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Posts Tagged ‘ film ’

Up Close and Personal With a Traveling Moyl

July 15, 2014
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Up Close and Personal with a Traveling Moyl

Not every ritual circumciser, or moyl in Yiddish, starts out dreaming of performing brises all week. David Bolnick, a mohel living in the Seattle area, worked at Microsoft for many years before he quit to become a full time bris-giver. In the documentary Moyl, you can watch as Bolnick goes about his business—bringing new baby boys…

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Single, Pregnant, and Rabbi

July 9, 2014
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Single, Pregnant, and Rabbi

Julie Greenberg was a single lesbian in Reconstructionist rabbinical school in the eighties, and she was ready to…

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How to Score a Yiddish Date in 1940s NYC

July 3, 2014
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How to Score a Yiddish Date in 1940s NYC

Long before JDate parodies, Yiddish cinema was poking fun of Jewish assimilation, values both “traditional” and “American,”…

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The Swedish Nazi Film You’ll Want to See

June 27, 2014
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The Swedish Nazi Film You'll Want to See

In The Last Sentence, by Swedish director Jan…

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An Israeli Film Popping With Lipstick and Guns

June 11, 2014
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Policeman

Shirtless men on bicycles, male bonding, gender relations,…

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A New Romantic Comedy for the Manhattan Jewish Set

May 14, 2014
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putzel

“There are two types of people in the…

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A Polish Nun Finds Her Jewish Roots

May 1, 2014
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ida1

What happens when a young Polish aspiring nun…

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The Quirky Film That’s Saving an Italian Synagogue

April 30, 2014
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italian-synagogue

A new indie Italian comedy will change the…

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When Dr. Mengele Moved to Argentina

April 28, 2014
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the-german-doctor

When Adolf Eichmann was captured by the Mossad in Argentina,…

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The Lesbian Flick Banned by the Nazis

March 27, 2014
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Mädchen-in-Uniform

Quick, a riddle: Who wouldn’t love a lesbian…

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The Oldest Holocaust Survivor in the World

February 27, 2014
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The Oldest Holocaust Survivor in the World

What’s it like to be born twice and…

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2014: The Year “Fiddler” Turns 50

January 1, 2014
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fiddler on the roof

Was there ever a real-life shtetl as joyful,…

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