Young Girl Stabbed At Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Dies

Shira Banki, the 16-year-old girl who was stabbed during a gay pride march Thursday in Jerusalem, has died.

Several thousand people attended the parade, most of it relatively peaceful, when suddenly and without warning, Yishai Schlissel, began stabbing people.

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“The LGBTQ community in Jerusalem and the Jerusalem Open House mourn her death at the hands of a fanatic, consumed with hatred and fear. The knife that fatally injured Shira was sharpened by years of incitement,” the group said in a statement in response to Shira Banki’s death. “That knife targeted all those who believe in a just society, where every woman and man can live freely, without fear of violence and persecution. That knife has wounded all those who believe in life and in God’s creation.” said LGBT advocacy group, Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance. h/t thenewcivilrightsmovement

Yishai Schlissel had just been released from prison weeks earlier, serving 10 years of a 12 year sentence for stabbing three people at Jerusalem’s 2005 gay pride parade.

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Jerry Weintraub Hollywood Producer DEAD At 77

Jerry Weintraub, one of Hollywood‘s biggest producers, has died. He was 77.

Weintraub’s health had reportedly been failing as of late. Unconfirmed reports say he passed at his Palm Springs home with family by his side.

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Weintraub’s been a giant in music and movies for decades — producing, promoting, and managing for everyone from Sinatra to Led Zeppelin … to Bob Dylan, Elvis and John DenverContinue reading

Burt Shavitz Founder Burt’s Bees DIES

The namesake and founder of Burt’s BeesBurt Shavitz has died the company headquartered in North Carolina, confirmed.

Shavitz died Sunday at the age of 80.

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Burt’s Bees posted the following statement about Shavitz’s death to Facebook on Sunday: Continue reading

Kim Kardashian Kanye West Land In Israel

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian landed in Israel Monday along with her rapper husband Kanye West and their child named “North West.”

Drama immediately ensued as the couple had to change hotels over a leak to the media.

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Jerusalem’s Waldorf-Astoria apparently has at least one empty suite thanks to the sudden change of plans, and another unknown hotel won the privilege and fat check for hosting the couple, who flew in from Armenia. A private security firm is trying to keep the media out of their hair, but that will be a bit difficult if they go through plans to visit the Western Wall. h/t jewishpress

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Kim’s sister Khloe Kardashian is traveling with the couple and child.

Michael Douglas Son Involved In Anti-Semitic Rant

Actor, Michael Douglas penned an op-ed about anti-Semitism after his teenage son, Dylan, was the recipient of a stranger’s poolside anti-semitic rant.

The lad and his dad were enjoying summer vacation in Europe when a man began yelling at the teen over his Star of David necklace.

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“He came up to the room really upset,” the actor recalled. “This man had been yelling at him, and he didn’t know why. And I’m looking at him — and he’d recently had a bar mitzvah and so we had given him a Star of David — and I saw this Star of David shining, and I thought, ‘No, this couldn’t be.'” He realized in that moment that the confrontation that confused his son was likely an anti-Semitic rant. “I went down to the pool to ask this man what the problem was, and he went off about how there’s too many people in the world and there’s got to be rules, regulations. … I said, ‘Well, Dylan, you’ve just had your first taste of anti-Semitism.'” h/t today

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While Dylan’s dad tried to help him process the difficult lesson he’d learned about how others can act with senseless cruelty, it was Dylan himself who’d taught his dad about faith months earlier.

Tara Reid, Should We Be Concerned?

Tara Reid, should we be concerned? The Sharknado actress was spotted looking worryingly skinny Friday as she posed in a bikini.

Reid, 39, alarmed fans and onlookers alike while sunbathing in Miami Beach showing off an exceedingly bony rib cage and large grand canyon gap between her thighs.

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The shots clearly showed Tara’s tiny frame, which has previously sparked concern among fans. Continue reading

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Spirit in the Sky Singer Norman Greenbaum Involved In Serious Car Accident

Norman Greenbaum, best known for writing and performing the 1969 hit song “Spirit in the Sky” remained in critical condition in a San Francisco hospital Monday after being involved in a car accident that left a motorcyclist dead.

Greenbaum, 72, was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital after the car he was a passenger in collided with a motorcycle.

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The driver of the motorcycle, 20-year-old Ihab Usama Halaweh, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to the CHP statement. Continue reading

Leonard Nimoy Explains Jewish Origin of Vulcan Salute

Leonard Nimoy appeared at the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, to explain how he created the forked-finger Vulcan salute.

Nimoy, passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Friday. He was 83.

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SUPERMAN BLASTS Susan Rice Over Netanyahu Comments: You Can’t Be Trusted

Superman actor, Dean Cain, took to Twitter to call out NSA advisor, Susan Rice after she asserted that Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address before Congress is “destructive of the fabric of the” U.S.-Israel relationship.

According to Cain, the disgraced former ambassador is at the very least, the pot calling the kettle ugly..

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“Ever since she blatantly lied to the American public…I can’t listen to her speak without a sense of distrust.” Cain boldly tweeted.