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5 movies to cap Jewish American Heritage Month

By Adam Reinherz The story of American Jewry traces its origins to 23 Jewish refugees who arrived in the present-day port of New York City...
Beanie Feldstein as “Fanny Brice”

‘Funny Girl’ snubbed, but ‘Lehman’ stock rises, in Tony nominations

By Andrew Lapin Some of the biggest Jewish names on Broadway weren’t shining so bright in this year’s Tony nominations. The much-anticipated revival of “Funny Girl,”...
Ben Foster plays Harry Haft in “The Survivor"

HBO’s ‘The Survivor’ asks a profound question

By Jarrad Saffren How powerful is a reason to live? That is the question that animates Jewish director Barry Levinson’s new movie, “The Survivor,” released...
Joshua Cohen

Joshua Cohen’s satirical novel ‘The Netanyahus’ wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction

By Andrew Silow-Carroll The 2022 Pulitzer Prize in fiction went to “The Netanyahus,” a scathing, satirical novel by Brooklyn writer Joshua Cohen that imagines a...
Norman Jewison and Chaim Topol

A movie about how ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ became a movie

By Andrew Lapin Despite his name, Norman Jewison, the director of the 1971 film adaptation of “Fiddler on the Roof,” is not Jewish. The 95-year-old Jewison...
The Guy Mintus Trio

Musical performance to mark Yom HaZikaron, Yom Ha’atzmaut

By Jillian Diamond Here to celebrate some upcoming Jewish holidays with a musical performance are the Guy Mintus Trio, who plan to perform at The...
Bird's Head Haggdah

Holocaust victim heirs sue Israel Museum over rare medieval Haggadah

By Asaf Shalev One family of reunited Holocaust survivors has filed a lawsuit to reclaim a 700-year-old Haggadah that they say was lost to them...
The cast of CODA

Oscars 2022: The most memorable Jewish moments

By Andrew Lapin The Oscars went on as usual Sunday night — although you wouldn’t know it from the morning-after conversation. A violent altercation between...
person wearing mask

Unmasking the origins of Purim costumes

By Sasha Rogelberg A hot dog, an emoji and Superman walk into a synagogue — and there’s no punchline. It’s the reality for Allan Rosenblatt,...
John Boyne

‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’ is getting a sequel

By Andrew Lapin A best-selling children’s novel that the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum has said “should be avoided by anyone who studies or teaches about...