Posts Tagged ‘ documentaries ’

The Hilarious Making of “Wet Hot American Summer”

August 18, 2015
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The Hilarious Making of "Wet Hot American Summer"

  It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 15 years since David Wain and Michael Showalter created the cult-classic, Wet Hot American Summer – a campy comedy about Jewish camp life. They cast some of the most talented, hilarious people – Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo – and let…

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The Jewish Visionary Behind a Southern Black School Movement

August 11, 2015
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The Jewish Visionary Behind Revolutionary Rural Black Schools

Julius Rosenwald might be the biggest American Jewish philanthropist you’ve never heard of. Aviva Kempner’s…

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A Rabbi (and Movie) for All Your Sexual Hangups

August 4, 2015
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A Rabbi (and Movie) for All Your Sexual Hangups

“You think a rabbi could teach you anything about sex?” asks director Ricardo Adler. It’s…

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Yolande, The Egyptian Woman Who Spied For Israel

July 21, 2015
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The Egyptian Woman Who Spied For Israel

Gone are the days, it seems, when one…

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The Penniless Immigrant Behind a Hot Dog Empire

July 17, 2015
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The Penniless Immigrant Behind a Hot Dog Empire

Coney Island is famous for its seashores, sideshows,…

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The Amy Winehouse Tracks No One Will Ever Hear

July 8, 2015
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The Amy Winehouse Tracks No One Will Ever Hear

The new documentary Amy offers a heartbreaking look…

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Bawdy and Blonde, the Outrageous Sophie Tucker

July 6, 2015
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Bawdy and Blonde, the Outrageous Sophie Tucker

Long before Lady Gaga was pulling down her…

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The Only Leonard Nimoy Documentary You’ll Ever Need to Fund

June 29, 2015
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The Only Leonard Nimoy Documentary You'll Ever Need

Did you know that Spock’s Vulcan salute was…

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The Little-Known History of Ecuadorian Jews

June 18, 2015
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The Little-Known History of Ecuadorian Jews

Every immigration has its adjustments, but for the…

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The Israeli-American Obsessed With Lying

June 4, 2015
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“The bigger brain, the larger the capacity to…

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Gay & Arab in Tel Aviv

June 3, 2015
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On Being Gay & Arab in Tel Aviv

“Gay Israelis say, ‘You don’t feel accepted here?…

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Dance Party for Buchenwald Survivors!

May 27, 2015
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Dance Party for Buchenwald Survivors!

Every year, a group of Buchenwald concentration camp…

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