‘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...

Remembering the Rabbis, Pioneers and Innovators We Lost in 2020

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — There’s no way to tally all whom we lost in 2020, a year when we mourned even our ability to carry out time-tested rituals of grief. Among...

Bill Maher defends Israel on his HBO show: ‘You can’t learn history from Instagram’

(JTA) — Bill Maher spent nearly 10 minutes of his HBO talk show Friday night defending Israel, bringing up ancient Jewish history and showing comparative maps of the state...

Remembering Choice Jewish Moments on Jeopardy!

(JTA) — Alex Trebek, the beloved baritone host of “Jeopardy!,” died of pancreatic cancer Sunday at 80. In his 36 years as host of the immensely popular game show, Trebek...

A Year After Premiere of Who Will Write Our History, Nancy Spielberg Reflects

  By Michele Justic The last time 5TJT interviewed Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History had not yet made its grand premiere on International Holocaust Remembrance Day to audiences across...

Antisemitism Examined as Social Virus in New PBS Documentary

(J. The Jewish News of Northern California) — Any person who follows the news knows that antisemitism is on the rise around the world. As it has spread, so...

Jewish Day School Teacher Turns Chai Into $50,000 on Jeopardy!

(JTA) — Astute viewers could find plenty of signs during the recent “Jeopardy!” Teachers Tournament that one leading contestant had some Jewish bona fides. There was the fact that Meggie...

Jewish Life Television Honored By APA Society for Media Psychology & Technology

  The American Psychological Association’s Society for Media Psychology & Technology has awarded Jewish Life Television/JLTV its annual News Media Recognition Award. JLTV received this honor in connection with a...

‘Schitt’$ Creek’ Sets an Emmy Record

The Jerusalem Post At the Emmy Awards ceremony, which was held in Los Angeles on Sunday night, German director Maria Schrader won for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series or...

HBO Max to Air Yom Kippur War Drama ‘Valley of Tears’

BY CURT SCHLEIER (JTA) — HBO Max has bought the rights to “Valley of Tears,” a drama about the 1973 Yom Kippur War that is being touted as Israel’s biggest budget...
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