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Spirits and Scares in ‘The Vigil,’ a Horror Movie with a Hasidic Twist

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We’ve seen plenty of Jewish horror movies, mostly having to do with the atrocities of the Holocaust. “The Vigil” has an element of that,...

“‘Til Kingdom Come’ Exposes the Unholy Alliance Between Evangelicals and Israel

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Evangelical Christians are the largest humanitarian supporters of Israel, donating $129 million annually via the nonprofit International Fellowship of Christians and Jews to aid...

LA Jewish Film Festival Hosts Exclusive Screening and Q&A of ‘Thou Shalt Not Hate’

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In a political climate where neo-Nazi white supremacist groups are an increasing worldwide threat, the release of “Thou Shalt Not Hate” (“Non Odiare” in...

Love or Loyalty? A Syrian Jewish Woman Faces a Difficult Choice in ‘Leona’

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From "Romeo and Juliet” to “Titanic,” “West Side Story,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “The Notebook,” star-crossed love stories have been a staple of cinema, focusing...

Jealousy, Obsession and Thrills in Israeli Series “Losing Alice”

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These days, TV dramas made in Israel like “Shtisel,” “Srugim,” “Fauda,” “Tehran”, “False Flag” and “No Man’s Land” have become worldwide hits on streaming...

Shira Haas & Israeli Filmmakers Appear at Virtual Film Festival

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“Shtisel” and “Unorthodox” star Shira Haas discussed her latest film, the Ophir-winning (and potentially Oscar-nominated) drama “Asia” at the InFocus: Israeli Cinema film festival,...

Mayim Bialik to Guest Host ‘Jeopardy!’

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Bialik joins a group of guest hosts that includes journalist Katie Couric.

Sarah Jessica Parker to Star in ‘Sex and the City’ Revival

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There will be a new chapter in the lives of New Yorkers Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes. HBO Max is updating the...

Zac Posen, Andy Cohen Explore Jewish Ancestry on ‘Finding Your Roots’

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Designer Zac Posen and “Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen learn about their Ashkenazi Jewish heritage this month on episodes of “Finding Your...

‘Eddy’s World’ Documents the Inspirational Story of a Legendary Toymaker

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The chattering wind-up Yakity Yak teeth that made you giggle as a kid and iconic playthings like Stompers, KerPlunk, Baby Beans, Bubble Gun, Shark...

Gal Gadot Gets Real with Docuseries ‘Impact’

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Having made a huge global impact with “Wonder Woman 1984,” which racked up $118 million in ticket sales in its first week of release,...

Virtual Theater: Telling Tales of Sudden Clarity in ‘AHA Moment’

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Dictionaries define ‘aha moment’ as a moment of discovery, realization, inspiration, insight, or recognition that suddenly hit us and give us clarity. In its...

Mayim Bialik Finds Her Purr-fect Role in the Comedy Series ‘Call Me Kat’

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Based on the British series “Miranda,” the series reunites Bialik with “BBT” co-star Jim Parsons, who brought the idea to her.

Simon Cowell to Judge Israel’s ‘The X Factor’

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Music mogul Simon Cowell will be a judge on the fourth season of “The X Factor Israel,” part of the talent competition franchise he created in the U.K. and launched in the U.S in 2011.

LAJFF Previews New ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Documentary

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From Sholem Aleichem’s shtetl tales to Broadway to the movies, the iconic characters and stories in “Fiddler on the Roof” have captivated audiences—Jewish and...

Women Creating Change Benefit Promotes Middle Eastern Entertainers

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“Stand Up 4 Her: Inspiration 2020,” Women Creating Change’s second annual fundraising gala, went virtual this year, presenting a program of music, poetry, short...

‘Shtisel’ Secrets: Revelations from the Season 3 Virtual Sneak Preview

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“Shtisel,” the Israeli series about an Ultra-Orthodox family in Jerusalem’s Haredi community, has been a worldwide hit since it premiered its first season on...

Ed Asner Plays a Holocaust Survivor in ‘Tiger Within’

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The unlikely friendship between Samuel, an elderly, lonely Holocaust survivor and Casey, an angry 14-year-old runaway sex worker, is the premise of “Tiger Within.”

Michael Douglas, Seth Rogen to Play Famous—and Infamous Figures

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Michael Douglas is set to portray President Ronald Reagan in the miniseries “Reagan and Gorbachev” and Seth Rogen will play Rand Gauthier, the man who stole and leaked the infamous Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex tape in 1995.

Virtual Israel Film Festival Celebrates the Best in Israeli Cinema

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The 34th annual Israel Film Festival will present a stellar lineup of offerings this year in a virtual format.

Hanukkah Entertainment: Celebrate Virtually with Movies, Music and Other Events

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If you have an internet connection, there are fun ways to celebrate Hanukkah virtually.

‘Shtisel’ Sneak Peek: Virtual Screening and Cast Q&A

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Temple Emanu-El Streicker center has a Hanukkah present for fans of the hit Israeli series.

‘Love, Lights, Hanukkah!’: Mia Kirshner Stars in Hallmark’s Nod to the Festival of Lights

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Among the 40 new holiday movies that will premiere on Hallmark Channel this season, there’s just one that highlights Jewish tradition.

Gene Simmons, Elon Gold to Appear at Virtual Anti-Semitism Gala

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StandWithUs will present its annual Hanukkah “Festival of Lights” gala virtually this year, on Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. PST.

Gal Gadot, Adam Sandler Among MTV Film & TV Award Winners

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Several Jewish stars scored wins at the MOT MTV Film & TV Awards on Sunday.

Gal Gadot to Star in Spy Thriller ‘Heart of Stone’

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She’s set to star in “Heart of Stone,” an international spy thriller that has been described as a female take on action flick franchises like the “Mission Impossible” and James Bond movies.

Julianna Margulies Joins ‘The Morning Show’

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Julianna Margulies has joined Apple TV+’s Emmy Award winning newsroom series “The Morning Show” for its second season.

LA Jewish Film Festival Free Event: Ed Asner Narrates “The Tattooed Torah”

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On Dec. 7, the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival will present a free virtual screening of the film via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Other Israel Film Festival Streams Israeli Films Online

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The 14th annual Other Israel Film Festival goes virtual with a lineup of more than two dozen Israeli features, documentaries and shorts that will stream online from Dec. 3-10.

YIVO Institute Virtual Exhibition: “Beba Epstein”

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The exhibition encompasses over 200 artifacts and is divided into chapters about Epstein’s life.
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