Jews Have Made More Than Their Share of Good Movies, but Few Good Movies about Jews

From the very first talking picture in 1927—The Jazz Singer—American film has tried to tackle Jewish themes, often leading talented actors, directors, and producers to create works of little artistic value. John Podhoretz explores these efforts in conversation with Jonathan Silver, discussing such movies as The Heartbreak Kid, Exodus, and Schindler’s List, among others. (Audio, 45 minutes. Options for download and streaming are available at the link below.)

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More about: American Jewish History, Arts & Culture, Film

Thoughts on Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination, a Quarter-Century On

On the Jewish calendar, today is the 25th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzḥak Rabin’s assassination at the hands of a fellow Jewish Israeli. Rabin, after a long and impressive career in the military and in politics, had not long beforehand signed the Oslo Accords, and was murdered by a zealous opponent of that decision. Reflecting on the occasion, David Horovitz writes:

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More about: Israeli politics, Oslo Accords, Yitzhak Rabin