Amy Schumer gave birth to a darling baby boy, Gene Attell, on May 5 — just one day prior to the arrival of some other random, totally uninteresting baby named Archie.
(Kidding! Like everyone…else with a pulse, we totally love Meghan Markle and are thrilled for her.) But anyway, ever since she became a mom a few weeks ago, funnywoman Amy — who was totally our hero during her pregnancy — has been doing what she does best: posting heartfelt, unvarnished, and often hilarious pictures of new motherhood on… >> Read More
Noooooooooooo! Did we jinx it? Earlier this month, we happily reported that Shtisel, the hit Israeli show about an ultra-Orthodox family living in Jerusalem, was being renewed for a third season,…after an exciting announcement from the show's co-creator, Yehonatan Indursky. Now, it sounds like we may have been a bit too quick to celebrate: Season 3 of Shtisel is facing some issues. According to Jerusalem Post's Amy Spiro, Shaham, the Israeli Actors' Association, is pressuring the show's cast to not sign a contract unless Yes — … >> Read More
The Jewish coming-of-age tradition, AKA the bar/bat mitzvah, arguably occurs at the most awkward time in a young person's life. Studying the assigned Torah portion and memorizing the haftora for a…year is a Jewish rite of passage, but couldn't it happen at a more convenient time, say, when our faces aren't studded with pimples and our teeth adorned with metal? Traditionally, boys have a bar mitzvah at age 13, and girls — who generally mature faster than their male counterparts — become a bat mitzvah… >> Read More
If you live in New York City, you know Jamie Stelter’s face: She’s the cheery and happy NY1 traffic and transit reporter; the one who tells you how to get where you’re going. But sometimes the…path to getting where you’re going isn’t so easy, particularly when you’re trying to have a child. In this week’s episode of Call Your Mother, Jamie sits down with Jordana and Shannon to talk about her struggles with fertility. While she’s pregnant now with her second child, she’s suffered five miscarriages and endured a very… >> Read More
In an incredibly epic standoff in Israel this weekend, a handful of women broke up an ultra-Orthodox street protest by using their, um, assets.
With one simple act, these brave women shooed away…scads of angry haredi men and boys. How? They took of their shirts and exposed their bras. (Ah! If all things were that simple!) Here’s what went down: On Saturday, hundreds of ultra-Orthodox men and boys swarmed the streets of Jerusalem to protest the “desecration” of Shabbat. Why? The Eurovision Song Contest was held in… >> Read More