Leonard Bernstein, the end of hip-Jew culture, and political stupidity.
A Christian production company has just pulled off a box-office success.
Moses’ story is one of family loyalty, identity, and the connection to history.
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.