‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’s’ Lainie Kazan Is The World’s Most Famous Jewish ‘Greek’ Mama

From Forward: We have already established that “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” is the story of basically every Jewish family everywhere. But did you know that the movie’s heart and soul is actually Jewish? Lainie Kazan brings a familiar nudgey, yet loving, maternal character to life in Maria Portokalos that can only be played by … Read more

Miley Cyrus and Woody Allen are going to make art together—for America

From Tablet Magazine The cast has been announced for Woody Allen’s long-in-the-works six-episode television project for Amazon Studios (Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, and The Man in the High Castle), and boy, does it have people you’d never expect to see in the same room together. Most notable is the pairing of frequent Allen collaborator … Read more

Hollywood’s Last Survivors

From the Hollywood Reporter Seventy years ago, the Holocaust ended. Only 11 people who lived through it remain from the world of entertainment. Now, in gripping video testimonials, Oscar winners, actors, Dr. Ruth and even Judy Garland’s hairstylist tell their personal stories, filled with hope and horror, one last time as their themes of genocide, … Read more

Daniel Radcliffe’s Patronus Charm Is His Bubbe

From Forward Jewish Harry Potter star, Daniel Radcliffe, answered some very intimate questions in an interview with Playboy and guess what was the last Jewish thing the star did — he visited his grandmother! “Does that count? My mum’s Jewish; my dad is Protestant. We were terrible Jews. If she goes to someone else’s house … Read more

Israeli Film Director Visiting Emory As Artist In Residence

Eran Riklis has forged an international reputation as clear-eyed cinematic observer of life in Israel and the Middle East. Most recently, the director of such films as “Cup Final,” “The Syrian Bride” and “Lemon Tree” has tackled the issue of the Palestinian experience in Israel in “Dancing Arabs,” which was shown at the Atlanta Jewish … Read more