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St. Louis Jewish Light

Corey Stoll is back! What to watch, not watch, this week in Jewish entertainment

Corey Stoll is back! What to watch, not watch, this week in Jewish entertainment

Published January 21, 2022

Corey Stoll takes on a new, big role on Showtime's "Billions" The Jewish everyman actor can sink into just about any ensemble you put him in. Hopefully, you caught his amazing portrayal of a young Junior Soprano in "The Many Saints of Newark" on HBO...

Another Israeli hit about Haredi Jews, but this one’s funny

Another Israeli hit about Haredi Jews, but this one’s funny

MIRA FOX, FORWARDPublished January 19, 2022

This story was originally published on Jan. 29 by The Forward. Sign up here to get the latest stories from The Forward delivered to you each morning. “The New Black,” which goes by the name “Shababnikim” in its original Hebrew, was a hit...

Gal Gadot shares her favorite Hebrew word

Gal Gadot shares her favorite Hebrew word

Lior Zaltzman, KvellerPublished January 9, 2022

A recent Gal Gadot interview with InStyle is full of little gems about the “Wonder Woman” star — including what she learned from her military service, insight into her parenting, lessons learned from her Jewish mom and her favorite Hebrew...

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Riveting ‘Camp Confidential’ recounts Jewish refugees secret task during WWII

By Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish LightPublished January 7, 2022

Imagine being asked to go entertain the enemy, but not just any enemy. In the case of a group of Jewish refugees-turned-United States citizens, their job in World War II wasn't like most other Jews. Instead of attacking the German Nazis on the battlefield...

The Club leads our weekly Jewish movies and TV picks

“The Club” leads our weekly Jewish movies and TV picks

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish LightPublished January 2, 2022

What does one do when it's raining all day on the first day of the year? Watch some good television, movies, and shows alike -- unless you are watching the latest "Fauda" trailer for the seventh time. Grab a trustworthy blanket and finish off that bagel...

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Joel Coen’s wayward ‘Tragedy of Macbeth’ saved by its elite acting

Dan Buffa, Special For The Jewish LightPublished December 30, 2021

Imagine you're a Scottish lord taking a nice stroll on a rather foggy morning when you suddenly come across three mysterious witches in your path. They mutter a set of words that entices you yet also frightens at the same time: through a series of events,...

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New Fauda trailer leads our midweek Jewishish movies and TV picks

DAN BUFFA, SPECIAL FOR THE ST. LOUIS JEWISH LIGHTPublished December 29, 2021

Season three of “Fauda,” the Israeli series about Doron (Lior Raz), the commander of a unit of undercover Israeli operatives and his team who work in the West Bank, made for some excellent nerve-wracking TV, and left us all wondering how the fan-favorite...

Maggie Gyllenhaals directorial debut is a cold yet confident one

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut is a cold yet confident one

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish LightPublished December 23, 2021

The greatest trick in the world pulled by all the women is the notion that being a mother is the end all/be purpose of their lives. Why is it that since they can give birth to children... ladies have to suddenly give up their lives? While the world would...

Licorice Pizza Review: Paul Thomas Andersons immensely personal film is one of 2021s best

‘Licorice Pizza’ Review: Paul Thomas Anderson’s immensely personal film is one of 2021’s best

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish LightPublished December 22, 2021

Gary and Alana are the best friends who constantly flirt with the idea of being something more. Like a future couple having to get to know each other first in relationship customs, they are oddball personalities that somehow sync up every time they are...

A new HBO documentary profiles the late ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ actor Bob Einstein

A new HBO documentary profiles the late ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ actor Bob Einstein

Published December 21, 2021

(JTA) — Bob Einstein, the cult-favorite Jewish comedian best known for playing Marty Funkhouser on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the popular “Super Dave Osborne” character on various TV variety shows, is given the biography treatment in a new HBO...

Jewish shows to stream this week

Jewish shows to stream this week

Dan Buffa, Special to the Jewish LightPublished December 10, 2021

Here is our new list of Jewish shows to stream this week. The second week of December means a winter slew of awards-caliber movies, and the Jewish community's most prominent filmmaker has a new release out this week. Let's get into that and other entertainment...

Put yourself in Hugh Jackman’s new film ‘Reminiscence’

Put yourself in Hugh Jackman’s new film ‘Reminiscence’

Abigail Klein Leichman , Israel21cPublished August 22, 2021
Israeli technology enables viewers of the movie’s promo to take a starring role.
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