Esther D. Kustanowitz

'The Jews Are Coming!' (After a Yearlong Controversy)

Last year a single promo clip caused an Israeli TV satire to be shelved for a year. Now the show has reemerged, taking on subjects from the Bible to the IDF.

The Jewish Lonely Hearts Who Meet Online

For Jewish singles, JDate holds the power to connect. But it can also make you feel there’s something wrong if you can’t click your way to love, writes Esther Kustanowitz.

Tina Fey accepts a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.

Bye Bye, Liz Lemon

After seven seasons, ‘30 Rock’ ends tonight on NBC. During its tenure, the show dropped Jewish references like mad, but there’s more to Liz Lemon than meets the eye.

Holy Comedy

Teens in trouble are nothing to laugh at. But comedians, by definition, should be. That, in a nutshell, was the theory behind a series of recent comedy shows in the Holy Land, which featured professional American comedians raising funds for an organization that provides support services for English-speaking teenagers.

In the Margins: Imagining a ‘Book of Lives’

I have always loved books. By the time I was 16 months old I had learned to name the letters of the alphabet from “Sesame Street.” By the time I was 3, my parents had instituted the Shabbat Book Program to satisfy my voracious appetite for books: Every Saturday morning I — and later my younger brothers — would wake up the proud owner