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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....

Lisa Bonet, Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz

Jewish celebrities: Call of the Wild, streaming update and Rick Moranis is back

By Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish Light February 27, 2020

At the movies: Something wild “The Call of the Wild,” which opened last Friday, is based on the famous 1903 novel by Jack London. It’s the story of Buck, a very big dog whose idyllic life in Northern California ends when he is stolen and transported...

Al Pacino, left, and Logan Lerman are Jews out for revenge in Amazon Studios’ new series, ‘Hunters.’  

‘Hunters’ grapples with morality of Jews killing Nazis

BY GABE FRIEDMAN, JTA February 27, 2020

NEW YORK — “This is not murder, this is mitzvah.”That’s a quote from Meyer Offerman, a wealthy Holocaust survivor with a thick Yiddish accent played by Al Pacino, in the first episode of Amazon Studios’ “Hunters,” a hyped new show about...

Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon star as best friends unwittingly involved in an international conspiracy in the comedy ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me.’  

Mila Kunis’ spy comedy; celebrity nuptials; now streaming

By Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish Light August 2, 2018

At the Movies: Opens Aug. 3“The Spy Who Dumped Me” is an action/thriller and a comedy. Audrey (MILA KUNIS, 34) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), are best friends and roommates. Audrey has a bad break-up with her boyfriend (Justin Theroux) and then he completely...

A scene from the “Transparent” episode “Elizah” (Screenshot from Amazon)

Nine must-watch TV shows about Passover

By Linda Buchwald, JTA April 13, 2017

Everyone has his or her own way of celebrating Passover, from silly seder customs (10 Plagues finger puppets, anyone?) to enjoying the same meal year after year, to, yes, commemorating the festival alongside beloved TV characters.The eight-day remembrance...

8 TV shows that get Hanukkah just right

Lior Zaltzman December 16, 2016

A collage of some of the best Hanukkah-themed TV episodes ever. (Lior Zaltzman)‘Tis the season of TV Christmas specials! The drama, the intrigue, your favorite TV characters in ill-fitting Santa costumes — the Christmas special has been a popular...

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