Documentary filmmaker Marcel Ophuls is perhaps best known for his 1969 Academy Award-nominated film ‘The Sorrow and the Pity,’ which raised questions of French collaboration during the Nazi occupation. Given his track record, news of the award-winning director’s next film may come as a surprise.
You may have never heard of singer-songwriter Cathy Heller, but chances are you’ve heard her music.
No one knows exactly how many Jews live in Hawaii. But those who do live there have worked hard to create their own version of paradise on earth.
Some Hawaiian Jews became friends with the king, others served in the IDF. The members of the tribe in Aloha State are a diverse bunch.
When it comes to the Festival of Lights, there is no shortage of gift schmaltz. Since the Forward first published festive holiday picks under the headline “Give the Gift of Kitsch” in 2005, schlock options have grown exponentially. The phenomenon originally explored in these pages has expanded to include such winners as the new Latka Spatula — the kitchen implement that sounds like Yiddish.
A ceremonial yad, or Torah pointer, is a traditional gift for a bar or bat mitzvah. But a new technological innovation aimed at helping children learn their Torah and Haftarah portions represents a new kind of competition for this classic ritual item.
The animated sitcom ?Family Guy? isn?t exactly high art. The Sunday night, 30-minute program, which airs on the Fox television network, is filled with off-color jokes. Nonetheless, many fans were disappointed when the show?s creator, Seth MacFarlane, took things to a new extreme November 8 during a variety special titled ??Family Guy? Presents: Seth and Alex?s Almost Live Comedy Show.?