Posts Tagged ‘ film ’

Yitzhak Rabin Narrates His New Biopic From The Grave

May 6, 2016
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Being Dead Hasn't Stopped Rabin From Narrating His New Biopic

“I think you could say I’m an introverted person. I don’t know if I’m friendly or unfriendly.” These words, spoken by an uncharacteristically confessional Yitzhak Rabin, mark the start of Israeli Director Erez Laufer’s 2015 documentary Rabin in His Own Words, released on the 20th anniversary of the prime minister’s…

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London’s Challah Has a New, Elevating Secret Ingredient

April 28, 2016
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Grandpa’s challah has a new skunky smell, and the lines outside his London bakery door…

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Love, Marriage, and Toilet Paper: Israel’s “Wedding Doll”

April 14, 2016
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Love, Marriage and Toilet Paper: Israel’s Wedding Doll

The film Wedding Doll is set in an isolated town in Israel’s Negev Desert. Hagit…

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A Jewish Mother-Daughter Relationship Like No Other

April 4, 2016
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In a telling scene midway through Emmy award-winning…

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A 1963 French Detective Holocaust Novel Gets a New Life

February 23, 2016
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A little remembered 1963 French detective novel by…

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An Extraordinary But Little-Known Jewish Filmmaker Explores the Nature of Cinema

January 29, 2016
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An Extraordinary But Little-Known Jewish Filmmaker Explores the Nature of Cinema

Brooklyn-born avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs has been testing…

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“Son of Saul” Has Gone and Changed Holocaust Films Forever

December 18, 2015
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Opening Today, "Son of Saul" Changes Holocaust Films Forever

Son of Saul, Hungarian director Laszlo Nemes’s powerful…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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