Disney’s Princess Rebeca a Win for Representation

This article originally appeared on Kveller. BY SARAH AROESTE When Disney first announced that it would be airing a Hanukkah episode of its popular series “Elena of Avalor” featuring a Latina Jewish princess, the Jewish internet was abuzz...

‘Prisoners of War’ Named NY Times’ Top International Series Pick

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli television series that was remade in the United States as “Homeland” took the No. 1 spot on The New York Times list of the 30...

Philanthropist Phil Rosen Joins Menachem Begin Film Project

Phil Rosen, philanthropist and partner at Weil, Gotshal, & Manges LLP, will be an executive producer for Hidden Light Institute’s upcoming documentary project on Menachem Begin, a film that...

Interview With ‘Who Will Write Our History’ Producer Roberta Grossman

By Michele Justic first published January 2019 In honor of Yom Hashoah, the Peninsula Public Library will participate in the 2019 Global Screening Event of "Who Will Write Our History," based...

Jewish American Heritage Month Recognizes Illustrators

Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is a national commemoration of the contributions that Americans Jews have made to the fabric of our nation's history, culture, and society. The theme for May...

Mel Gibson to Play ‘Rothchild’ in Upcoming Film

By GABE FRIEDMAN - JTA Shia LaBeouf and Mel Gibson will star in “Rothchild,” a dark comedy about New York’s super rich. LaBeouf plays Becket Rothchild, who was cast out from the family. As...

Documentary on Dr. Ruth Delves Into Her Holocaust Past

BY CURT SCHLEIER (JTA) — Judging by all the media attention, the world loves short Jewish women named Ruth. One of them, Ruth Westheimer — better known as the renowned sex...

Nancy Spielberg: Turning The Lens On Ourselves

By Michele Justic first published January 2019 Editor's note: In honor of Yom Hashoah, the Peninsula Public Library will participate in the 2019 Global Screening Event of "Who Will Write Our...

Maxwell House Offers ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Haggadah

(JTA) — Real life tradition and television nostalgia collide in a collaboration between the venerable Maxwell House Haggadah and the hit Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” The coffee company is...

A Jewish Guide to the 2019 Oscars

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — The Oscars are a mess. Hollywood’s biggest night still does not have a host, with Kevin Hart withdrawing over past homophobic tweets. That seemed to have reminded...
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