(JNS) The cast and creators of “Tehran,” the hit Israeli series streaming on Apple TV+, explained during a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday how the show was insistent on respecting Iranian culture and the kind of response they received from native viewers.
Monday, December 14, 2020
(Israel Hayom) Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a candle-holder from the Hasmonean period in the City of David in Jerusalem.
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
The a cappella group Six13 has made their Jewish spins on pop songs a Hanukkah fixture in recent years.
Monday, December 07, 2020
(ISRAEL21c) These past few months have most certainly left a deep groove in the couch in the form of our ever-expanding, emotional-eating selves. Which makes perfect since, considering that watching TV is one of the few activities known to mankind to have not yet been affected by Covid-19.
Thursday, December 03, 2020
Most of the major museums that we are most familiar with here in St. Louis have opened with new restrictions and guidelines. The St. Louis Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum (CAM), the Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Missouri History Museum, etc., have …
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
(JTA) — Showtime hopes it has found its next “Homeland” in the form of a Nathan Englander adaptation.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
(JTA) — This year’s Grammy Awards will almost certainly be different from past years, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But despite the lack of details surrounding the ceremony, it’s still taking place, and as usual, several Jewish artists made the nominations list, which was announced Tuesday.
Monday, November 16, 2020
The mother-daughter drama will be Israel’s entry in the Best International Feature category at the Oscars next spring.
Friday, November 13, 2020
(JTA) — In an early episode of “Valley of Tears,” the Israeli miniseries about the 1973 Yom Kippur War that debuted in the U.S. on HBO Max on Thursday, a main character grimaces as he falls awkwardly against a rock toward the end of a tense battle sequence. There’s no blood on his uniform, s…
Thursday, November 12, 2020
When discussions turn to relations between Black and Jewish people within the civil rights movement, the story often told is of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel walking together on the Selma to Montgomery March for voting rights in 1965.
(JTA) — HBO has begun production on a film adaptation of “Oslo,” the Tony Award-winning play about secret meetings before the Oslo Accords that nearly brought peace between Israel and the Palestinians in the 1990s.The film, which will air next year, stars Andrew Scott (of “Fleabag” and “Blac…
Friday, November 06, 2020
This year's St. Louis Jewish Film Festival takes place Nov. 9-15. View trailers for the festival's films below and read more of our coverage here.
I’ve been worried about my artist friends and wondering how they are coping in these troubled times. So I decided to just pick up the phone — I’m old fashioned — and ask.
The Jewish Film Festival is a bit shorter this year, but it offers 12 outstanding dramas, documentaries and comedies from various countries. Some films have already appeared in St. Louis-area film festivals or theaters; others are local debuts.
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Mitzvot from the Heart
Friday, July 31, 2020
Henry Rosenblum followed what is now a family tradition: a bar mitzvah abroad.
Friday, February 28, 2020
Jason Morse, the son of Sheri Recoon and Howard Morse of Chesterfield, became a bar mitzvah on Nov. 30, 2019 at Congregation B’nai Amoona.
Thursday, January 02, 2020
People enjoy celebrating their birthdays with parties, but not everyone gets that luxury. Joey, son of Lisa and Larry Carson of Chesterfield, realized this and wanted to make a change. He wanted more kids to have great birthday parties like he had enjoyed.
Mitzvot from the Heart
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Gabriela Bronstein and Brendan Lyss have announced their engagement.
Sarah Gershenson, daughter of Debbie and Dean Gershenson of Chesterfield, and Andrew Andereck, son of Debbie and Roger Hunt of Manchester, Mo., have announced their engagement.
Linda (Shles) Glickman and Stephen Glickman recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Dr. Britta Han and Benjamin Muni Weiss were married Oct. 25 at Congregation Temple Israel. Rabbi Amy Feder officiated.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Deborah Elise Schneider and Eric David Rose were married Oct. 17, 2020 in San Francisco.
Amy Klearman and Derek Rinehart were married Sept. 29, 2020 at the Denver Courthouse, with a small ceremony after.