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Jewish Names on the 2013 Emmy Noms List

By Jspace Staff on 7/18/2013 at 5:04 PM

Category: Entertainment

Jewish Names on the 2013 Emmy Noms List

Nominations came out today for the 2013 Emmy Awards, and the list is chock full of Jewish names. Mandy Patinkin unsurprisingly received a nom for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama, for his work as Saul on the Showtime hit, “Homeland.” “Homeland” is actually based on a popular Israeli version, called “Hatufim.” Two J-connected funny ladies also grace the list for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy—Lena Dunham for “Girls” and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for …More

03/07/13 Round Up PM Edition

By Jspace Staff on 3/7/2013 at 6:15 PM

Categories: United States, Business, Round Up

03/07/13 Round Up PM Edition

The White House has postponed an award for an Egyptian woman accused of anti-Semitic tweeting. [Times of Israel] Italian kingmaker's anti-Jewish views are currently under scrutiny. [ABC] A rabbi's warning to locust eaters--they might not be kosher. [Haaretz] Israel's "bromance" bloc hits a skid over gay marriage. [Forward] For the first time, Warsaw says it is ready to seriously discuss the issue of Holocaust restitution. [Times of Israel] More than 190 "lone soldiers" graduate the IDF's training course. …More

12/14/12 Round Up PM Edition

By Jspace Staff on 12/14/2012 at 5:01 PM

Categories: United States, Israel, Round Up

12/14/12 Round Up PM Edition

The Reform Movement issues a statement on today's Connecticut school shooting. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families." [Religious Action Center] Newly released CIA documents reveal Jonathan Pollard may have been seeking intelligence on Arab states, not US. [Algemeiner] Anti-Israel sentiment on campus gets trendy. [Shalom Life] Mandy Patinkin loses his mind when his interviewer's wife goes into labor. [Jewcy] Both Jews and Muslims struggle with identity onstage. [Tablet] Did …More

Mandy Patinkin Takes On Stephen Colbert As ‘Saul Berenson’ (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 12/14/2012 at 2:19 PM

Categories: Entertainment, Gossip

“Homeland” star Mandy Patinkin got into a heated “argument” with TV funnyman/political commentator Stephen Colbert this week. After a cute start with questions about his beard, things took a turn for the more serious when the two men got into a conversation about America and terrorism. The actor par excellence started getting heated as he broke into a tirade about the importance of presenting both sides of the story. “In a drama… in the hands of good writers, you have the …More

12/5/12 Round Up AM Edition

By Jspace Staff on 12/5/2012 at 11:09 AM

Categories: Round Up, Culture, Politics

12/5/12 Round Up AM Edition

Two men have admitted to terrorism after their plan to bomb synagogues and churches in Manhattan was discovered. [JPost] Swastikas were spray-painted on a kosher pizzeria in a northern suburb of Paris. [Israel National News] A new study shows that Muslims are the least likely to report premarital and extra-marital sexual relations. [Forward] Daniel Sieradski points out the hypocrisy of Jewish organizations staying silent in the face of Israeli settlement building, despite the likelihood it will kill a two-state …More

  • Hebrew Hammer Sequel In The Works
  • The Three Stooges Were Jewish
  • Swastikas Spray Painted On Kosher Pizzeria

Lebanese Government Furious Over Portrayal of Beirut in 'Homeland'

By Jspace Staff on 10/22/2012 at 4:23 PM

Categories: Middle East, Entertainment, Gossip

Lebanese Government Furious Over Portrayal of Beirut in 'Homeland'

Lebanese government officials are considering taking legal action against hit TV show "Homeland" over its depiction of Beirut. A recent episode had Claire Danes dodging bullets and terrorists in the country’s capital and Lebanon’s tourism minister, Fady Abboud, will have nothing of it. He revealed to Lebanese Executive magazine that he is now in talks with lawyers over the scenes. "This kind of film damages the image of Lebanon—it is not fair to us and it's not true, it is not portraying …More

  • Claire Danes and Damian Lewis in Homeland
  • Homeland Season 2 Films in Israel
  • Lebanon threatens lawsuit over portrayal in Homeland
  • Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin in Homeland

And the Emmy Nominees Are…

By Jspace Staff on 7/19/2012 at 2:50 PM

Categories: Culture, Entertainment, Gossip

And the Emmy Nominees Are…

Jimmy Kimmel and Kerry Washington announced the nominees for the 64th annual Emmy awards ceremony early this morning in Hollywood, sending Jewish Hollywood into a whirlwind frenzy. We’re sure the execs at HBO’s comedy department are throwing a party to celebrate their nominations coming from Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lena Dunham and Larry David. Dunham and Louis-Dreyfus will be going head-to-head in two categories: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Comedy Series. Dunham’s …More

  • Jon Stewart
  • Jon Stewart
  • Jon Stewart
  • Maya Rudolph
  • Maya Rudolph
  • Mayim Bialik
  • Mayim Bialik
  • Mayim Bialik
  • Max Greenfield
  • Max Greenfield
  • Max Greenfield
  • Elizabeth Banks
  • Elizabeth Banks
  • Elizabeth Banks
  • Julianna Margulies
  • Julianna Margulies
  • Julianna Margulies
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Larry David
  • Larry David
  • Lena Dunham on "Girls."
  • Lena Dunham on "Girls."
  • Lena Dunham on "Girls."

Jewish Winners, Nominees and Performers at 2012 Tony Awards (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 6/11/2012 at 12:40 PM

Categories: Entertainment, Culture

“Once” may have been the big winner at last night’s 66th Annual Tony Awards, taking home an impressive eight trophies, but there was still plenty for the Jewish community to celebrate. Members of the tribe were honored across the board, augmented by a slew of performances and appearances by some of the theater world’s most esteemed Jewish artists. “Death of a Salesman,” written by Jewish playwright Arthur Miller, had a good night for itself. The play took home best revival …More

  • Tony winner Judy Kaye
  • Tony winner Alan Menken
  • Tony winner Judith Light
  • Mandy Patinkin and wife
  • Trey Parker and Matt Stone at the Tony Awards with John Stamos
  • Caissie Levy from "Ghost"
  • Paul Rudd at the Tony's
  • Iconic Jewish actress, Linda Lavin
  • Jewish actor Josh Young from "Jesus Christ Superstar"
  • Andrew Garfield nominated for a Tony
  • Andrew Garfield with girlfriend Emma Stone
  • Paul Rudd with Judith Light at Tony Awards
  • 2012 Tony Awards

Gilad Shalit Makes Surprise Visit to Set of 'Homeland'

By Jspace Staff on 5/17/2012 at 1:24 PM

Categories: Gossip, Entertainment

Gilad Shalit Makes Surprise Visit to Set of 'Homeland'

Stars Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin are currently in Israel, shooting scenes for the Showtime series, “Homeland.” The filming caused quite the commotion Tuesday, but not because of the celebrity gravitas brought by Danes and Patinkin. Gilad Shalit made a surprise appearance, creating a storm of media attention. The similarities between Shalit’s story and the “Homeland” plot are easy to see. The show is based off an Israeli series called “Hatufim,” which literally means …More

Mandy Patinkin Backs Boycott of Settlement Theater (VIDEO)

By Jspace Staff on 5/16/2012 at 12:36 PM

Categories: Politics, Israel, Entertainment

Mandy Patinkin promoted a boycott against a settlement theater, during a recent Israel visit to shoot scenes for his television series, “Homeland.” Patinkin, who is an advocate with American for Peace Now, spoke at a Peace Now event last week. During his speech, he told attendees about a recent visit to Hebron and his dissatisfaction with the way settlements are used in the political scheme. The actor also visited the Ariel Cultural Center, which has been the center of controversy as several …More

Inigo Montoya Gets into Jewish Character

From Haaretz on 10/17/2011 at 9:40 AM

Categories: Religion, Entertainment, Culture

Inigo Montoya Gets into Jewish Character

Mandy Patinkin has yet to meet a medium he cannot conquer. He first hit national prominence as Che Guevara opposite Patti LuPones Eva Pern in the Broadway production of Evita, for which he won a Tony Award. His film credits include The Princess Bride, in which he uttered the iconic lines: My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to Die. Among his many recordings is Mamaloshen, an all-Yiddish album that includes his own translations of Take Me Out to the Ball Game and God Bless America. Patinkins …More