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Film

  • Albany Center to screen ‘God’s Slave’ on Feb. 25

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    ALBANY–“ God’s Slave,” will be screened at the Albany Jewish Community Center, on Saturday, Feb. 25, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany at 7 p.m.  The 2013 drama, which won multiple awards, is based on the 1994 bombings that took place in Buenos Aires. It follows Ahmed, an Arab terrorist, and David, an Israeli secret agent, who are both motivated by personal tragedies, as […]
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  • How a bat mitzvah helped inspire a ‘Good Girls Revolt’

    By jwadmin on November 30, 2016
    By LINDA BUCHWALD NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Men were writers and women were researchers. That’s the way it was when Lynn Povich and 45 of her colleagues at Newsweek decided to take a stand. In 1970, the women banded together and became the first women in the media to file a lawsuit on the grounds of sex discrimination — […]
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  • Holocaust film at Temple Sinai to present fable to challenge viewers

    By jwadmin on November 30, 2016
    SARATOGA SPRINGS – “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” will be screened by the Saratoga Jewish Community Arts at Temple Sinai, 509 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, on Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. The film program will also include an audience discussion and dessert reception. “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” is a fable told through the voice of a […]
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  • Ben Stiller reveals prostate cancer diagnosis

    By jwadmin on October 13, 2016
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –American actor and comedian Ben Stiller revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago. Due to early detection Stiller, 50, was able to undergo treatment for the disease and has been cancer-free since, he said in an interview on SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show” on Oct. 4. He published an essay about his […]
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  • In “Blazing Saddles,’ Gene Wilder helped recall a fading black-Jewish alliance

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2016
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Last year I joined some 3,000 people at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark for a wide-screen showing of Mel Brooks’ 1974 Western parody “Blazing Saddles.” In the onstage interview that followed, Brooks, then 89, was beside himself in his delight at sharing his 42-year-old comedy with a real live audience. There was only one awkward […]
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  • Natalie Portman learns to sound like an Israeli for her new film

    By jwadmin on August 24, 2016
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – While making the film “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” Natalie Portman had to put her palm in front of her mouth, repeat Hebrew words and feel how the air hit her skin. If Portman felt her breath, it meant she was saying the words in an Israeli accent—or something close to it. […]
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  • Why Gal Gadot is Israel’s real-life Wonder Woman

    By jwadmin on August 3, 2016
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY(JTA) – Israel’s famously partisan papers found something to agree on: They all love Gal Gadot. Israel Hayom, the Sheldon Adelson-funded right-wing daily, called her a “woman of valor.” Walla, a popular news website, suggested that if Israelis were tired of her, they might as well “move to another news item, site or planet.” The City Mouse, an events […]
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  • The Berkshires are alive with 14 Jewish flicks

    By jwadmin on July 6, 2016
    PITTSFIELD, Mass.– The Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, one of the longest running in the United States, has announced its 30th consecutive season. The festival, on Mondays from July 11 through Aug. 15,  is in the Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox, Mass. Fourteen films will be featured from the United States, Israel, and international sources. All […]
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  • Bradley to discuss her life

    By jwadmin on June 22, 2016
    MANCHESTER, VT. – “German Roots to an American Life: The Impact of the Shoah,” will be Dr. Ernestine Bradley’s topic from 7:30–9 p.m.on Wednesday June 29, at the Israel Congregation of Manchester, 6025 Main St./Route 7A, Manchester Center, Vt. Bradley will recount her journey from Nazi Germany to the nation’s capital and how her life evolved as the wife of a […]
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