Wednesday, May 12, 2021



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...

Israeli Reality Star Asaf Goren on Performing New Song with Boy George

On December 19th Boy George, the lead singer of Culture club and Israeli artist Asaf Goren, 29, will go on stage and perform their song “Rainbow in the Dark” at London Wembley Stadium.

Ed Asner Plays a Holocaust Survivor in ‘Tiger Within’

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

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.

Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas

Almost all popular Christmas songs are the works of Jewish composers and writers.

Virtual Israel Film Festival Celebrates the Best in Israeli Cinema

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

HSM Series’ Julia Lester, Larry Saperstein Perform Classics for Disney+ Holiday Special

We’re all in this together this holiday season because Disney+ is gifting us with a Hanukkah “High School Musical" crossover.

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

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

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

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

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

Potash Twins Provide Tips to Tackle Hanukkah Recipes

The “Takeout Twins” hosts are sharing their skills so young people can learn to cook Jewish staples at home.

‘Jewish-American’ Streaming Service Jewzy.TV Launches in Time for the Holidays

Each month Jewzy subscribers can enjoy more than 100 Jewish titles spanning various genres including comedy, thrillers, documentaries, comedy specials and dramas.

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

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

Twenty of the Best 2020 (Non-Holiday) Jewish Books for Kids

Here’s a list of excellent 2020 books that we hope will not be overlooked due to shuttered schools, libraries and bookstores.

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

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

‘Hamilton’s’ Daveed Diggs Writes a Hanukkah Song About Puppies for Disney Channel

Tony and Grammy award-winner Daveed Diggs, known for his roles as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, in the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” released...

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

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.

The Show Must Go On, Come Hell, High Water — Or Coronavirus

Two British theater companies have managed to bring their latest collaboration, “The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk,” to home audiences around the world.

Julianna Margulies Joins ‘The Morning Show’

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”

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

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