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Passover Greetings from the Cast of ‘Shtisel’ (Video)

By Marcy Oster / JTA The cast of the hit Israeli drama “Shtisel,” which has become a worldwide sensation, released a video of Passover greetings from...
On April 2, Asya Zlatina’s dance group released a video titled “Carry On.” The dance video consists of nine dancers filmed separately from their homes.

Philly’s Jewish Arts Community Survives, Even Thrives Online

The National Museum of Jewish American History filed for bankruptcy last month — then things got worse, not just there, but for everyone. All of...
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Adam Sandler Performs New ‘Quarantine Song’

By Marcy Oster / JTA Forget about “The Chanukah Song.” Actor Adam Sandler’s latest earworm is a tribute to doctors and nurses and an exhortation for...
Simon (Josh Howie) tries to flirt with Ruth (Rachel Gaffin) as Paul (Tim Downie) observes.

TV Review | Unforced Errors Trip Up Amazon’s ‘The Jewish Enquirer’

Reviewing a sitcom about a Jewish newspaper presents a challenge for those who work at Jewish newspapers. These critics must question whether they are laughing...
Susie Green, wife of Larry’s best friend Jeff (all three pictured here), is Larry’s antagonist-in-chief, and vice versa.

Three Picks for Passover in Film, TV

At Passover, we recall the 10 plagues, recite the four questions, have two seders and leave one cup empty for Elijah. And now, here are...
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TV Review | Netflix’s ‘Unorthodox’ Scratches ‘Shtisel’ Itch

You’re at home, stuck in isolation from COVID-19 and, worst of all, just ran out of “Shtisel” episodes to binge. Luckily, “Unorthodox” scratches a...
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TV Review | Lil Dicky Makes Move to Small Screen

The rapper Lil Dicky — born Dave Burd — is a product of Cheltenham High School and Camp Kweebec, and is surely the most...
Batya Levine sings in front of a crowd.

‘Jewish Spiritual Renewal Folk’ Album Recorded in Philly

One way Batya Levine describes her music is as an Ashkenazi sound mixed with queer folk medicine songs. Another is as a means of...
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Book Review | Jewish Farmers in Totally Unexpected Places

“Still” Rebecca E. Bender and Kenneth M. Bender North Dakota State University Press “Still” traces a multigenerational Jewish family who fled Odessa for North Dakota where they...
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Book Review | ‘Young Heroes of the Soviet Union’

“Young Heroes of the Soviet Union” Alex Halberstadt Random House It’s appropriate that Alex Halberstadt’s new memoir, “Young Heroes of the Soviet Union,” is shaped in many...