Tova du Plessis is a short, white woman with short hair and bangs wearing a pink t-shirt working in an industrial kitchen, holding a large mixing bowl.

Essen Pastry Chef Tova du Plessis ‘Beat Bobby Flay’

Pastry chef Tova du Plessis has kept a secret for more than two years. At the end of 2019, du Plessis, owner of the South...

Cartman Converts to Judaism on ‘South Park,’ After Decades of Tormenting Jews

One of television’s most notorious cartoon antisemites is now an Orthodox rabbi.

‘Shrink Next Door’ Looks for Breakthroughs

The Hippocratic Oath is a Greek text that every physician and medical professional takes when beginning their career. It’s a promise to “do no...

Susie Essman Talks ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’

On the wall of Susie Essman’s powder room hangs a giant portrait of herself.

A Black American Became a Basketball Star in Israel in the 1970s. ‘Aulcie’ Tells...

To Israelis who were around in the 1970s and ’80s, Aulcie Perry was “Michael Jordan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar rolled into one,” the viewer is told in the documentary “Aulcie.” 
On the left, an animated Arno White, a young Jewish soldier with dark brown hair, is wearing headphones listening to tapes of Nazi interrogations. On the right is the real life photo of him doing the same.

‘Camp Confidential’ Asks If Ends Justify Means

When Arno Mayer joined the Army in 1944 after fleeing France from Nazi clutches, he expected to exact revenge on the regime later responsible...

Jewish Actor Paul Rudd Is ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ for 2021

Paul Rudd, the Jewish movie star whose original family name was Rudnitsky, was named People magazine’s “sexiest man alive” in 2021.
A Palestinian man with short, dark hair and full beard wearing a white t-shirt is standing in front of a large field and border wall.

Film Fest Returns In-Person With New Mission

Those missing the buttery taste of movie theater popcorn finally have the chance to nosh on their favorite cinema snacks once more, as in-person...

Two New Documentaries About Oct. 27 Focus on Community, Not Hate

Patrice O’Neill — a documentarian working on a film about the Oct. 27 shooting in Pittsburgh — knows the value of a story.
Mel Brooks, a then-young white man with slicked back hair wearing a white shirt and tie, is holding a cup of coffee to his lips and looking at the camera. The picture is black and white.

‘The Automat’ to Show at Philadelphia Film Festival

At the Horn & Hardart Automat, a customer could obtain a cup of coffee by sliding a nickel into a thin brass slot and...