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Television

  • Drag Queen Miz Cracker Gets Her Own Show, ‘JewTorials’

    By jwadmin on June 29, 2018
    By Juliana Kaplan The Schmooze Miz Cracker, Jewish drag queen extraordinaire and gone-too-soon contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season 10, has landed her own television show on WOW Presents Plus. And yes, obviously, the show is called “JewTorials.” JewTorials comes on the heels of Cracker’s wildly popular “Drag Race” recap series, “Review With a Jew.” While Miz Cracker did not make it to the […]
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  • Anthony Bourdain used food to bridge divides — even between Arabs and Jews

    By jwadmin on June 10, 2018
    By CHARLES DUNST NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Anthony Bourdain was quick —and often willing — to publicly offer his own flaws. “Until 44 years of age, I never had any kind of savings account,” Bourdain said in 2017. “[I] always owed money. I’d always been selfish and completely irresponsible.” Despite or maybe because of such flaws, Bourdain would stumble into fame, parlaying […]
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  • Former contestant on ABC’s “The Bachelorette” teams with JScreen to raise awareness on the importance of genetic screening

    By jwadmin on May 23, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY –A dinner date at Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse in New York City with ER doctor, Grant Hubsher, contestant on the 2017 season of “The Bachelorette has been organized as a promotion for JScreen, a national not-for-profit at-home genetic disease education and carrier screening program based at Emory University. Hubsher is partnering with JScreen to help educate the country about the importance of […]
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  • Zach Braff is happy to be back on TV

    By jwadmin on March 31, 2018
    By CURT SCHLEIER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Lightning struck Zach Braff in 2001. The up-and-coming Jewish actor, who had appeared in a few films — perhaps most notably a small role in Woody Allen’s “Manhattan Murder Mystery” — landed the lead role of John “J.D.” Dorian in the hospital-based sitcom “Scrubs.” Along the way to starring in 175 episodes of […]
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  • Super Bowl commercial features a rabbi

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – In the ad, titled “One Team,”  that was shown during the Super Bowl a rabbi rushes out of synagogue and into his Toyota pickup truck to get to a local football game. On his way, he stops to pick up a priest, who rushes out of church in the middle of a service, an […]
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  • Ultra-Orthodox ‘Friends’

    By jwadmin on January 29, 2018
    By Jonathan Freedland The New York Review of Books – As a pitch, it would have sounded unpromising. A TV drama set entirely among the ultra-Orthodox Jews of Jerusalem, the men black-hatted, bearded with side curls, most of the women bewigged, their sleeves long and their skin covered up; the action centered on one family, specifically a widowed father and his […]
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  • Meet Sasha Velour, the Only Jewish Finalist on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

    By jwadmin on June 26, 2017
    Whether or not she takes the crown on the season finale this Friday, Sasha Velour is among the most noteworthy Jewish contestants to date. Who are the others? By Gabriela Geselowitz For those of you who don’t watch RuPaul’s Drag Race, you’re missing out on the best show on TV. Somewhere in between guilty pleasure and subversive art lies the competition to […]
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  • Sam Korotkin receives Emmy award

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2017
    Sam (Samuel Aaron) Korotkin, son of Albany native Bruce (and Deborah) Korotkin, and grandson of the late Sylvia and Arthur Korotkin (retired senior partner of Urbach, Kahn & Werlin CPAs) was recently awarded a New York State Emmy Award. Sam Korotkin, a senior videographer with Buffalo’s Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PS&E), which is the parent company of the Buffalo Bills and […]
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  • An incredible Holocaust escape story, proven by science

    By jwadmin on April 14, 2017
    By TOM TUGEND LOS ANGELES (JTA) – A one-hour TV program airing Wednesday, April 19, on PBS links an incredible Holocaust escape story to advanced scientific techniques. “Holocaust Escape Tunnel,” a “Nova” production, sheds new light on the attempt by 80 imprisoned men and women — mostly Lithuanian Jews — to make a break for freedom in the face of Nazi […]
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  • ‘Moonlight’ named best picture at Academy Awards after ‘La La Land’ mix-up: Jewish connections

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – “Moonlight” was named best picture at the 2017 Academy Awards after “La La Land” producers gave acceptance speeches onstage after being announced erroneously as the winner. “La La Land” did take home six Oscars at the ceremony Sunday night in Los Angeles after being nominated for 14, tying the record set by “All About Eve” and […]
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