January 19, 2020

JJ Editor's Picks

Three Chances to Break Your Resolutions

“Eid-eh shoma mobarak,” I said to my aunt over 30 years ago in Iran, wishing her a happy Persian New Year. “Thank you, Tabby joon....

Weekly Parsha: Shemot

One verse, five voices. Edited by Salvador Litvak, Accidental Talmudist "A new king arose over Egypt, who did not know about Joseph." -Exodus 1:8 Miriam Yerushalmi...

Abraham, Sodom and America in Crisis

The United States in 2020 is facing a political and spiritual crossroads of major proportions. The current presidency has evoked in many a deep national...

Challenging Our Immune System

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Jan. 1 asked the Knesset for immunity. He wants to postpone his trial on corruption charges indefinitely, as long...

Murder and Anti-Semitism in 1900s-Set ‘Vienna Blood’

A young criminal profiler teams up with a veteran detective to solve a series of grisly murders in a new TV miniseries. Although it sounds...

We’d Like to Thank the Academy (and Make It More Diverse)

As the Oscars approach, Esther and Erin called in civilian expert and Oscar blogger Jodi Berman Kustanovich (bermanoscarblog.blogspot.com), to talk nominations, predictions, and Hollywood's attitude...

JJ Hollywood Schmooze

Would ‘Bombing Auschwitz’ Have Stopped the Shoah?

In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escaped from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and made their way...

Gal Gadot to Produce Nat Geo Docuseries

Wonder Woman’s latest project is about women doing wonderful things all over the world. Gal Gadot has partnered with National...

‘This Is Us’ Returns: Dan Fogelman Reveals What to Expect

After a nearly two-month hiatus, “This Is Us” returns to NBC Jan. 14 for the second half of its fourth...

2020 Oscar Nominations: ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Scarlett Johansson Score While Adam Sandler Snubbed

Jewish talent is represented on screen and behind the camera in the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards. Scarlett Johansson...

JJ Hollywood Schmooze

Would ‘Bombing Auschwitz’ Have Stopped the Shoah?

In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escaped from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and made their way...

Gal Gadot to Produce Nat Geo Docuseries

Wonder Woman’s latest project is about women doing wonderful things all over the world. Gal Gadot has partnered with National...

‘This Is Us’ Returns: Dan Fogelman Reveals What to Expect

After a nearly two-month hiatus, “This Is Us” returns to NBC Jan. 14 for the second half of its fourth...

2020 Oscar Nominations: ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Scarlett Johansson Score While Adam Sandler Snubbed

Jewish talent is represented on screen and behind the camera in the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards. Scarlett Johansson...

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