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    Jewz in the Newz

    Thursday, April 16th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Working the Diamond: Jewish Baseball Players The following Jewish players were on a major league roster as of opening day (April 6).  All the players listed below have at least one Jewish parent and were raised either Jewish or secular. Players: RYAN BRAUN, 31, outfielder, Milwaukee Brewers.  Braun was named rookie-of-the-year in [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom At the Movies The Longest Ride”, which opens of Friday, April 10, is based on a 2013 novel of the same name by Nicholas “The Notebook” Sparks. Basic plot: after being trapped in an isolated car crash, the life of 91-year-old Jewish widower, Ira Levinson, becomes entwined with that of young college [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Depeche Mode in Israel A couple of weeks ago, Dave Gahan, the front man for the famous Brit New Wave band Depeche Mode, made a surprise visit to Israel. He was there to attend the Jewish wedding of his son, JACK GAHAN, 27, to Israeli native SIGAL MAMIS. (Given Israeli [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist New on TV and Durst Background “Weird Loners” premieres on Fox on Tuesday, March 31. Four 30-somethings, who haven’t had romantic luck, end up living together in a Queens, New York  townhouse. One of the two female residents is Caryn Goldfarb, a high strung dental hygienist who is “Jewish-by-adoption.” (Becki [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Celebs Behaving Badly or Wanting To BILLY CRYSTAL, 66, writing for the March issue of the AARP Bulletin, recounts he met legendary CBS newsman Walter Cronkite while working as a theater usher in the late 1960s. Excited to see the famous man, Crystal rushed-up to his seat and asked Cronkite [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist Mensch = Nimoy I know I wrote about the late LEONARD NIMOY last week. But here’s a story I just came upon that was not in any obit.  Last August, WALTER “Chekov” KOENIG, 78, spoke to the Las Vegas Sun newspaper. About Nimoy, he said: “Leonard was a very good [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist On Star Trek’s Tribe Members No doubt, you heard that LEONARD NIMOY died last week, age 83.  His longer obits noted his many Jewish ties, including: raised in an Orthodox home, he re-embraced religious Judaism about 25 years ago; he celebrated the feminine aspect of G-d in a book (“Shekhina”) [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist At the Movies Opening on Friday, Feb. 27, is “Map to the Stars,” a dark satire about Hollywood written by BRUCE WAGNER, 60, and directed by veteran DAVID CRONENBERG, 71. The complex plot focuses on the plight of a former child star (Evan Bird) and an aging actress (Julianne Moore) [ Read More...]

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    Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

    By Nate Bloom Contributing Columnist The Tribe on the Red Carpet: Oscars 2015 The 87th Academy Awards are being presented on Sunday, Feb. 22 (8:30PM, ABC). Neil Patrick Harris is the host.  Here are the Jewish nominees in all but the technical categories. Best supporting actress: PATRICIA ARQUETTE, 46, for “Boyhood”. Here’s a little insight [ Read More...]

    Jewz in the Newz

    Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

    New on TV—Or On Your TV Access Media Outlet Starting on Thursday, Feb. 12, on NBC (8PM) is the eight-part mini-series, “The Slap.” It’s based on a hit Australian novel and TV series of the same name. NBC is clearly trying to compete with HBO with this ‘prestige’ series: LISA CHOLODENKO, 50 (“The Kids are [ Read More...]


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