Sunday, February 1, 2015 Shevat 12, 5775
Marc Levin uses an anti-Semitic screed as a jumping-off point to examine hatred
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Just what were the protocols Marc Levin considered when making "Protocols of Zion"? "The whole concept was to take it to the streets," he says of his street theater of a film that opens on Friday, Nov. 25 at Ritz theaters. Handicam at hand, the documentary-maker addressed the concerns of anti-Semitism in post-9/11 America while using the infamous - and...
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Not this guy, especially while living on Wisteria Lane
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Just who are those "Desperate Housewives" pushing down the basement steps now? Could it be … Emmy? No, that's Caleb. Emmy is Michael Berenbaum's thing. And what a thing it is for the Philadelphia native son, who still has family here. For when push comes to shove, it was Berenbaum who was pushed into the spotlight the other night, earning...
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Water babies? Water babes! Even in their 80s now, the women of "Watermarks" - the pooled report of eight members of the legendary Hakoah Vienna Sports Club, whose reunion 65 years after Nazi nefariousness sent them scurrying to different corners of the world - holds water and then some as a choice for the next edition of the Philadelphia Jewish...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Since moving to Jerusalem in 1982, writer Yossi Klein Halevi has seen Israel go through a lot: vicious acts of terrorism, disengagement from the Gaza Strip and, a decade ago, the assassination of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The Israel correspondent for The New Republic and an occasional contributor to the opinion pages of The New York Times, Halevi will...
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Movie Mania
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As Tevye and Golde said, discovering that they actually loved each other after 25 years of geshreis … "It's nice to know." Nice to know, too, that the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is celebrating its silver anniversary with more than a shtetl of a following for its success. Indeed, the film fest - the second oldest of its kind after...
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