Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Don Rickles, insult comedian and actor, is dead at 90

By JTA STAFF NEW YORK (JTA) — Don Rickles, the bullet-headed comedian and actor whose pioneering brand of insult comedy earned him the nickname “Mr. Warmth,” has died at 90. Rickles died on the morning of April 6, at his home in Los Angeles, from kidney failure, according to his publicist. He would have turned […]

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Nine must-watch TV shows about Passover

By LINDA BUCHWALD (JTA) — Everyone has their own way of celebrating Passover, from silly seder customs (Ten Plagues finger puppets, anyone?) to enjoying the same meal year after year, to, yes, commemorating the festival alongside beloved TV characters. The eight-day remembrance of Moses leading the Jews out of slavery in Egypt starts Monday at […]

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Kaddish for the Syrian dead

Recalling lessons of Passover, Israelis pray for their Syrian ‘enemies’ By ANDREW TOBIN TEL AVIV (JTA) — At a Shabbat service in Tel Aviv on Friday evening, congregants recited the mourner’s prayer for those killed in Syria’s civil war. Standing before a mural of the Tree of Life, the rabbi of Beit Daniel, the largest […]