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Past articles by Rachel:

Amy Schumer Is A Mom Now

Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer welcomed a baby boy on Sunday night after a difficult pregnancy, just as Meghan Markle had her baby boy. → Read More

Amazon Blames Woody Allen For 4-Picture Deal Contract Break

Amazon responded to a $68 million lawsuit citing the directors comments in the aftermath of #MeToo for the end of their four-picture agreement. → Read More

Sheldon Adelson, Mark Zuckerburg Make Forbes 400 List

Starting at more than 15 billion net-worth, here are the top 10 richest Jews in the United States. → Read More

When Walking Dogs Is a Labor of Love — and Small Act of Rebellion

Gedalya Gottenger knows being a dog-walker is an unusual job for a Hasidic Jew since the community mostly fears dogs. But he has learned to love the pets he works with — and isn’t afraid to chart his own path. → Read More

Step Into These 5 Crazy Sukkahs

Ah, Sukkot — the time of year you hope it’s still warm enough to be able to eat outside, lest you freeze mid-Challah bite. And what better way to reflect on the holiday then by ranking our favorite Sukkahs? We’ve got our top 5 ranked. → Read More

How an Orthodox 6-Year-Old Became the Star of 'Hotel Transylvania 2'

‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ boasts a star-studded cast of Jewish comedians including Mel Brooks, Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg — and a six-year-old Orthodox Jewish boy named Asher Blinkoff. → Read More

Say Hello to Brad Falchuk, Gwyneth Paltrow's New Man

Gwyneth Paltrow and former Glee producer, Brad Falchuk, have made their relationship Instagram official. → Read More

Debra Reiss, Heir to British Jewish Fashion Brand, Dies at 34

Debra Reiss, heir to the eponymous British fashion brand, has died after reportedly suffering from a long-term illness. She was pregnant with her second child. → Read More

Did Jewish Ashley Madison Founder Use Website To Cheat?

Ashley Madison’s Jewish founder, Noel Biderman, has always maintained that for him, the site is strictly business. But leaked emails suggest otherwise. → Read More

Distressed Spongebob Squarepants Saved by Jews in Jimmy Kimmel Clip

An episode of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ featured a segment timing how long it would take for people to help out an actor dressed as Spongebomb. Turns out it only took 7 minutes — and three Jewish kids. → Read More

Why Kirk Douglas is Giving Away $50 Million

In a move reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood heros he played on the silver screen, Kirk Douglas has decided to give away millions to charity. → Read More

The Fat Jew Is Sorry He Stole Jokes. Kind Of.

Josh Ostrovsky, aka ‘The Fat Jew,’ has come under fire this week after evidence surfaced proving he had stolen many of the jokes that made him famous. This is what he had to say about it. → Read More

Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis Make Forbes' List of Top Paid Actresses

Forbes has released it’s annual list of the top paid actresses in Hollywood, and a few ladies of the tribe have made the cut. Find out who. → Read More

Jon Stewart's Jewish Pre-K Teacher Remembers What He Was Like As a Toddler

Before hosting the Emmy-winning ‘Daily Show’ for 16 years, Jon Stewart went to a Jewish Day school. His teacher, Leah Linton, now 90, still remembers him as a (tinier) comedian. → Read More

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a Dad, Jewish Girls Swoon

Mazel tov Joseph Gordon-Levitt! The Jewish actor and his wife, Tasha McCauley, welcomed their first child, a baby boy, last weekend. → Read More

Transgender Woman Named To Work at White House in First

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan became the first transgender person to be hired by the White House. → Read More

Jon Stewart's Next Job? Wrestling Guru.

Jon Stewart, much beloved host of ‘The Daily Show’ for the past 16 years, has finally moved on to pursue his lifelong dream of hosting pro wrestling tournaments. → Read More

William Shatner to Host First-Ever Star Trek Cruise

Live long and prosper on the high seas! William Shatner has announced that will host the first-ever licensed Star Trek cruise January 2017. → Read More

Does 'Straight Outta Compton' Have a Jewish Problem?

‘Straight Outta Compton,’ which opened on Friday, tells the origin story of rappers N.W.A. Unfortunately, their Jewish manager is the villain. → Read More

For Orthodox, Addiction Is Unspoken Problem

Education about substance abuse doesn’t really exist for a large population of Jews at risk. Orthodox teens say they face a stigma against talking about risk and getting help. → Read More