The Force remains strong with the new “Star Wars” movie, which is on track to top $1 billion in global ticket sales this weekend, making it the fastest-ever film to reach that level.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, 61% of Malaysians express anti-Semitic views. During a recent visit, Benjamin Ivry confronted history and reality in that country.51
This year, as always, Jews contributed to the worlds of art, music, literature, film, television, comedy — and even Instagram modeling.
For its first play in English, New Yiddish Rep has chosen “Land of Fire,” Mario Diament’s play about an Israeli woman reconciling with the terrorist who attacked her. The result is a controversial and impassioned production.26
“Let There Be Water,” by Seth M. Siegel, explains how ingenuity and tenaciousness have accomplished a seemingly-impossible task — bringing water to the desert.33
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