Behind the scenes of Netflix’s new ‘Jewish Matchmaking’ series – The Forward

👟  Adidas is being sued by its shareholders over the company’s $534 million in lost revenue after severing its partnership with Kanye West. Their lawsuit claims the company knew about the rapper’s antisemitism and other “extreme” views, including that slavery was a “choice,” before it severed ties with him. (CNN)


👑  King Charles decided his coronation on Saturday will include leaders of faiths beyond Christianity. It’s the first British coronation to do so. The U.K.’s chief rabbi and his wife plan to sleep over at Clarence House, a short walk from Buckingham Palace, so they do not have to violate their Shabbat observance to attend. (Washington Post, AP)


🇵🇸  A Palestinian prisoner died Tuesday morning after an 86-day hunger strike. Gaza militants fired three rockets toward southern Israel after news of the death was announced, and Israeli prisons are preparing for riots. (Haaretz)


💻  Israel is increasingly using facial recognition software to track Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, according to a report released today from Amnesty International. An IDF spokesperson said it performs “necessary security and intelligence operations.” (Times of Israel)


🇺🇸🇮🇱  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said in a speech to the Knesset on Monday that “in a democracy, you want to have checks and balances, and you want to have separation of powers.” But he also said that Israel alone “can decide what it wants to do” about the judicial overhaul that has sparked mass protests nationwide. (Haaretz)


✝️  Pastors for Trump, a group planning 2024 campaign events for the former president in swing states, is under fire for embracing Christian nationalism. One critic called it “a threat to our democracy.” (Guardian)


😞  Jeremy Gordin, a prominent South African journalist, was murdered in a burglary at his Johannesburg home. Gordin, 70, wrote ominously about the rise in crime in the country; in a recent column, he suggested that his children “need to consider seriously going to live elsewhere,” invoking Jewish history by saying: “We’ve been doing it for centuries.” Seven people have been arrested for the March 31 killing, which the authorities describe as a robbery gone wrong. (JTA)


🎭  Actor Steve Guttenberg (Cocoon, Police Academy, Three Men and a Baby) has turned his memoir, The Guttenberg Bible, into a stage production. It’s playing through May 21 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Guttenberg hopes to bring it to other cities. (JTA)


Quotable ➤  “As a proud Jew and gay man, this fight is personal to me.” – State Rep. Noah Arbit, a Michigan Democrat, introducing legislation to strengthen hate crime laws.


Mazel tov ➤  To Barbra Streisand who is set to receive this year’s Genesis Prize, sometimes called the “Jewish Nobel.” Streisand said she plans on donating the $1 million prize to charity. (JTA)


Shiva call ➤  Rabbi Meir Hershkowitz, the head of Yeshiva Bais Binyomin of Stamford, Connecticut, died at 89.

What else we’re reading ➤  A star of Netflix’s Stranger Things proposed to his girlfriend in front of the Western Wall … Church buildings in North Carolina are being turned into homes for refugees … A coronation was once a time to weep for the Jewish community, but today, it is a time for great celebration, writes the U.K.’s chief rabbi.

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