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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...
Lil Dicky

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...
John Turturro

TV Review | HBO’s ‘The Plot Against America’ Timely, Chilling

HBO will debut a new six-part miniseries beginning March 16 that’s sure to resonate with older Jewish readers, as well as those occupied and...
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Amazon’s ‘Hunters’ Sparks Controversy

Amazon released David Weil and Jordan Peele’s series “Hunters” on Feb. 21 to mixed reviews, not to mention controversy about stereotypes and invented scenes...
a screenshot from the film “Incitement”

2020 Israeli Film Festival Begins March 7

The 2020 Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia will open March 7 at the Philadelphia Film Center, with audiences able to watch films at a...
Hand holding Oscar award.

Six Jewish Moments from the 2020 Oscars

By Emily Burack / JTA When Adam Sandler was shut out of this year’s Academy Award nominations for “Uncut Gems,” the Oscars lost out on...
Kirk Douglas circa 1950.

Hollywood Icon Kirk Douglas Dies at 103

By Tom Tugend / JTA Kirk Douglas, the legendary actor who portrayed legions of tough guys and embraced his Jewish heritage later in life, died...