Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
By:
Tom Tugend, JTA
Benjamin Murmelstein was the last president of the Jewish council, or Judenrat, in the Theresienstadt (Terezin) ghetto in Czechoslovakia and the only Nazi-installed “elder of the Jews” not killed during the Holocaust.
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JTA
Sid Caesar, the founding father of American Jewish comedy, was best known for his Saturday night television variety show Your Show of Shows.
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JTA
Residents of a haredi Orthodox neighborhood reportedly are concerned that scenes being filmed for an adaptation of an Amos Oz book may be offensive to their sensitivities.
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By:
Jana Banin, JTA
The stars of 50/50 are set to reunite with director Jonathan Levine in a movie about childhood buddies hanging out on Christmas Eve in New York City.
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By:
Penny Schwartz, JTA
While the film is not an explicitly Jewish story, it will likely resonate with Jewish audiences since so much of what was stolen by the Nazis in World War II was owned by Jewish collectors or created by Jewish artists.
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