Thursday, October 29, 2020



Israel’s ‘Goalstar’ to Shoot in the UAE

Israel is bringing its hit sports reality show “Goalstar” to the United Arab Emirates, thanks to the just-signed peace treaty establishing formal ties between the countries.

Taika Waititi Prepares 2021 Projects for HBOMax, Netflix, Disney

Taika Waititi has a full plate of projects for 2021 and beyond.

‘Ozark’ Showrunner and Star Julia Garner Discuss Sin and Repentence in AJU Panel

More than 1,000 viewers attended, “What Does Ozark Teach Us About Sin and Repentance?” connecting the High Holy Days with the award-winning series.

Sacha Baron Cohen Announces Instagram Freeze to Protest Facebook’s Failure to Fight Hate

(JTA) — Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen said he will not post to his Instagram account on Wednesday in protest of parent company...

Jazz and Cooking Prodigies Potash Twins Whip Up Takeout Recipes in Food Network Kitchen App Series

They developed the 10-episode series to see if home cooks could make a recipe “equally as good if not better than” the takeout alternative.

Paul Rudd Promotes Mask-Wearing to Millennials in PSA

Actor Paul Rudd has teamed up with First We Feast and the State of New York to address the problem in a PSA video targeted at millennials.

First Sneak Peek at ‘Shtisel’ Season 3

“Shtisel” won’t return to Netflix until the new year, but judging from the sneak peek trailer released by Yes studios, it’ll be worth waiting for.

Truth, Lies and Trump: ‘The Comey Rule’ Revisits the 2016 Election

Based on former FBI Director James Comey’s autobiography, the series recounts the events leading up to the 2016 election.

Zionist Movie Club Showcases Israeli Films, Filmmakers and Stars Via Zoom

Every month, the Zionist Movie Club offers Q&A discussions via Zoom with some of the biggest names in Israeli cinema. 

‘Ruth: A Little Girl’s Journey’ Screening and Q&A with Dr. Ruth Westheimer

The animated short film was adapted from “Ask Dr. Ruth,” the award-winning 2018 Hulu documentary about sex therapist and Shoah survivor Dr. Ruth Westheimer. 

Adam Sandler to Reunite with Drew Barrymore on her Talk Show Premiere

The two will reunite will be together again on the premiere of the “The Drew Barrymore Show” on Sept. 14.

Timothy Snyder Ties Freedom to Health in ‘Our Malady’

“Health and history” is how Timothy Snyder describes the focal point of his latest book, “Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty From a Hospital Diary”...

Larry David, Amy Schumer Join Voting Comedy Special

Larry David, Amy Schumer and Susie Essman have joined Michelle Obama and ATTN:’s “VOMO: Vote of Miss Out” election comedy special, which airs Sept. 14 on ABC.

Isabel Wilkerson’s New Book ‘Caste’ Clings to the Past

Wilkerson sees her focus on caste as an X-ray, illuminating the invisible, unchanging dimensions of American life.

Bette Midler, Dan Levy Deliver Timely Confessionals in ‘Coastal Elites’

The COVID-19 pandemic, politics and the pressing social issues of our deeply divided times are front and center in “Coastal Elites,” an incisive collection...

‘Iron Dome’ Documents the Creation of Israeli Defense System

The complex saga follows the creation of the Iron Dome, how it targeted, intercepted and destroyed more than 1,200 rockets, and the aftermath.

The Struggle for a Jewish History of the Holocaust

They were most willing to confront the dark side of Jewish behavior. Dworzecki’s admonishment: “Remain Silent or tell the whole truth.”   

‘Harbor From the Holocaust’ Documents Jewish Refugees in Shanghai

20,000 Jews found sanctuary in Shanghai, China, and it’s the subject of the PBS documentary “Harbor From the Holocaust,” premiering Sept. 8. 

Comedian Iliza Schlesinger Launches Fall ‘Comedy Tailgate Tour’

Her latest standup tour will take her to nine drive-in theaters across the country on the socially distanced “Iliza’s Comedy Tailgate Tour,

David Blaine Breaks Records with Balloon Stunt

Extreme-stunt performer David Blaine entered the record books with his high-flying balloon flight on Sept. 2 ascending to 24,900 feet (4.7) miles above the Arizona desert

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ‘Create Together #WithMe’ Wins an Emmy

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt won his first Emmy Award for producing “Create Together #WithMe,” the YouTube Originals’ miniseries that he co-created and hosts. The six-episode...

Excerpt: When Natan Sharansky Met Nelson Mandela

ON FEBRUARY 11, 1990, FOUR YEARS TO THE DAY after my release, the South African government freed Nelson Mandela. He had served twenty-seven years in...

A Conversation With Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy

Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy, co-authors of “Never Alone,” spoke with Jewish Journal book editor Jonathan Kirsch via Zoom from Jerusalem.

New Memoir Reveals Natan Sharansky’s Life as a Jewish Activist

From Russia came the first pioneers of the Jewish state in modern Israel, including Chaim Weizmann, David Ben-Gurion, Ze’ev Jabotinsky and Golda Meir, all...

NYT Bestselling Author and Holocaust Survivor Edith Eger on Her Self-Help Book ‘The Gift’

A Holocaust survivor with an extraordinary story, her self-help book is titled “The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life.”

An Observant Jew Boards a Multicultural Mission to Mars in ‘Away’

The Netflix series centers on a multicultural crew of astronauts who embark on a space mission to Mars — an observant Black Jew among them.

Something for Everyone in ‘Night Archer’ Stories

We first came to know Michael Oren as a historian and the author of best-selling history books such as “Power, Faith, and Fantasy” and...

Alex Edelman on Debut Comedy Album, Anti-Semitism and ‘Saturday Night Seder’

The 31-year-old Modern Orthodox comedian and writer has been busy professionally creating a plethora of content — virtual and live. 

‘Mrs. Maisel’ Celebrates the Apollo Theater in Virtual Tribute

"A Marvelous Night at the Apollo,” celebrated the legendary venue with a one-hour special that aired virtually.

Two New Streaming Services Offer Exclusively Jewish and Israeli Programming

“The idea is not to put every Jewish film on there, but films of quality, films that are educational.

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Trump’s Jewish Outreach Point Man Makes His Pitch

Boris Epshteyn, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump and co-chair of Jewish Voices for Trump, shared the Trump campaign’s pitch to the Jewish...

Adherents to Faith-Based Diplomacy See Political Boost for Israel

The Media Line: Josh Reinstein is the author of Titus, Trump and the Triumph of Israel, a new book just out on the power of...

U.K. Labour Party Suspends Jeremy Corbyn Over Anti-Semitism Report

The United Kingdom’s Labour Party suspended former party leader Jeremy Corbyn on October 29 following the release of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s...

Officials: Visa-Free Israel-UAE Pact Historic – Although Familiar

THE MEDIA LINE — Israel and the United Arab Emirates made history last week by signing a visa exemption treaty, the first such agreement...

Two Weeks After Twitter Bans Holocaust Denial, Twitter’s CEO Says It’s Still Allowed

(JTA) — Two weeks ago, Twitter banned Holocaust denial. Or did it? The company announced earlier this month that it would ban posts that “deny or...

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