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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...
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Netflix Series ‘Nisman’ Tells Story of AMIA Bombing Investigator

“Nisman: The Prosecutor, the President and the Spy” begins with a series of images and sounds: An aerial view of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Documents....
Terry Gross and Sabin Streeter

‘Fresh Air’ Host Terry Gross Appears on ‘Finding Your Roots’

What do radio host Terry Gross, actor Jeff Goldblum and actor/podcaster Marc Maron have in common? Not much, but a linking thread was unveiled in...
Quentin Tarantino

Golden Globes 2020: Quentin Tarantino Speaks Hebrew and Other Jewish Moments

By Gabe Friedman / JTA As always, the Golden Globes was a coming together of some of Hollywood’s biggest Jewish talents. There weren’t many Jewish award...
Adam Sandler in Uncut Gems

Adam Sandler’s Performance in ‘Uncut Gems’ Is Oscar-Worthy

You’ve seen Chanukah-time Adam Sandler before, but never like this. Actually, though the latest from the Safdie brothers, Josh and Benny, opened nationally on Christmas...
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Local Jewish Mobsters Make Appearances in ‘The Irishman’

By Emily Burack / JTA Warning: Mild spoilers follow. “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s latest organized crime epic, recently became streamable on Netflix. Even if the significant digital...
Tony Shalhoub plays Abe Weissman and Marin Hinkle portrays his wife, Rose

Tony Shalhoub on Playing the Jewish Dad in ‘Mrs. Maisel’

On a recent snowy afternoon, Tony Shalhoub is drinking tea in a room at the Whitby Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. He’s in the midst...
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Chanukah on the Silver Screen: How Media Makes a Holiday

This holiday season, the Hallmark Channel added two movies with Jewish characters to its lineup. And that won’t be the only new milestone this winter...
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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...