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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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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.

Other Israel Film Festival Streams Israeli Films Online

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.

Talking with Maya Batash About “Talking With God”

Maya Batash was grappling with personal issues when she first ventured to Uman, the renowned burial place of the 18th century mystic and kabbalist,...

A Dutch Jew Investigates Nazi-Stolen Art in ‘The Last Vermeer’

Like the fact-based historical dramas “Woman in Gold” and “The Monuments Men,” about priceless art treasures stolen by the Nazis, “The Last Vermeer” has...

French Jazz Group Works with Businesses to Perform Live During Pandemic

Los Angeles based French jazz group Paris Chansons used to perform live around the world. Then the pandemic hit. Despite the global restrictions, the...

Felder Channels Debussy in One-Man Show

Hershey Felder, Canada’s gift to the world’s stage as actor, musician and playwright, is returning --online-- to Los Angeles on Nov. 22 in “A...

Rachel Bloom to be Honored at Benefit for Israeli Youth

Rachel Bloom will receive the Life Saver Award from ELEM, a nonprofit aiding youth in distress in Israel, at its Hats off to Heroes...

A Mystery Unfolds as the Syrian Civil War Rages in ‘No Man’s Land’

After the Arab Spring, when anti-regime protests erupted and ISIS gained a foothold in Northern Syria amid the chaos, a full-scale civil war consumed...

‘Making the Case’ Reveals Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Handbag Collection

The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was known for her collection of fancy lace collars that she wore with her black robes....

Hitler’s Killing of Followers Seen as Holocaust Prelude

One crucial date in the gory tale of the Führer’s reign was the night of June 30 to July 1, 1934, when Hitler proved that there was no limit to his blood thirst as he ordered the murder of up to one thousand old comrades and once devoted followers.

Tiffany Haddish Attends ‘The Afterparty’ with Other MOTs

Tiffany Haddish has added the murder-mystery comedy series “The Afterparty” to her long list of upcoming projects. She’ll play a detective tasked with solving...

Shira Haas, ‘Asia’ Win Israel’s Ophir Awards

The mother-daughter drama “Asia” was named Best Picture at the Israeli Academy of Film and Television’s Ophir Awards, automatically becoming Israel’s entry in the...

‘Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles’ Documentary to Premiere on PBS

“Fiddler on the Roof,” about life in a Jewish shtetl in Czarist Russia adapted from Sholem Aleichem’s short stories, is still a hot property,...

Acclaimed Filmmakers Talk Polish Jewish Narratives in Upcoming Webinar

Filmmaker Roberta Grossman (“Who Will Write Our History”) will join Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland (“Europa Europa") for a webinar co-hosted by Taube Center Warsaw...

‘Oslo’ Drama Underway from Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt

Steven Spielberg, Mark Platt and David Litvak are bringing the J.T. Rogers’ Tony Award-winning play “Oslo,” about the 1993 Israeli-Palestinian Peace Accords, to HBO....

‘Valley of Tears’ Tells Harrowing Stories of the 1973 Yom Kippur War

As Yom Kippur began in 1973, attacks by Syria and Egypt took Israel by surprise, launching a 19-day war in which more than 10,000...

RespectAbility, Ruderman Foundation Joins Disability Activists in Condemning ‘The Witches’ Movie

Organizations have said the use of physical impairments in the characters’ hands in the movie is not only offensive but can have damaging consequences.

Sophia Loren Plays a Holocaust Survivor in ‘The Life Ahead’

In her first feature film since “Nine” in 2009, screen legend Sophia Loren plays a Holocaust survivor who takes in motherless children in “The...

Mandy Patinkin Sings ‘God Bless America’ in Yiddish for Election Day

In a final attempt to get out the vote on Election Day, Jewish performer, mensch and activist Mandy Patinkin serenaded a group of virtual...

Scarlett Johansson Marries, Will Play ‘Bride’

Scarlett Johansson married ‘Saturday Night Live’ Weekend Update host Colin Jost the weekend of October 26 in an intimate ceremony attended by immediate family...

Paul Reiser’s ‘There’s Johnny!’ Goes Backstage at Carson’s ‘Tonight Show’

Actor Paul Reiser (“Mad About You,” “Stranger Things,” “The Kominsky Method”) takes viewers behind the scenes at “The Tonight Show” in the comedy series...

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom Set to Write *NSYNC Movie Musical

Rachel Bloom is transitioning from a crazy ex-girlfriend to *NSYNC super-fan. The Golden Globe and Emmy winner tweeted Oct. 29 that she will be...

‘TrueFuture Israel’ Showcases Israeli People, Places and Cutting-Edge Tech Innovations

While Israel is widely known for its rich history and culture, it has also become a leading center of health and medical technology, developing...

Oscar Isaac to Play Jewish Superhero

Oscar Isaac, who portrayed an Israeli Mossad agent in “Operation Finale” in 2018, will star in the Disney+ series “Moon Knight” as a Jewish...

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