Why Barbra Streisand Should Think Twice About Starring in ‘Gypsy’

Legions of Barbra Streisand fans have welcomed the news that she plans to star in a film version of the musical ‘Gypsy.’ But Benjamin Ivry thinks it’s the wrong role for her — and maybe she should bow out.


After Havdalah, a Sense of Exile

As a child, Simon Feuerman listened to his mother talk to her parents on the phone — somber conversations that still fill him with sadness. Years later, he learned the story behind this ritual of separation.

The Secret Jewish History of Muhammad Ali

Boxer and civil rights icon Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74. Benjamin Ivry chronicles Ali’s complex and evolving relationship with Judaism, up to and including his grandson’s Bar Mitzvah.


Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Alejandro Jodorowsky is best known for his trippy midnight movies “El Topo” and “The Holy Mountain.” Ezra Glinter samples from the multitalented artist’s literary oeuvre.

Amy Poehler, BBC America Buy Rights to Israeli Army Girls Comedy

BBC America has secured the rights to adapt ‘Zero Motivation,’ an Israeli female-centric comedy about army life with Amy Poehler’s production company, Paper Kite Productions.

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