Category: News

Why is a festival of Israeli film fighting for censorship in London?

From the Spectator The bid to ban men from seeing The Gift of Fire sets a very dangerous precedent indeed You might think that Jews, faced with a relentless campaign to ban their culture, would think once, twice, a hundred times, about instituting bans themselves. After they had thought about...

7 strange Jewish jokes that prove ‘New Girl’ is the anti-‘Seinfeld’

From Jewish Telegraphic Agency Fans like to call “Seinfeld” one of the most-Jewish sitcoms of all time, even though it makes so few explicitly Jewish references. In that regard, the successful Fox sitcom “New Girl,” which stars Zooey Deschanel and will start its fifth season Jan. 5, is a foil...

Crowdsource: Seders & Cigars – A History of Jews in Tampa

“Seders & Cigars” will weave together a series of interviews with the descendants of the founding Jewish families of Tampa, as well as with other members of the community, to bring this important and unique narrative to life and preserve it for future generations. Filming is set to begin in...

Job: UK Jewish Film: Film Programmer

Line managing: Programming Intern(s), FilmLab Intern(s), Programming Group Salary range: £30-32,000 per annum Hours: Full time Monday to Friday 9.30am-5.30pm. Some flexibility required for evening and weekend work/attendance at festivals/events Key job purpose: The delivery of a diverse, appealing, innovative and high quality international film programme in line with the...

Jewish Studies video streaming – must-have documentaries from FILM PLATFORM

Received via email: FILM PLATFORM is a new educational film provider, based in Tel Aviv and working with libraries, schools and universities across the world to connect them with an unmatched collection of documentary films. We have just launched an essential collection of Jewish Studies titles, now available via streaming. These...

Podcast: Last of the Red Hot Mamas: The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

The newest episode of The Book of Life podcast, hosted by librarian Heidi Estrin, features an interview with filmmakers and authors Sue & Lloyd Ecker, who have taken their fascination with major 20th century entertainer Sophie Tucker to the big screen and into the pages of a “fictional memoir.” You...

Fall TV’s new shows rely on Old Testament motifs

Ruthless Viewing Fall TV’s new shows, including Of Kings and Prophets, American Horror Story: Hotel and the mega-hit Empire, rely on Old Testament motifs During this time, networks puts forth their new shows and, in most cases, they’ll soon be handed a swift and terrible verdict: cancellation. It’s solemn, it’s...

2 Jewish-themed films submitted for Oscars

From JWeekly.com Two films involving unusual Jewish characters have been submitted as Oscar entries. “Félix et Meira,” about a love affair between a French-speaking Quebecer and a young Hassidic Jewish mother, is Canada’s entry for the Academy Award’s best foreign-language film. Israel’s entry is “Baba Joon,” the story of familial...