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...

Why Is ‘Three Identical Strangers’ Not a Jewish Story?

By ROKHL KAFRISSEN This article originally appeared on Alma. In 2005 a miracle happened in Israel, albeit with a technological assist. Sisters Hana Katz and Klara Bleier were reunited 61 years after being separated in...

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...

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...

‘Who Will Write Our History’ Shows Resistance, Tragedy of Warsaw Ghetto

By Dr. Alex Sternberg Everyone who has studied even a little about the Holocaust has heard of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. About 40,000 desperate Jews decided to revolt. We know...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — An 8-year-old boy who reportedly is a descendant of a prominent Hasidic rabbi died in a boating accident in New York. The...

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