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‘Upheaval’ — film on Menachem Begin

By Judith Fleischer Rem Bashari remembers growing up in a poor neighborhood in the city of Rishon Letzion, just south of Tel Aviv, and watching the dramatic changes in...

Holocaust film seeks human side in the enemy

AMSTERDAM — For a movie about the Holocaust, the Belarussian film “Persian Lessons” has some comic potential. Set in a concentration camp somewhere in Western...

Indie musicians band together to weather the COVID

By Naama Barak Let’s say your livelihood, career and dreams depended on meeting as many people as possible in crowded venues night after night. What happens when a...

Japanese-Jewish memoir

By Maddy Albert NEW YORK — “The famous are rarely significant and the significant are rarely famous,” says Jeff Gottesfeld, author of No Steps Behind, a...

‘Shtisel’ speaks to global audience

By Esther D. Kustanowitz NEW YORK — Reina Rodriguez Taylhardat is a 37-year-old social media manager from Mexico City raised “very Catholic” but now identifies as...

Mr. Avdija goes to Washington

By Howard Blas Israel’s Deni Avdija recently moved from Israel to Washington, found an apartment and met with the media at a Washington Wizards press conference....

‘My best book in 2020’

-19, with its attendant health concerns, financial fallout and generalized insecurity, has stimulated the hunger to digest new books in 2020. Regardless of the quest —...

Meet Nissim Black, chasidic rapper

By Laura E. Adkins NEW YORK — Nissim Black is passionately, assuredly, confidently in love with G-d. Not in love with Judaism, though he’s fastidious in prayer and...

Influential screenwriter ‘Mank’ focus of new documentary

By Lior Zaltzman NEW YORK — Acclaimed director David Fincher’s highly anticipated film “Mank,” on the Jewish screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz and the story behind...

Chanukah lockdown? Books to the rescue

Much like Passover, Shavuot, July 4th, Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving . . . you get it . . . Chanukah 2020 will also be like no other. Aside from a handful of in-person...