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Festival Spotlights Israeli Minority Films

The 23rd annual Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia has more films highlighting minority and women’s issues than ever before. The festival, which runs from March...

New Documentary Follows Team Israel’s 2020 Attempt at Olympics After 2017 Success

By Victoria Brown Baseball might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Israel, yet a new documentary sets out...

Israeli Drama ‘Shtisel’ Lives up to Hype

Shtisel, an Israeli drama Netflix picked up in December, can best be summarized by a quote from Marta Kauffman, the creator of Friends, who...

Bunny Gibson Goes From ‘Bandstand’ to ‘Bubbies’

Hundreds applied when the casting call went out across Los Angeles. Jewish Life TV was looking to star three Jewish grandmothers, or bubbies, in a...

Director Wins First Israeli Oscar in Years

Israeli government officials congratulated Israeli director Guy Nattiv for winning the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film on Feb. 24 — the first...

‘The Chosen’ Themes Endure 50 Years Later

Rena Potok believes she has inherited her famous father’s literary traits, including ability with the written word, analysis and character empathy. The daughter of Chaim...

Film Screening to Commemorate Holocaust Victims

The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust on Jan. 27 will offer a variety of choices for Philadelphians...

Film Event Captures School Counselor Need

Over lunch, Enoch Jemmott’s frustration mounts as his mother reveals she doesn’t have her 1099 in her files. Jemmott is one of the subjects of...

Personal Film Wins Award for Local Filmmaker

In 2004, Ross Schriftman, 66, was presented with an opportunity he’d been chasing for decades. Though he’d run for office in the past, he’d never...

‘93Queen’ Follows Chasidic Women EMS Group

93Queen is the story of women’s empowerment in a place you’d least expect it. That’s how first-time director Paula Eiselt introduced the documentary at a...