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  • Carl Reiner, comedy legend dies at 98

    By Michael Seinberg on July 1, 2020
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Until the last day of his life, Carl Reiner was tweeting about some of his favorite topics: politics, comedy and the twists and turns he experienced over decades as one of the world’s greatest living funnymen. Reiner died Monday, June 29, at 98, several hours after reiterating his dismay that Donald Trump had become president, […]
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  • Of TP concerns

    By Michael Seinberg on March 25, 2020
    When enough is enough It might not ease your frustration when you find all the stores are out of toilet paper so soon after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.  But a software developer in the U.K. has come up with an online toilet paper calculator, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Their website is called, HowMuchToiletPaper.com, and it tells […]
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  • How Valerie Harper’s Rhoda embodied a very Jewish type

    By Michael Seinberg on September 5, 2019
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Theater folk in England are debating a recent revival of the musical “Falsettos,” asking whether non-Jews should be playing its Jewish characters. In an open letter, critics of the religion-blind casting complain that non-Jewish actors can at best portray only a “secondary understanding” of Jewish mannerisms but have no awareness of the […]
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  • Emmy nominations include Jews in TV industry

    By Michael Seinberg on July 25, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – It’s Emmy season again and Jews in the TV industry have plenty of reason to celebrate. Here’s a roundup of the Jewish picks on the list. Winners will be announced on Sept. 22 at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which follows the life of feisty comedian Midge Maisel from the […]
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  • These 7 Jewish comedians prove moms are really, really funny

    By Michael Seinberg on March 8, 2019
    By ARIELLE KAPLAN This article originally appeared on Kveller. When screenwriter Amy Sherman-Palladino gifted the world with “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” we here at Kveller went wild. At last there was a show (a major hit, no less!) that seemed to be aimed directly at American Jews — specifically speaking, Jewish mothers. Although the titular character Midge Maisel has been […]
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  • A tribute to the late Amos Oz could be a return to the  centrality of Hebrew in Jewish life

    By Michael Seinberg on January 16, 2019
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (JNS) – For those who only know Israel as a field of political combat, Amos Oz was just a writer with a point of view about his country’s basic political and security dilemmas. Oz’s advocacy for the two-state solution and his dim view of the current Israeli government, as well as many of its predecessors, figured prominently […]
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  • Breakout opportunity? Comedy night on Beth Emeth Calendar

    By Michael Seinberg on January 16, 2019
    ALBANY–A Jewish Comedy Night II has been organized for Congregation Beth Emeth in on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the synagogue, 100 Academy Rd., Albany. The open mic comedy night will follow a dinner at 6:30 p.m. For the second year in a row, amateur comedians will have a chance to perform both their new and old shtick for a live […]
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  • Federation to Host Event Featuring Writer for Seinfeld

    By Michael Seinberg on April 6, 2017
    Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York will host the season’s Headliner Series finale with special guest, Carol Leifer, comedian, comedy writer for Seinfeld and Emmy Award-winning Modern Family. The event will be held on Sunday, May 7, 7:00 PM, at Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady.  Ms. Leifer will present on her bestselling book, How To Succeed in Business Without […]
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