Sheryl Sandberg’s viral Facebook post and others like it reveal our shared mortality, our fears, and our most honest selves writes Esther D. Kustanowitz.
Last year a single promo clip caused an Israeli TV satire to be shelved for a year. Now the show has reemerged, taking on subjects from the Bible to the IDF.
For Jewish singles, JDate holds the power to connect. But it can also make you feel there’s something wrong if you can’t click your way to love, writes Esther Kustanowitz.
The original “Hairspray” (1988) was a weird little movie made by cult director John Waters about rock and roll and race relations in 1960s Baltimore. Then it became a smash musical on Broadway, then a 2007 film adaptation of that Broadway hit. Now, the show is coming to Jerusalem, with a community theater production featuring 32 Anglo-Israeli and Ethiopian-Israeli singers, dancers and actors who share the stage and the spotlight.
After seven seasons, ‘30 Rock’ ends tonight on NBC. During its tenure, the show dropped Jewish references like mad, but there’s more to Liz Lemon than meets the eye.
Teens in trouble are nothing to laugh at. But comedians, by definition, should be. That, in a nutshell, was the theory behind a series of recent comedy shows in the Holy Land, which featured professional American comedians raising funds for an organization that provides support services for English-speaking teenagers.
I have always loved books. By the time I was 16 months old I had learned to name the letters of the alphabet from “Sesame Street.” By the time I was 3, my parents had instituted the Shabbat Book Program to satisfy my voracious appetite for books: Every Saturday morning I — and later my younger brothers — would wake up the proud owner