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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ a Loud Refresher on Jewish Comedy and Feminism

Miriam “Midge” Maisel was clearly a woman who knew what she wanted: “At 13 I announced I was going to Bryn Mawr College,” said...

PJFF CineMondays Series Kicks Off With a Fight Against Patriarchal Power

When Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival’s CineMondays series opens March 20, viewers are in for a feel-good treat. In September 2016, The Women’s Balcony opened in...

Film Festival Offers Documentaries and Features That Explore Many Different Sides of Israel

A celebration is in order for a 21st birthday. Except instead of hitting a bar, you can hit the movies. The Israeli Film Festival of...

Through Meditation, Local Director-Actor Finds ‘Kensho’ Inspiration

https://vimeo.com/192185861 Brad Raider relies on a healthy dose of eating, sleeping, exercising and meditating, the latter being something that has influenced many aspects of his...

One Everyday Person Looking for Sly Stone

When Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone sang, “You can make it if you try” in 1969, he probably didn’t know that...

Israeli Film Festival Goes Gaga Over ‘Gaga’

Before Lady Gaga’s hit “Just Dance,” there was a dance style created by Mr. Gaga himself. Formally known as Ohad Naharin, the artistic director of...

Power of Words, Faith Drive Benj Pasek to Musical Success, Including Golden Globe

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised the former preschool king of Shabbat has become one of the kings of both Broadway and Hollywood. After all, from...

‘There Are Jews Here’ Showcases Dwindling Small-town Religious and Cultural Life

The title of the film is There Are Jews Here but after seeing last week’s screening of the documentary in New York, viewers would...

Best of 2016: What We Loved in Jewish Culture This Year

This year was a terrific one for Jewish creative output. There were many Jewish films, both mainstream and festival favorites, which saw their screen...

‘A Rugrats Chanukah’ 20 Years Later

For some people, nothing says the start of the holiday season better than classic movies, with perhaps It’s a Wonderful Life taking the honor...