In an interview promoting her upcoming film, Vox Lux, Natalie Portman was asked about a Israel's newish nation-state law, which the actress called "racist" and a "mistake".
As an Israeli living…abroad — and a hardcore Natalie fan — I'm heartened by her criticism. Let me explain. Israel's nation-state law, which passed in July, defines Israel as a Jewish nation-state — specifically, that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people, with Hebrew as the country's only official language. While the law is mostly symbolic —… >> Read More
Breaking news on this Tuesday afternoon: Natalie Portman, arguably one of the most famous Jewish actresses today, is set to play America's most famous advice columnists. And yes, those columnists…were Jewish. The columnists who Portman will be portraying were identical twin sisters Esther and Pauline Friedman. The Friedman sisters are known more commonly by their advice column names: Ann Landers (Esther) and Dear Abby (Pauline). As The Hollywood Reporter reported, "The sisters had a bitter professional rivalry but led personal lives that were equal parts… >> Read More
Natalie Portman, Jewish mom of two, actor, and activist, just pulled out of attending the ceremony for this year's Genesis Prize, a prestigious award often called the "Jewish Nobel."
While Portman,…born in Jerusalem, was initially proud to accept the prize when she was announced as the winner last year, she decided not to attend the upcoming June awards ceremony in Israel because of recent events in the country. The Genesis Prize Foundation said Portman's representative told them that she "does not feel comfortable participating in… >> Read More
Today is #EqualPayDay. That means a lot of people are talking about money — specifically, how women continue to earn less than men.
According to the ACLU, women earn between $8,000 to $23,000…less than men annually, a figure that changes according to race: https://twitter.com/ACLU/status/983719891982278656 Just yesterday, however, a federal appeals court ruled that employers can't use salary history as justification for paying a woman less than a man doing a similar job. Doing so, the court ruled, violates the spirit of the Equal Pay Act. So things may… >> Read More
Natalie Portman, award-winning actor, announced the winner for the Best Director category at 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night. Besides the fact that she stunned in a classic black…dress — for her feminist #TimesUp campaign, in which supporters of equal rights in the workplace wear black — she unabashedly called out the fact that it was an all-male list of nominees. Portman's co-presenter, Ron Howard, also presented the category with her — though he mostly just stood next to Portman, not adding much one… >> Read More