A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Daveed Diggs, above center, reprises his roles as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the film adaptation of Hamilton, streaming on Disney Plus beginning July 3.

‘Hamilton’ the film and other streaming notes

By Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish Light July 2, 2020

‘Hamilton’ and more (Some catch-up) The film version of “Hamilton,” the mega-hit Broadway musical about Alexander Hamilton, begins streaming on the Disney Plus channel on July 3. The film was supposed to open in theaters, but COVID-19 intervened....

PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: Judd Apatow directed and co-wrote “The King of Staten Island.” Pamela Adlon and Pauline Chalamet co-star. Liz Garbus directed the documentary “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” premiering on HBO June 28.

New releases on video-on-demand, streaming services

BY NATE BLOOM, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT June 18, 2020

Stars of David — Jewish CelebritiesThe Firefighter’s Son and More“The King of Staten Island” was diverted from theaters to video-on-demand and premiered on June 12 to mixed reviews. Directed and co-written by JUDD APATOW, 52, it stars Pete Davidson...

Lenox Hill, a Netflix documentary, follows four physicians as they balance their personal and professional lives.  The series was filmed prior to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

Netflix documentary follows docs at legendary hospital

By Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish Light June 4, 2020

Stars of David — Jewish CelebritiesNew offerings and more In 1989, Betty Broderick entered the home of her ex-husband, Dr. Dan Broderick, and shot and killed Dan and his wife, Linda, in their bed. Broderick, the mother of Dan’s two children, claimed...

Jerry Seinfeld stars in a new comedy special on Netflix.  

Jewish comedians take the spotlight

By Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish Light May 7, 2020

Stars of David — Jewish CelebritiesComedy for a causeFrom 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, NBC will present a live-streaming event called the “Feeding America Comedy Festival” (can also be seen on The Weather Channel” and Comedy TV). The program...

Jonah Hauer-King stars in “World on Fire” on PBS. 

Catch-up and look ahead at some of TV’s Jewish actors

By Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish Light April 23, 2020

“A World on Fire,” a big budget, seven-episode BBC series began airing on PBS (Masterpiece Theater) on April 5 (catch the previously aired episodes easily online or in encore TV showings). It shows the effects of the first year (1939-40) of World...

Victor Garber 

At the movies and streaming online

By Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish Light November 21, 2019

Stars of David — Jewish CelebritiesMovies and streaming“Charlie’s Angels” which opened last Friday and is based on the ‘70s TV series, follows two previous “Angels” feature films. The gimmick in this one is that the private agency that employs...

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