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Curt Schleier, JTA
Curt Schleier, JTA

Meet Shulem Lemmer, the chasid who just signed with Decca

NEW YORK — Shulem Lemmer’s singing career took a wildly positive turn over the past year. He went on a major stadium and arena tour, playing to packed houses at...

Comic Ben Schwartz voices a hedgehog

LOS ANGELES — Ben Schwartz fits in well in the world of neurotic Jewish comedians. He was so anxious to get the word out about his new movie, “Standing Up, Falling...

Clive Owen plays a violin virtuosos in ‘Song of Names’

NEW YORK — “The Song of Names” is a heartwarming film about a Jewish violin virtuoso who renounces his faith in the aftermath of the Holocaust, only to rediscover...

Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch (Julieta Cervantes)

Sorkin revives ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

NEW YORK — Aaron Sorkin gets that the question is a joke and, no, he responds, he didn’t tackle a stage version of “To Kill A Mockingbird” because “Gone With...

Felicity Jones stars as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 'On the Basis of Sex'.

Felicity Jones on playing Ruth Bader Ginsburg

LOS ANGELES — The young attorney seems unsure of herself. As a law professor, she is unaccustomed to appearing in court, so she hesitates at first, unable to begin her...

Elaine May stars in Ken Lonergan's 'The Waverly Gallery'

Elaine May returns to Broadway in Lonergan production

NEW YORK — On the phone earlier this month, just before  his play “The Waverly Gallery” opened on Broadway, Kenneth Lonergan sounded harried. There had been some...

Laetitia Eido, l, and Lior Raz in a scene from 'Fauda.'

‘Fauda’ depicts terrorists as ‘real human beings’

NEW YORK — Moshe Zonder noticed it quickly: “My students are completely serious. They are writing. They are doing the assignments. All of them. It’s great teaching...

Rachel Freier, center, is the protagonist of '93Queen'. (Julieta Cervantes)

’93Queen’ explores female Orthodox EMT group

NEW YORK — Like many heavily Orthodox sections of Brooklyn, Borough Park has been served for decades by an all-male volunteer ambulance corps called Hatzalah. The...

Paul Rudd as Moe Berg

Berg went from catcher to spy

NEW YORK — It’s rare enough for a Jewish baseball player to make it to the major leagues. A New York Jew named Moe Berg took it even a step further — he added war...

Rabbi Chaplain Robert Marcus, far left, with Jewish soldiers in 1944. (Tamara Green and Roberta Marcus Leiner)

‘GI Jews’ in WW II: the anti-Semitism they faced

NEW YORK — “GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WW II” begins as many Holocaust documentaries do, with a history of the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany mixed with...

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