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

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...

Top Children’s Books Feature a Passover Tale and 2 Coming-of-Age Debut Novels

A heartwarming and beautifully illustrated Passover tale and two poignant coming-of-age debut novels are this year’s gold medal winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Awards for the best in Jewish children’s literature.

Book Review: “I’m Not the Boss, I Just Work Here”

Sometimes, a book that is exactly what is needed right now appears. “I’m Not the Boss, I Just Work Here” is one of those books, providing much-needed relief to those suffering from depression and threatened with financial ruin due to COVID-19.

Netflix Releases Season 2 Trailer for Tiffany Haddish’s Stand Up Comedy Series ‘They Ready’

Comedian Tiffany Haddish is ready to showcase six of her favorite comedians to Netflix users in the new trailer for “They Ready” season 2.

Eric Weiner Searches for Life Lessons in ‘Socrates Express’

When Eric Weiner chronicled his latest hunt for wisdom, the adventure had lasting impact. Despite his previous titles, The Geography of Bliss, The Geography...

Book Review: ‘Sergeant Salinger’

Charyn tells his tale with a wink and nod to the biography of the real J.D. Salinger.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Yiddish Cast Sings ‘God Bless America’ on Erev Inauguration

Academy and Tony Award-winning actor, Joel Grey along with the cast of the award-winning, Off-Broadway show, “Fiddler on the Roof” in Yiddish is celebrating a new...

Shira Haas & Israeli Filmmakers Appear at Virtual Film Festival

“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!’

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

Marc Lessman on Creating Jewish Virtual Detective Show ‘Oy, Gevalt!’

Brothers Marc and Benjamin Goldenblatt are detectives working on an undercover mission when Benjamin is kidnapped by the Mafia. It’s now up to a...

Author Highlights the Horrors – and Hope – in the Spanish Inquisition in New Novel

In 2016, author Cambria Gordon, her husband and their youngest child left Los Angeles to take a yearlong sabbatical in Madrid.

Violins of Hope Debuts Virtual Musical and Theatrical Performances

The long-awaited Violins of Hope concert celebrating instruments rescued from the Holocaust and restored by father and son Amnon and Avshalom Weinstein will finally take place virtually Jan. 14.

Shechter Finds the Holiness Within the Mundane

This book sheds light on parts of the Jewish tradition that we had not sufficiently appreciated before.

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

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’

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

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...

The Hidden Meanings of Ladino Music and Poetry

These songs tell the inner story of who the Jews are for the Jews.

Gal Gadot Gets Real with Docuseries ‘Impact’

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’

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

New Book of Short Stories Reflects Contemporary Women’s Experiences

“The stories are written in a way that is relatable, honest and entertaining.” — Corie Adjmi

Book Review: ‘Sapiens: A Graphic History’

The latest manifestation of the “Sapiens” publishing enterprise is “Sapiens: A Graphic History”, a series that tells much of the same sweeping saga in comic-book format. 

Ring in the New Year with LAJFF for Premiere of Movie Musical ‘Stand!’

https://youtu.be/bhU4CsO7MFY Join the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival on New Year’s Day to catch the premiere of “Stand!”, a Romeo and Juliet love story between...

Film Director Pavel Lungin on ‘Esau’

When famed Russian director Pavel Lungin first read Esau, the 1994 novel by celebrated Israeli author Meir Shalev, its unexpected familiarity struck him. As Pavel...

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

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’

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.

A Middle-Grade Book on the 1492 Expulsion: An Interview with Gail Carson Levine

Famous for “Ella Enchanted,” author Gail Carson Levine discusses her latest book on the Spanish Inquisition.

LAJFF Previews New ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Documentary

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...

Comedian Modi Entertaining With Original Characters Throughout the Pandemic

When COVID-19 hit and everything shut down, comedian Modi turned his camera on.

Women Creating Change Benefit Promotes Middle Eastern Entertainers

“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

“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...

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