcased her newest collection at New York Fashion Week with a bat mitzvah-themed party. Susan Korn, the creative force behind the accessories brand Susan Alexandra, known for its beaded bags, threw the event at the Public Hotel in Manhattan to debut her first ready-to-wear… → Read More

Israel Lacrosse Team Gifts Kenyan Athletes With New Cleats After Matchup

A member of the Kenyan Women Lacrosse team unboxing the cleats given to her by Israel’s Women’s Lacrosse Team. Photo: Screenshot. Israel’s Women’s Lacrosse team gifted its Kenyan opponents with new cleats on Wednesday following their matchup in the Women’s Lacrosse World Championships. The two teams competed on Tuesday in Peterborough, Ontario, and during the match, team Israel noticed that… → Read More

Actress Rachel McAdams Attends Eurovision in Israel to Research New Film Role

Rachel McAdams. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Canadian actress Rachel McAdams is currently in Israel researching for her upcoming role in the new comedy “Eurovision,” … → Read More

Jewish Rapper Kosha Dillz to Host Passover Seders at Coachella

Kosha Dillz standing in front of the pop-up tent for “Shabbat Tent” at the Coachella music festival holding grape juice and matzah. Photo: Provided. Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz will host a number of Passover Seders during the second weekend of the Coachella music festival in Los Angeles starting on Friday night, which marks the start of the Jewish holiday. “This weekend. 6-8 Passover seders,”… → Read More

Eurovision Co-Host Addresses Calls for Boycott of Show in Israel, Says ‘Leave Politics to Politicians’

Eurovision 2019 co-hosts Assi Azar, left, and Lucy Ayoub. Photo: YouTube screenshot. Assi Azar, co-host of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, spoke out against activists calling for the cultural boycott of the singing competition, which will take place in Tel Aviv in May. The Israeli television host told the UK’s Metro on Tuesday, “I don’t want to give any room to people that want to ban… → Read More

New Trailer Released for Horror Film ‘The Golem’ Based on Jewish Folklore

A scene from the trailer for ‘The Golem.’ Photo: Screenshot. A trailer was recently released for an upcoming horror film that is … → Read More

Jewish Winners of 2019 Golden Globes Include Michael Douglas and DJ Mark Ronson, Among Others

Jewish actors, composers and songwriters were among the winners at the 2019 Golden Globes, which were held on Sunday night... → Read More

Queens Jewish Couple Welcomes NYC Area’s First Baby of 2019

A Jewish couple from Queens are the parents of who is believed to be the New York City area’s first baby of... → Read More

Meek Mill Calls Rap Lyrics About Jews and Money a ‘Compliment’

Meek Mill tweeted on Monday that controversial rap lyrics about Jews were a compliment, rather than derogatory. The 31-year-old Philadelphia native said... → Read More

Conde Nast Traveler Names Israel One of Its ‘Most Incredible Travel Experiences’

The staff of Conde Nast Traveler included Israel as one of their 9 most memorable travel destinations in an article published on Wednesday.... → Read More

Richard Gere to Star in Apple Adaptation of Israeli Series ‘Nevelot’

Apple is negotiating for the rights to adapt an Israeli television series that will star Richard Gere, Variety reported on... → Read More

Non-Jewish Kids Reveal They Know Little About Hanukkah on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

A new segment featured Monday on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” showcased children talking about Hanukkah and revealed that they know very... → Read More

Jewish Band Haim Sells Hanukkah Shirt to Support Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue

The pop rock band Haim is selling a Hanukkah-inspired shirt and proceeds of all sales will be donated to the Tree of... → Read More

Israeli Product Featured on TIME Magazine Cover, Included in List of 2018 Best Inventions

An Israeli product was recognized in the latest issue of TIME magazine as one of the best inventions of the year. Included in TIME magazine’s... → Read More

‘We’re Here to Help:’ Israeli Disaster Relief Experts From ZAKA on the Ground in Houston Following Harvey

A leading Israeli humanitarian organization that has worked with survivors of numerous natural disasters and terrorist attacks is on the... → Read More

Battered by Harvey, Houston’s Jewish Community Braces for Punishing Clean-Up in Aftermath

Houston’s Jewish community has a strong tradition of voluntary work for those in need — but it wasn’t until Hurricane... → Read More

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Says Her Holocaust Survivor Grandfather Helped Her Relate to the Values ‘Wonder Woman’ Stands For

Israeli actress Gal Gadot had an easy time relating to what Wonder Woman — the superhero she plays on the... → Read More

Proposed Trip to Israel Causes Tensions Among Iranian Cast Members of ‘Shahs of Sunset’

Tensions flared on Sunday among the Iranian cast members of the Bravo reality series “Shahs of Sunset” regarding a proposed... → Read More

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld Shares the ‘Greatest Jew Joke That I’ve Ever Heard’

Jewish-American comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld shared what he said was the best “Jew joke” he had ever heard during... → Read More

One of The Hill’s ’50 Most Beautiful’ Says She Keeps Finding Herself ‘Going Back to Israel’

Among those featured on the 2017 “50 Most Beautiful” list published by The Hill on Wednesday, was a young woman who insisted... → Read More