Posts Tagged ‘ film ’

When Jews and Gangsta Rappers Feud

August 13, 2015
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Why These Gangsta Rappers Feuded With Their Jewish Manager

The long-awaited biopic Straight Outta Compton about the meteoric rise and fall of the gangsta rap group N.W.A. opens today and depicts, among other things, the band’s dispute with their unscrupulous Jewish manager, Jerry Heller, played sympathetically by Paul Giamatti. The film depicts how, after Ice Cube quit N.W.A. over…

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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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The Sordid Nazi History Behind This Famous Klimt Painting

July 14, 2015
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Painted by Klimt, Stolen by the Nazis, and Finally Recovered

Maria Altmann’s story has all the hallmarks of a great thriller: stolen famous art, tight-fisted…

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Where Teenage Love is Anything But Ordinary

June 23, 2015
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Best known as a columnist, novelist, and writer…

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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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Painter Marc Chagall’s Fantastical Life, On Screen

June 10, 2015
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Painter Marc Chagall's Fantastical Life, in a New Movie

Marc Chagall’s fraught, fantastic life began at birth.…

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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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Watch Emma Goldman’s Radical Life, 75 Years After Her Death

May 13, 2015
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Honor Emma Goldman and the 75th anniversary of…

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Tonight! New Film Tells the Real Story Behind Hitchcock’s Holocaust Footage

January 26, 2015
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For the 70th anniversary of the liberation of…

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The Holocaust Survivor of East Harlem

January 20, 2015
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The Holocaust Survivor of East Harlem

Like Peter O’Toole’s portrayal of Lawrence a few…

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