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Free showing of award winning film, Petit Rat, Friday on Nine PBS

Free showing of award winning film, “Petit Rat,” Friday on Nine PBS

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer May 25, 2022

In 1940, a French Jewish girl's dream of becoming a ballerina is cut short by World War II. She vows that if she has daughters, they will become dancers. Nearly 80 years later, she and her two daughters confront the impact of that pledge. That is the...

A powerful award-winning documentary takes on interfaith marriage

A powerful award-winning documentary takes on interfaith marriage

Carol Ungar, Kveller May 23, 2022

Seven years ago, Becky Tahel was a typical millennial creative, working round the clock to grow a career as an actor, writer and content creator. Making it in Hollywood is notoriously difficult but Tahel was on the high road to success; she’d scored...

Jewish actor gives first Oscar-level performance in Barry Levinsons The Survivor

Jewish actor gives first Oscar-level performance in Barry Levinson’s ‘The Survivor’

Dan Buffa, Special For The Jewish Light May 16, 2022

Harry Haft survived hell before he could survive a beating in the ring. As the punch-drunk boxer declares to a reporter (Peter Sarsgaard) with vivid acceptance after one of his fights, "I am the survivor of Auschwitz." But it's how he survived and the...

Jennifer Grey at the 1988 Academy Awards Photo by Getty/ Bob Riha Jr / Contributor

Jennifer Grey knows you care about her nose

PJ Grisar, THE FORWARD May 4, 2022

In her new memoir, Jennifer Grey leads with her nose. For the first 29 years of her life, the “Dirty Dancing” star’s trademark proboscis was her pesky “friend,”  demanding three-quarter profile headshots. It was the feature that prompted her...

How meeting Adolf Hitler as children affected their adult lives?

How meeting Adolf Hitler as children affected their adult lives?

ALAN ZEITLIN, JNS May 1, 2022

(April 28, 2022 / JNS) The small Jewish boy from Berlin stood a few meters from Adolf Hitler. He waved the salute, ran away and told his parents. Shaken and called crazy for wanting to leave to go to a desert—this was years before Kristallnacht in...

How is the new ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movie all about Nazis yet also antisemitic?

How is the new ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movie all about Nazis yet also antisemitic?

Mira Fox, The Forward April 28, 2022

The “Fantastic Beasts” franchise was supposed to be about two things: the eponymous beasts and the defeat of Gellert Grindelwald, a thinly-veiled wizard Hitler. Yet “The Secrets of Dumbledore,” the third installment in what is supposed to...

We Remember: Songs of Survivors now available on Nine PBS

“We Remember: Songs of Survivors” now available on Nine PBS

Dan Buffa, Special For The Jewish Light April 27, 2022

"Many documentaries exist about the Holocaust. However, few have taken such a unique approach to telling these horrific stories." In remembering something so life-changing and tragic, yet hopeful and connective in its actions and impact, doing...

How the Holocaust survival story The Survivor was made into a movie

How the Holocaust survival story “The Survivor” was made into a movie

April 25, 2022

More than 80 years after the end of the Holocaust we are once again living in a time of rising antisemitism, and watching genocide happen, this time in Ukraine. These facts make it even more crucial that we continue to remember and pass down the stories...

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Supporting Mila: What to watch and know this week in Jewish entertainment 

Dan Buffa, Special For The Jewish Light April 25, 2022

Ever since the war in Ukraine broke out, actress Mila Kunis has taken on her greatest role yet: activist. One that could be called recurring due to the ferociousness of the war. Kunis and her partner, Ashton Kutcher, have donated time and money to the...

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