About The Assimilator

The Assimilator lies at the intersection of high and low culture. Here, the latest developments and trends in Jewish art, books, dance, film, music, media, television and theater are all assimilated into one handy pop culture blog.

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PHOTOS: Mayim Bialik Is Having a Blast in Israel

Mayim Bialik is in Israel, and by the looks of it, she’s having a blast.

Need Help With Your Bar Mitzvah Speech? Meet the 'Toast Whisperer'

We’ve all been there, —eying the assembled crowd, swallowing a dry throat, and shuffling cue cards.

Theodore Bikel, Guardian of Yiddishkeit, Honored By YIVO

“I have to sing!… It is a need bigger than eating” a young, handsome Theodore Bikel declares in a clip from Murray Lerner’s 1967 film of the Newport Festival which was shown at the YIVO’s 13th Annual Heritage Luncheon at the Center for Jewish History honoring 91 year old Bikel.

Leonard Nimoy's Son Zaps $600K Goal for 'Spock' Flick

Leonard Nimoy’s son Adam Nimoy has surpassed the goal of raising $600,000 in funds through a Kickstarter campaign to complete a documentary about his father titled “For the Love of Spock.”

Kutsher's Will Be Reincarnated as Catskills Yoga Retreat

Nobody puts Kutsher’s in a corner. After closing in 2013, the former Borscht Belt hotel — famed as the inspiration for the fictional “Dirty Dancing” resort — is to be reincarnated as a $250-million yoga center.