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Television

  • Golden Globes 2020: A few Jewish moments

    By jwadmin on January 16, 2020
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY(JTA) — As always, the Golden Globes was a coming together of some of Hollywood’s biggest Jewish talents. There weren’t many Jewish award winners at the glitzy ceremony on Sunday night, Jan. 5, but here are our favorite Jewish moments from one of the industry’s biggest nights of the year. Quentin Tarantino spoke Hebrew to […]
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  • All the Jewish moments from the 2019 Emmys

    By jwadmin on September 23, 2019
    By EMILY BURACK NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – After winning an Emmy Award for the second straight year, Alex Borstein of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” movingly dedicated this victory to her Holocaust survivor grandmother, who defied the Nazis to stay alive. “Step Out Of Line!” “My grandmother turned to a guard … She was in line to be shot into […]
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  • The real story behind ‘The Spy,’ Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Netflix series

    By jwadmin on September 12, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – For “Borat,” his 2006 film, Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover as a made-up Kazakh journalist who travels America and gets unwitting targets to share his boorish and sometimes bigoted opinions. In “Who Is America,” the Jewish actor creates a variety of characters who manage to get prominent Americans to say shockingly offensive […]
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  • ‘Mike Wallace is on the phone, and he’s angry’

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2019
    By ERIC ROZENMAN (JNS) – “Mike Wallace is on the phone and he sounds angry,” a colleague said as she transferred the call. It was the early 1990s, and I was managing editor of The Miami Jewish Tribune. We’d just published an editorial urging a local synagogue to rescind its decision to honor Wallace. Wallace Demands Explanation Wallace, of course, was the […]
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  • How Valerie Harper’s Rhoda embodied a very Jewish type

    By jwadmin on September 5, 2019
    By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Theater folk in England are debating a recent revival of the musical “Falsettos,” asking whether non-Jews should be playing its Jewish characters. In an open letter, critics of the religion-blind casting complain that non-Jewish actors can at best portray only a “secondary understanding” of Jewish mannerisms but have no awareness of the […]
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  • Emmy nominations include Jews in TV industry

    By jwadmin on July 25, 2019
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – It’s Emmy season again and Jews in the TV industry have plenty of reason to celebrate. Here’s a roundup of the Jewish picks on the list. Winners will be announced on Sept. 22 at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which follows the life of feisty comedian Midge Maisel from the […]
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  • Golden Globes 2019:  A few Jewish moments

    By jwadmin on January 11, 2019
    BY MARCY OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – From Michael Douglas’ Yiddish exclamation to more success for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to Regina King’s Hebrew-letter tattoo, the 2019 Golden Globes had its fair share of Jewish moments. Rachel Brosnahan is not Jewish, but she does a convincing job playing a very Jewish woman in “Mrs. Maisel.” She won best actress in […]
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  • ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ wins 8 Emmy Awards: It was a Jewish night at the award show

    By jwadmin on September 18, 2018
    By LIOR ZALTZMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — It was quite a Jewish night at the 70th Emmy Awards. While co-host Michael Che joked that most of the first winners, despite being white, did not thank Jesus, the explanation may have been that almost all of them were Jewish. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the Amazon show about a Jewish housewife turned stand-up […]
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  • Chasidic women upend tradition by as an all-female EMT Corps in ‘93QUEEN,’ a  POV documentary.

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    When Rachel “Ruchie” Freier introduces us to Borough Park, Brooklyn, one of the world’s largest enclaves of Chasidic Jews, she acknowledges the community’s prevailing view of a woman’s role: “The focus of a woman is being a mother. Any profession, or extra schooling, is discouraged.” In Paula Eiselt’s debut feature documentary, “93Queen,” America’s first all-female EMT corps is born against […]
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  • Charlotte Rae, who starred as Mrs. Garrett on ‘The Facts of Life,’ dies at 92

    By jwadmin on August 9, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Actress Charlotte Rae, who won acclaim playing the housemother Edna Garrett on the sitcom “The Facts of Life,” has died. She was 92. Rae, who was nominated for Emmy and Tony Awards, died Sunday, Aug. 5, at her home in Los Angeles. She was diagnosed last year with bone cancer; she had survived pancreatic cancer. […]
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