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A still from “Picture of His Life”

Gershman Film Fest Marks First Independent Year

For the first time in its 39-year history, the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival — also known as Fall Fest — will take place...
Sacha Baron Cohen in ‘The Spy'

Review | Sacha Baron Cohen’s New Show Is a By-the-Book Tale

In one of the rare moments in “The Spy” that aspires to a little bit more than a straightforward spy drama — a perfectly...
Abbi Jacobson and Andrea Helfrich

‘Broad City’ Creator Abbi Jacobson Talks About Ending Show

Abbi and Ilana are two young Jewish women. They’re best friends, living in New York City and going on wacky adventures. One day, they might...
Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo has dinner with Taika Waititi as imaginary Hitler and Scarlett Johansson as his mother

Film Review | ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Hits … and Misses

There’s a tradition of making fun of Hitler and the Nazis that dates to World War II — Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” opened...
Michael Stuhlbarg as Larry Gopnik in "A Serious Man"

On the 10th Anniversary of ‘A Serious Man,’ Rabbis Share Their Thoughts

By Stephen Silver / JTA It’s well known that the celebrated filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen come from a Jewish family in St. Louis Park,...
microphone against a blurred background

Emmys 2019: That ‘Step out of Line’ Speech and Other Jewish Moments

By Emily Burack / JTA After winning an Emmy Award for the second straight year, Alex Borstein of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel movingly dedicated this...
Eli Beer standing with Shtisel cast members and moderator sitting

‘Shtisel’ Stars Head to Philly for Discussion About the Show

American Jews are in the midst of a delayed-release love affair with the Israeli drama Shtisel, which ran on television in the Holy Land...
Synagogue interior

‘SHIVTEI: Lost & Found’ Explores Story of The Little Shul

At one time, South Philadelphia was home to more than 150 rowhouse synagogues, but about 12 years ago it almost lost the last example...

Editor Goes From Akiba to ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’

Because it’s not actually a crime — and even if it were, the statute of limitations surely would have expired by now — Fred...
Eleanor Roosevelt

Film Examines Eleanor Roosevelt’s Efforts to Save Holocaust Refugees

By Eliana Rudee In 1940, a passenger cargo ship called the SS Quanza left the port of Lisbon carrying several hundred Jewish refugees to freedom....