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Saturday, July 4, 2020

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Gerri Miller

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A Jewish Guide to Summer Movies

If your summer activities include multiple trips to the multiplex, this calendar of films with Jewish themes, stars and filmmakers will help you plan...

Lior Raz On ‘Fauda’s’ Return

When it premiered on Israeli TV in 2015, the drama series “Fauda” broke new ground for its portrayal of both Jews and Palestinians as...

Photographer’s Exhibit Honors Her Holocaust Survivor Father

Of the 3.3 million Jews living in Poland before World War II, only 10 percent survived the Holocaust. Photographer Hannah Kozak’s father, Sol, was...

‘Bombshell’ Delves Into the Genius and Jewish Identity of Hedy Lamarr

Actress Hedy Lamarr is best remembered as the glamorous Viennese film star who parlayed her notorious nude screen debut in “Ecstasy” into a Hollywood...

Filmmaker Explores Shoah’s Aftermath

Writer-director Jon Kean documented the harrowing experiences of six female Holocaust survivors in his 2007 documentary, “Swimming in Auschwitz.” A decade later, his sequel...

Celebrating Bernstein With Cherished Items

“Leonard Bernstein at 100,” a traveling exhibition celebrating the life and career of renowned American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, is now on view...

‘RBG’ Tells Remarkable Story of Justice Ginsburg

Her childhood friends call her Kiki. To her grandchildren, she’s Bubbe. And among social media-immersed millennials, she’s achieved pop icon status as the Notorious...

American Jews Bat for Israel in ‘Heading Home’

Every four years, 16 countries compete in the World Baseball Classic (WBC). In 2017, Israel wasn’t expected to qualify, let alone win any games....

Film Festival to Honor Hal Linden With Award

From Broadway to “Barney Miller” to his latest role in “The Samuel Project,” actor, singer and musician Hal Linden, who turned 87 in March,...

Serving Up Laughs in ‘My Son the Waiter’

It may be subtitled “A Jewish Tragedy,” but Brad Zimmerman’s one-man show “My Son the Waiter” elicits a lot more laughter than tears. The...

Exploring IDF’s Charedi Troops

According to current statistics, Charedi (ultra-Orthodox) Jews comprise 12 percent of Israel’s 6.5 million Jewish population — or about 780,000 people. Among that number,...

The Beauty of ‘Bad Jews’

Playwright Joshua Harmon’s darkly funny “Bad Jews” has been produced all over the world since its New York premiere in 2012, and was last...

It’s Our Film Fest’s Bar Mitzvah

The 13th annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival launches April 25 with more than two dozen feature, documentary and short film selections celebrating Jewish...

Emmanuelle Chriqui: Comedy With a French Twist

Emmanuelle Chriqui’s credits include many television and film dramas, “The Borgias,” “Shut Eye,” “Fort Bliss,” “Killing Jesus,” and “The Mentalist” among them. But she’s...

Celebrating the Wisdom of the Aged

When Sky Bergman began filming her 99-year-old Italian grandmother, Evelyn Riciutti, in 2012, she didn’t plan to make a documentary. She simply wanted to...

Spies Take ‘Shelter’ in Twisty Israeli Thriller

Israeli filmmaker Eran Riklis (“The Lemon Tree,” “The Syrian Bride”) read the short story “The Link” three decades ago and couldn’t forget it. He...

Israeli Actress Inbar Lavi Talks About “Imposters”

Known for her supporting roles in the television series “Gang Related,” “The Last Ship,” “Prison Break” and “Underemployed,” Israeli actress Inbar Lavi takes center...

‘One Strange Rock’ Astronaut Shares Views of Space, Judaism

Among America’s 536 astronauts who have gone to space, only a dozen have been Jewish. Jeffrey A. Hoffman is in that elite group. An...

Mark Ivanir Lives for Shady Characters

Portraying spies, thugs and other shady characters has its consequences. Just ask Mark Ivanir, whose character, Russian intelligence agent Ivan Krupin, made his final...

Lior Ashkenazi Goes International

Lior Ashkenazi, a three-time winner of an Ophir Award from the Israeli Academy of Film and Television, is a big star in Israel with...

Judd Apatow on His New Documentary and the Mystery of Shandling

When he was 16, aspiring stand-up comedian Judd Apatow interviewed comedian Garry Shandling for a high school radio show and asked him for advice....

Bar Mitzvah Open to All on Disney Teen Series

The kid-friendly Disney Channel series “Andi Mack” made history last October, when the character Cyrus Goodman revealed that he’s gay. In a recent episode...

Braff an ‘Übermensch’ in Return to TV Comedy

Best known as the star of the medical sitcom “Scrubs” from 2001 to 2010, Zach Braff has branched out as a writer, director and...

Candid Icon: Streisand Talks About Her TV Career

Barbra Streisand has 10 Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, eight Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards and a Special Tony Award for...

Jewish Actor Joshua Rush Plays Disney Channel’s First Gay, Jewish Teen

The kid-friendly Disney Channel series “Andi Mack” made history last October, when the character Cyrus Goodman revealed that he’s gay. In the show’s latest...

‘Itzhak’ Documentary Shows the Personal Side of Violin Virtuoso

Israeli classical violinist Itzhak Perlman is one of the most revered and celebrated musicians of our time. He is the recipient of 16 Grammy...

Daughter Documents the Inner Arthur Miller

Writer-director Rebecca Miller probes the creative mind of her father, the man behind such iconic plays as “All My Sons,” “The Crucible” and Pulitzer...

‘Zimmern List’ Spotlights L.A.’s Jewish Cuisine

Andrew Zimmern has eaten his way across the globe, sampling traditional, exotic and downright strange fare as the host of Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods”...

Rappaport Is Mensch-y Lawyer on ‘For the People’

Playing a defense lawyer previously in “The Good Wife” didn’t exactly prepare Ben Rappaport for his new legal role in “For the People,” Shonda...

Creator Shapiro Keeps ‘UnREAL’ Relevant

Now entering its third season on Lifetime, the critically acclaimed series “UnREAL” peels back the curtain on the behind-the-scenes drama at a reality dating...

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The Needs of Jews in Eastern Europe in the Age of COVID-19

The pandemic has emphasized the value of communal life.

German Lawmakers Denounce Israel’s Annexation Plan, Say ‘Silence Is Not an Option’

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ADL CEO Under Fire for Partnering With Sharpton in Pressing Facebook Boycott

“We have been endlessly fighting an uphill battle of anti-Semitic hatred on Facebook since our inception."

Family of Biracial Jewish Woman Set on Fire in Wisconsin Thanks Public for ‘Overwhelming Outpouring of Support’

There is now a $10,000 reward for anyone who can provide police with information that leads to the arrest of the attackers.
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