The Jewish Soul: Classics of Yiddish Cinema, a recent collection from a major distributor, adds to the canon of Jewish movies in fascinating new ways.

April 19 2021 12:01AM

Filmmakers shared with rabbis an urge to embellish.

Yosef Lindell
Feb. 26 2021 12:01AM

The need is great for accurate cinematic portrayals of not only Eichmann, his capture and his trial, but of the Holocaust itself.

June 15 2020 12:37AM

Sixty years ago, the infamous Nazi official was abducted in Argentina and brought to Israel. What really happened, what did Hollywood make up, and why?

June 1 2020 12:01AM

A bomb scare during the film about the murderer of Yitzḥak Rabin prompts musings on behavior private and public.

Jan. 29 2020 12:01AM

Israeli film used to be almost exclusively—and aggressively—secular. With the rise of the ultra-Orthodox director Rama Burshtein and others, that’s changing.

Aug. 21 2017 12:01AM

Defying fictionalization, the Shoah “builds a border around itself,” Claude Lanzmann said. Is he right?

March 28 2016 12:01AM

Too many films set in the Holocaust permit the audience to feel morally superior. Wouldn’t it be better to tell a story about current anti-Semitism?

March 24 2016 12:01AM