This past week has been excruciating for women, to say the least. Our reproductive rights are slowly (really, not that slowly) being stripped away, state by state, the latest of which comes from…Alabama. Their new, heart-wrenching abortion ban — the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the United States — adds insult to injury in the wording of the bill by comparing abortion to the Holocaust and mass genocide. It’s infuriating. As we know, banning abortions doesn’t stop them from happening, it only makes it more dangerous for… >> Read More
If you're seriously NOT caught up with Game of Thrones yet (seriously?!?!?), a warning: Season 8 spoilers ahead.
Game of Thrones is about to end! Who will ascend the throne? Will it be the…Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen? Or will it be someone else? Will anyone still be alive by the time the final credits roll? There are so many theories — crazy theories! — afoot about what will happen and how the show will end. But there's a very prescient theory making the rounds that recently caught our eye: There's… >> Read More
Peggy Lipton, the mother of Kidada and Rashida Jones, has passed away from cancer on May 11 at age 72. Lipton was incredible: an amazing actress, a loving mother, and a truly unique human…being. She was the daughter of Reform Jews from New York. Her father was a lawyer, and her mother, to whom she was very close, was an artist. Lipton started modeling at age 15. She also stuttered as a child, but found that she could stop when she was reading lines for a role. And… >> Read More
As we have previously noted, the royal baby arrived on May 6. While there was nothing Jewish about the big news, we at Kveller are thrilled for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
And now, today's…baby news disclosed the bundle of joy's name: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Of course, there's nothing Jewish about that, either — or IS there? As it happens, we've drummed up a smattering of high-profile Jews named Archie. We're not saying that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex named their son after any of them, but, hey, anything's… >> Read More
Mazel tov to new mama Amy Schumer! The 37-year-old gave birth to a son on May 5 (and yes, she and Meghan Markle were practically synchronized).
Now, Amy has revealed the baby's name on Instagram.…While the Jewish comedian did not go into detail and explain the meaning of the name, it appears that she's paying tribute to two Jewish comedy giants. Just check out the adorable pic she posted, captioned simply: "Gene Attell Fischer And his dad Chris." https://www.instagram.com/p/BxL3WbgFbhI/ Adorable!!! But back to the name: His first name, Gene,… >> Read More