We seriously can't stop schepping nachas: Last night, at the 70th Annual Emmy Awards, our favorite show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, won a whopping 8 (yes, 8!) awards.
The Amazon series — which…revolves around Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahanan), a fiery 1950's Jewish housewife on the Upper West Side who, after splitting with her unfaithful husband, pursues her dream of being a standup comedian. (Her new career possibly comes at the expense of her parenting technique — or lack thereof — but that's a subject for another time.) The… >> Read More
Jewish holidays are generally synonymous with large bounties of food and wine. But on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year, we fast to atone for our sins.
Abstaining from food and drink for…roughly 24 hours can be challenging — especially after a week of stuffing your face with leftover Rosh Hashanah delicacies. (Brisket sandwiches! Cold kugel for a midnight snack!) So, we asked nutritionists for tips on the best and healthiest way to prepare for the fast, which this year starts Tuesday evening and ends Wednesday night.… >> Read More
A 13-year-old girl from New York made Food Network history this week when she became the first Orthodox Jew to win Chopped.
On Tuesday night's episode of the reality cooking competition, Rachel…Goldzal took home the $10,000 prize. She's the first observant Jew to win — which, by extension, also makes the preteen the first Chopped winner to keep kosher. The rules of the competition for the four middle school chefs were simple: create an appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert in three 30-minute rounds. The catch?… >> Read More
Would you buy a pair of $500 heels for your husband?
Jane Weitzman would. In fact, she purchased more than 100 pairs of elegant shoes for her husband — who is none other than Stuart Weitzman, one…of the most prolific and successful shoe designers in recent decades. (He has adorned the feet of a host of celebrities, from Aretha Franklin to Gigi Hadid.) In April, the New York Historical Society opened the "Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historical Shoes" — a drool-worthy collection of contemporary and… >> Read More
Are you still upset over the closing of Toys "R" Us? Well, dry your tears, big ears: New York's most iconic toy store is making a comeback.
FAO Schwarz — with its famous enormous piano — is…returning to NYC. The new store is being developed by ThreeSixty Group, a company that designs and sells toys, which bought the FAO brand from Toys "R" Us in 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF7-rz9nIn4 This time around, FAO Schwarz plans to inject theatrics into its brick-and-mortar store. Customers can expect to see demonstrators, magicians, and human toy soldiers, according… >> Read More
Meet the most adorable couple on Instagram: 101-year-old Kirk Douglas and his great-granddaughter, Lua Douglas.
On Monday, Cameron Douglas — the grandson of the iconic Jewish actor — shared a…touching photo of his grandfather gazing upon his daughter. In the black-and-white Instagram post, captioned "LOVE," the 8-month-old is seen reaching for her great-grandpa's hand. It's almost too cute to handle. https://www.instagram.com/p/BnAeRdCFQpl/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_loading_state_control Born last December to Cameron Douglas and his partner, Viviane Thibes, Lua already has a special connection to her great-grandfather. Her middle name,… >> Read More
Pop singer and Jewish mother Pink stopped her concert in Australia this week to hug a teenage girl in mourning.
During the "Beautiful Trauma" singer's performance on Monday, 14-year-old Leah…Murphy waved a sign that read, "I just lost my beautiful mum. I would love a hug." Murphy's mother passed away in June and was supposed to attend the concert with her daughter. When Pink spotted the teen's sign, the crowd parted so Murphy and her aunt Katrina Donkin could make it to the front… >> Read More
With names like Kulture, Cricket, and Blue Ivy, there seems to be an unspoken rule among celebrities that newborns must be given obscure names. Like the trendsetters they are, the general population…has begun to follow suit. And sure, a unique name that has no association with anyone else offers the opportunity for a child to create their own legacy. But what about carrying on the legacies of our ancestors? At a time when everyone is seeking to stand out and make a name for themselves, it can… >> Read More
When Orange is the New Black actress Yael Stone says something, she clearly means it. So when she promised to be transparent on social media, the Jewish actress openly shared her traumatic 21-hour…childbirth story on Instagram. "I want to be honest, to be raw, to be real," the Australian wrote. "So I’m sharing the most vulnerable moment I’ve ever experienced." View this post on Instagram When I ventured back onto social media after a long time away I promised myself not to get caught up… >> Read More
If you think celebrities are immune to embarrassing mothers, then think again. On Sunday, Seth Rogen's mom, Sandy, took to Twitter to request that her son's announcements for Vancouver's public…transportation be played louder. "This is Seth's mom," Sandy Rogen wrote. "I am getting reports that people cant quite hear his announcements. Make them a bit louder please!" @TransLink this is seths mom. I am getting reports that people cant quite hear his announcements. Make them a bit louder please! — Sandy Rogen (@RogenSandy) August… >> Read More
Ex-adult film star Jenna Jameson has never been shy about, um, exposing herself on the Internet — whether it's her nude body, her struggle with sobriety, her thoughts on breastfeeding (very pro!)…and her love of kosher food. On Monday, Jameson — who is married to an Israeli businessman — shared a before and after photo on Instagram that addressed her struggle to lose weight after giving birth in April 2017 to her daughter, Batel Lu. (And, yes! That's a Hebrew name, meaning "daughter of God.") “Let’s talk… >> Read More