Trailblazing Rabbi Lila Kagedan Should Be Judged by Her Work — Not Title

Sure, it’s important that an Orthodox woman who uses the title rabbi was hired by a synagogue. But ultimately, the title is only a label. More important is the work that she does, and will do.


6 Unexpected Jewish Things About Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman, who passed away this Thursday, was well-know for playing some of the worst movie villains. But in reality, he was mensch.


VIDEO: On Being a New Yorker Cartoonist

What’s it like to find yourself in the New Yorker cartoon department, and then to find yourself in a documentary about that experience. Liana Finck offers this cartoon to explain.

Meet the Orthodox Star of Oscar-Nominated 'Son of Saul'

In ‘Son of Saul,’ which has nabbed an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, Geza Rohrig plays a member of the Sonderkommando. The Orthodox actor talks about his encounter with one of the last remaining members of those units in the Nazi death camps.


Oscar Nod for Controversial Amy Winehouse Documentary

Hungarian Holocaust film “Son of Saul” nominated for best foreign language film at this year’s Academy Award.

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