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St. Louis Jewish Light

Adolf Eichmanns audio confessions to the orchestration of the Final Solution can be heard for the first time in The Devils Confession.(Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video)

Docuseries with never-before-heard confessions from Adolf Eichmann comes to Amazon Prime Video

Jackie Hajdenberg, JTAPublished February 1, 2023

(JTA) — Americans subscribed to Amazon Prime Video can now listen to never-before-heard recordings of Adolf Eichmann confessing to his crimes, in his own voice. “The Devil’s Confession: The Lost Eichmann Tapes” is a three-part documentary series...

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7-Hebrew actor series, spooky stuff, Ford shrinks Segal, much more

NATE BLOOM , Special to the Jewish LightPublished January 24, 2023

“Poker Face” premieres on the streaming Peacock channel on Jan. 26th. It is a “case-of-the-week” mystery comedy-drama. NATASHA LYONNE, 43, produces the series and she stars in it (I gather she plays the only actor who will appear in all 10 episodes). An...

Comedian Jon Lovitz, who rose to fame playing characters like the Pathological Liar on Saturday Night Live, put those skills to good use with his take on Rep. George Santos on The Tonight Show. Courtesy of Jon Lovitz/Twitter

Jon Lovitz stops by ‘The Tonight Show’ as George Santos to pick up Nobel Peace Prize

Adam Kovac, The ForwardPublished January 24, 2023

Comedian Jon Lovitz is having a moment thanks to disgraced congressman George Santos.  Not that Santos is a fan, having taken to Twitter to say how unimpressed he’s been with the myriad comedic takes on him. Lovitz fired back, saying that even his...

In season 4 of ‘Fauda,’ Israeli tactics come under fire — and so do the show’s heroes

In season 4 of ‘Fauda,’ Israeli tactics come under fire — and so do the show’s heroes

By PJ Grisar, The ForwardPublished January 23, 2023

This story was originally published in the Forward. Click here to get the Forward's free email newsletters delivered to your inbox. Each season of Fauda features a new director and writer and the same kind of fool-proof formula. Co-creator and star...

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Hitler is alive and in hiding in final season of ‘Hunters,’ Amazon’s series about Jews killing Nazis

Andrew Lapin, JTAPublished January 16, 2023

(JTA) – When Amazon Prime released the first season of “Hunters” in 2020, it advertised its Nazi-hunting TV show as “Inspired By True Events.” That was true only in the loosest possible sense of the term. Starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman...

Rick Stack co-produced the documentary “In the Executioner’s Shadow.

St. Louis native co-produces documentary looking at death penalty ‘In the Executioner’s Shadow’

Bill Motchan , Special to the Jewish LightPublished January 15, 2023

Missouri gained national attention Jan. 3 when Amber McLaughlin became the first transgender woman executed in the United States. In early February, another execution is scheduled in Missouri, one of 29 states with the death penalty. Rick Stack, a Jewish...

Bernie Madoff and fellow employees. Courtesy of Netflix

Netflix finally gets a show about Bernie Maddoff

By Mira Fox, The ForwardPublished January 12, 2023

We’ve been in the era of scammer documentaries for years now. There was The Vow, which detailed NXIVM, and Wild Wild Country about the Rajneeshees. Tiger King took early-pandemic Netflix watching by storm. LuLaRich dealt with the phenomenon of multi-level...

Fleishman is in Trouble asks universal questions

“Fleishman is in Trouble” asks universal questions

Sarah Jae Leiber, Special To The Jewish LightPublished January 10, 2023

Jewish writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s television adaptation of her bestselling novel, Fleishman is in Trouble, ended last week on a triumphant note. There was a marriage proposal, a strange bat mitzvah, and a successfully performed dance class routine—some...

In Netflix’s ‘You People,’ Jonah Hill is a Jewish guy who finds love with a Farrakhan follower’s daughter

In Netflix’s ‘You People,’ Jonah Hill is a Jewish guy who finds love with a Farrakhan follower’s daughter

Andrew Lapin, JTAPublished January 5, 2023

(JTA) – Were Jews the “OG slaves”? Can American slavery be compared to the Holocaust? And who gets the last word on Louis Farrakhan? These questions have spurred very serious debates over time — and now will be getting a raunchier take in the...

Michael Aloni stars in Shtisel. (Screenshot from YouTube)

Michael Aloni to star in Hulu’s very anticipated Holocaust limited series

By Lior Zaltzman, KvellerPublished January 5, 2023

We’ve been hoping to see Michael Aloni in more English-language shows ever since he appeared in HBO’s “Scenes from a Marriage” — and our prayers, I’m happy to say, will soon be answered. Aloni is about to star in a very Jewish Hulu...

How the iconic Barbara Walters led the charge against antisemitism and social injustice (sometimes)

How the iconic Barbara Walters led the charge against antisemitism and social injustice (sometimes)

By Benjamin Ivry, The ForwardPublished January 2, 2023

Barbara Walters, who died Dec. 30, 2022, at the age of 93, has a secure place in history as the first Jewish co-host, as well as first female co-host, of an American TV news program. The success that accompanied her through the decades in stints...

The Jewish comedians who will soon be hosting The Daily Show

The Jewish comedians who will soon be hosting “The Daily Show”

Andrew Lapin, JTAPublished December 20, 2022

(JTA) – As “The Daily Show” looks ahead to a future without host Trevor Noah, at least three Jewish comedians are waiting to take his place — at least temporarily. Al Franken, Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler are among the extensive list...

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