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‘The Painted Bird’ a Study in Brutality

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Hanya Yanagihara’s widely acclaimed novel “A Little Life,” the critic Daniel Mendelsohn wrote in a 2015 review in The New York Review of Books,...

Reviews: Secret Life, Secret War

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Road Trip Reveals Jewish Mother’s Secrets By Sophie Panzer “All My Mother’s Lovers” Ilana Masad Dutton Although Ilana Masad’s novel “All My Mother’s Lovers” takes place in a pre-coronavirus...

Israeli Series ‘Beauty Queen of Jerusalem’ to Feature ‘Shtisel’ Star

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By Gabe Friedman Production is underway on what is being billed as one of the most ambitious Israeli TV series’ ever. “The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem,”...

ChaiFlicks, the ‘Jewish Netflix,’ is Here

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By Stephen Silver It was only a matter of time: A Jewish Netflix has arrived. That moniker is probably the best description of ChaiFlicks, a film...

8 Incredible Israeli Shows You May Not Have Heard of

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This story originally appeared on Kveller. By Brandon Schuster It’s no secret that for more than a decade now, Hollywood has turned toward Israel to look...

Critics Say Scene in Netflix Series ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Promotes Anti-Semitic Stereotype

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By Marcy Oster The Netflix superhero series “The Umbrella Academy” is being called out by critics who say it promotes anti-Semitic stereotypes. The show, based on...

Dance Piece Inspired by Children’s Art from Terezín Ghetto

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Artist House choreographer Asya Zlatina didn’t tell her dancers the inspiration behind their show “Maybe Even Higher” until they were only a few weeks...

Here Are All the Notable Jewish Emmy Nominations for 2020

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By Emily Burack Though much about the 2020 Emmy Awards ceremony is not yet known, one thing is clear: Jewish TV stars are well positioned...

Philly Faces: Songwriter Jared Feinman

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Jared Feinman, 27, was once bound for a different life. He was just a few credits shy from graduating from the University of Richmond with...

‘Somebody Feed Phil’ a Decent Distraction

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Is your Netflix — or Amazon Prime or Hulu or HBO GO or ... — queue a little forlorn these days? Now in the fifth...