Olivia Wiznitzer


Documentary Offers New Breast Cancer Treatment: Sensitivity

By Olivia Wiznitzer

Documentary Offers New Breast Cancer Treatment: Sensitivity
Joanna Rudnick’s poignant new documentary, “In the Family,” opens to soft, sad music and an unlikely story. Joanna, a dark-haired young woman with expressive eyes, is laughing somewhat nervously as she confides in her boyfriend, Jimmy.Read More


Fighting Pain — With a Paintbrush

By Olivia Wiznitzer

Fighting Pain — With a Paintbrush
Beautiful paintings and other works of art line the room. A rapt and attentive audience looks upward at the sea of color, expressing the personalities and feelings of those struggling with what it means to have a genetic disease.Read More


Israel Textbook Paints a Complex Portrait

By Olivia Wiznitzer

A new textbook written for young students presents a nuanced, critical and yet beautiful portrait of Israel, one that is designed to encourage these students to visit the country and embrace their Jewish heritage.Read More


Y.U. Undergrads Create Shoah Project

By Olivia Wiznitzer

Two Yeshiva University students have helped create an outreach project that combines history lessons and multimedia techniques to provide Holocaust education for public high-school students and others outside the mainstream Jewish culture.Read More


Brad Pitt: American Jewish Hillbilly

By Olivia Wiznitzer

Brad Pitt: American Jewish Hillbilly
He’s been a casino hound, a secret agent and an incredibly sexy Greek warrior, but now Brad Pitt can add a completely new role to his repertoire: an American-Jewish hillbilly from Tennessee.Read More






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