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Who In the World is Sam Bacile?

26 Elul 5772 – September 12, 2012
The identity Sam Bacile is a mystery for now, but there are hints that he is not who he claims to be.

Israel’s Hadas Yaron Named Best Actress at Venice Film Festival

23 Elul 5772 – September 10, 2012
Israel's Hadas Yaron won the Best Actress award at the 69th Venice Film Festival.

The Lion of Judah Rises

17 Elul 5772 – September 3, 2012
Many Jewish people, including myself, avoid Holocaust movies because it is far too painful to watch the dehumanization of those we love. Still, facing what is painful is an important part of life. “Lion of Judah” is not an easy film to watch, but for the next generation it will be a valuable resource for educating children in a world without survivors. More importantly, it is centered on the incredible, Leo Zisman, the Lion of Judah.

2016: Effective, Well Done, a Caveat or Two

9 Elul 5772 – August 27, 2012
Dinesh D’Souza’s film, 2016: Obama’s America, is very good at putting the viewer in the milieu of Jakarta or Nairobi, which continue to feel “different” enough to engage the American viewer’s sense of distance and wonder. Conveying the difference of Barack Obama’s childhood and his idea of cultural roots – the difference from American life – is the movie’s most effective accomplishment.

David Rakoff, Humorist, 47

24 Av 5772 – August 11, 2012
David Rakoff, a humorist who often wrote about American Jewish culture, has died. Rakoff, 47, died in Manhattan Thursday of cancer, a disease he has...

Jewish Filmmaker Running for Parliament in Senegal

9 Tammuz 5772 – June 29, 2012
Laurence Gavron was born in France to a Jewish family. She's lived in Dakar, Senegal, for the past ten years, where she is a film director and a writer. And she's running for parliament, a white, Jewish woman in a black, African country. “If all the people who have said they will vote for me really do vote for me, then I shall certainly be elected," she said. We urge our readers in Senegal to get out early to vote this Sunday.

Hollywood Star David Arquette Celebrates Bar Mitzvah at the Wall

22 Sivan 5772 – June 11, 2012
American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, fashion designer, and occasional professional wrestler David Arquette is in Israel to film a segment in the popular Travel Channel series "Mile High." On Monday he celebrated his bar mitzvah at the Wailing Wall.

Cannes Cancels Screening of ‘The Anti-Semite’

8 Sivan 5772 – May 29, 2012
The Cannes film festival screening of "The Anti-Semite," a film by an anti-Semitic French comic, was cancelled. The film by and starring Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala,...

A Window Into The Past; A Lesson For The Future

5 Sivan 5772 – May 25, 2012
Earlier this month, members of the Toronto Jewish community were given a rare opportunity to be visually transported back in time. The film, filmed in 1922, is called Hungry Hearts, and is based on the short stories of writer Anzia Yezierska, a Jewish woman born in Poland in the 1880s whose family immigrated to New York. Many of her writings are centered on her experiences and those of other immigrants living in the Lower East Side. Like all movies made at that time, it is silent, with dialogue conveyed by cue cards.

The Very Best of Israel on the Silver Screen

25 Iyyar 5772 – May 17, 2012
Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story is a documentary about the life of a true Israeli hero. But the film is not a mere recounting of the famous Entebbe Raid, it is an honest retrospective of the life of the young, academic, passionate and poetic son, brother, friend, boyfriend, and husband Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu. And it shows a side of Israel that a 'Hasbara' campaign can't capture.

Polanski to Shoot the Dreyfus Affair

19 Iyyar 5772 – May 11, 2012
Polish director Roman Polanski’s next film will be a political thriller based on the Dreyfus Affair. The acclaimed director announced Wednesday that the new film, titled "D," will reunite the team that produced his award-winning film "Ghost Writer."

In Honor of Israel’s Big Day, One Movie on 64 Campuses

5 Iyyar 5772 – April 27, 2012
The 55-minute film, titled ‘Israel Inside’ and hosted by former Harvard lecturer Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, explores the core strength of Israelis that has enabled them to succeed against incredible odds.

Secrets of Israeli Success Revealed in New Documentary

10 Nisan 5772 – April 1, 2012
A new feature-length documentary starring one of Harvard University’s all-time most popular professors reveals the secret components of Israel’s success as an international leader in innovation and humanitarianism.

The Joy of the Soul – Remembering 13 Year Old Shlomo Nativ HY”D

7 Nisan 5772 – March 29, 2012
Three years ago on the 8th of Nisan, 5769, an Arab terrorist with an axe ran into the center of our community of Bat Ayin and killed a 13 year old Shlomo Nativ. Every year before the anniversary of this terrible event, our community comes together to remember and honor Shlomo and his family and to connect with one another.

Jewish Press Radio: New Movie About Israel, and Help Me Understand Migron!

6 Nisan 5772 – March 28, 2012
This week’s show kicks off with Yishai and Malkah talking about a recently released movie titled “Israel Inside”, which shows how Israel is leading the way in not only technology but also social innovation and creating a new atmosphere in the Middle East. Then, Yishai talks with Jeremy Sultan to understand the nitty gritty of the Migron saga.

Video from Inside Ozar HaTorah

25 Adar 5772 – March 19, 2012
A video was posted to Youtube documenting life at the school which was attacked Monday morning. Entitled, Ozar HaTorah: A Passion for Learning, the 15...

Underreporting The Holocaust At The ‘Paper Of Record’: An Interview With Student Filmmaker Emily...

7 Adar 5772 – February 29, 2012
If you asked someone to outline the profile of a director making a film on The New York Times’s coverage of the Holocaust, “non-Jewish,” “college student,” and “South Carolina native” would probably not be the first descriptors he would use. Yet, they perfectly fit the profile of Emily Harrold, a 21-year-old senior who is currently completing “Reporting on the Times,” a film inspired by Laurel Leff’s 2005 book, Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper.

Heartbreak: Iran’s “A Separation” Beats Israeli “Footnote” at the Oscars

4 Adar 5772 – February 27, 2012
In pre-Oscar television interviews, actors Shlomo Bar-Aba and Lior Ashkenazi, stars of the Israeli Oscar nominated "Footnote," which last night became the tenth Israeli nominee to not win the big prize – were telling anyone who would listen that it was definitely going to be Iran this year. And they were right. The Hollywood elite which decides these things gave the nod to Iran's "A Separation," from what we hear a fantastic family drama, and Director Asghar Farhadi has taken home the Oscar for best foreign language film. While Director Joseph Cedar, an observant Jew, went home empty handed for the second time in his career. Bummer.

Students Ask, ‘Where Was The NY Times During The Holocaust?’

30 Shevat 5772 – February 22, 2012
Last April, NYU student Emily Harrold embarked on the production of a film exploring why The New York Times under-reported the Holocaust during the 1940s. Now, a little less than a year later, the project has expanded to more than twenty students.

Education The Only Antidote To Israel’s Racial Tensions

23 Shevat 5772 – February 15, 2012
Over the past several weeks, protests have spread throughout Israel calling for a response to racism targeting the country's Ethiopian community. Sparked by a Channel 2 story on discrimination in Kiryat Malachi, citizens have taken to the streets to show their outrage at the status quo.

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