From Exodus to Top Gun: Maverick.
Sure, it’s unrealistic to expect complete historical accuracy from the movies. But the inaccuracies all bespeak a more fundamental, and worrying, concern.
Moral and political sensitivity may play a role in the neutering of Jewish and Israeli subjects. But it’s likely that the biggest consideration is making money.
Some great works of cinema, coupled with small, easily digestible doses of piety.
Sweeping the ugly parts off screen.
American Pickle and Young Rechnitz
Carl Laemmle and the “boys from Laupheim.”
Salka Viertel’s show-business hospitality.
The late actor’s rabbi reminisces.
The Mad Dog of Europe.
She helped rescue Jews in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
Ḥasidic hats for The Frisco Kid.
The most polished writing and
sharpest analysis in the Jewish world.