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Posts Tagged: Jewish actors

December 14, 2018 10:12 am

Kirk Douglas and the Role of Jewish Masculinity

Kirk Douglas was born more than 100 years ago in Amsterdam, New York, 28 miles from Albany. Beginning life as Issur Danielovich, Douglas’ parents were...

November 21, 2018 1:31 pm

Actor Jeremy Piven Talks About Rapping Part of His Bar Mitzvah Torah Portion, New Stand-Up Comedy Career

Actor and former "Entourage" star Jeremy Piven revealed in a recent interview that he rapped part of his Torah reading at his bar mitzvah. The Emmy...

October 8, 2018 12:28 pm

Jewish Actor William Shatner Talks About Facing a ‘Great Deal’ of Antisemitism as a Child

Jewish Canadian actor William Shatner opened up in a recent interview about being the target of antisemites during his childhood. The 87-year-old, who is best known...

August 23, 2018 3:31 pm

Jewish Actor Nick Kroll Discusses His Role of Mossad Agent in ‘Operation Finale’

Jewish actor Nick Kroll talked on Wednesday about his new role in a film that tells the story of the Mossad's 1960 capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf...

February 15, 2018 3:47 pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Actor David Schwimmer Bond Over Having Critical Jewish Mothers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and actor David Schwimmer bonded on Friday over their shared struggle with their critical Jewish mothers. Schwimmer appeared on Emanuel's podcast "Chicago Stories"...

October 27, 2017 4:45 pm

‘I Feel Closer to My Religion,’ American-Jewish Actor Paul Rudd Says Upon Learning of Antisemitism His Grandfather Endured in London After World War II

American-Jewish actor Paul Rudd recently learned about the antisemitism his grandfather experienced in England following World War II. Rudd discovered facts about his family while taping an upcoming...

September 8, 2017 4:26 pm

Former ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Star Talks About Jewish Upbringing, Spirituality and Its Connection to His Acting Career

Josh Radnor, star of the former hit CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," spoke to a group of students at Cornell University on Wednesday about his...

August 2, 2017 2:04 pm

‘Scandal’ Star Responds to Criticism of His Support for Raising of Palestinian Flag at US Jewish Summer Camp

A Jewish actor who stars in the hit ABC series “Scandal” responded to a critic on Tuesday who scrutinized him for supporting the raising of a Palestinian flag at a...

June 12, 2017 4:11 pm

Jewish Broadway Star Ben Platt Wins Best Actor in a Musical at Tony Awards

Jewish Broadway star Ben Platt, who plays the title character in "Dear Evan Hansen," won the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a...

March 16, 2017 11:58 am

‘Jews Don’t Ride Horses,’ Says ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Co-Star Josh Gad, Quipping That Animal He Rode in Film Was an ‘Antisemite’

The co-star of the new movie "Beauty and the Beast" had the audience of NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" roaring with laughter on Tuesday night, when...

December 5, 2016 3:48 pm

‘Saturday Night Live’ Alum Andy Samberg Praised by New York City Fan for ‘Jewish’ Nose

Jewish "Saturday Night Live" alum actor Andy Samberg had an awkward encounter with a fan recently while filming a comedic skit in New York. A segment clip...

November 29, 2016 1:44 pm

Jewish Broadway Star Belts Out Hebrew Show Tune on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

Jewish Broadway star Ben Platt belted out a classic show tune in Hebrew during a late-night television interview last week, drawing applause from the studio audience. Platt, who...

September 19, 2016 3:43 pm

Star of Hit Series ‘Transparent’ Tells Orchestra ‘Quiet, Please’ in Hebrew at Emmy Awards (VIDEO)

The star of the hit TV series "Transparent" received wide applause at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, when he admonished the orchestra to keep...

September 5, 2016 5:04 pm

No Need to Tie Mel Gibson’s Past Antisemitism With His Upcoming WWII Film Starring Jewish Actor, Group Says

Mel Gibson’s past antisemitic behavior is irrelevant to an upcoming World War II movie directed by the filmmaker that stars a Jewish actor, an official...


Europe Joins US in Urging Restraint by Israel After Iranian Attack as Diplo...

Israel's European allies urged it on Monday to show restraint over Iran's weekend missile and drone attack, calling on Israeli leaders to step away from...


Israel’s Costly Defense Against Iran Onslaught Leads to Calls to Incr...

Israel must increase its defense budget significantly after seeing the high cost of defending the Jewish state against Iran's massive...

Middle East

Hamas, Hezbollah Fighting Continues for Israel on Multiple Fronts Amid Iran...

While the world shifted its attention to Israel's potential retaliation against Iran for its massive attack on the Jewish state...

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