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Miami Jewish Film Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

Art Basel is over, but Miami's next cultural extravaganza isn't far off. The Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) will return this January for its 21st year. January 11 through 25, MJFF will screen 62...

‘A Trace of Smoke’ set in pre-war Berlin

I downloaded this ebook from Amazon’s Kindle Store in order to have something to read on the plane. I always like to have something to read in my phone-cum-Kindle, as that means I’m not...

“Letters And Cards As Holocaust History”, by Justin Gordon

There have been so many books and articles written on the Holocaust and from so many different angles, that it is hard to find something written anymore from a truly unique perspective.  However, such...
Dick DeMarsico, New York World Telegraph & Sun / Public domain

Streaming movies about American racial violence

The Birth of a Nation: Not to be confused with the racist silent film of the same title, this is a reconstruction of the Nat Turner rebellion.  Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, YouTube Black Wall...

Listen to ‘Despacito,’ Justin Bieber and Luis Fonsi’s megahit song, in Hebrew

(JTA) — Attention Jews who love to dance to Latin grooves: There is a Hebrew version of “Despacito,” the first mostly Spanish-language song to become a number one Billboard chart hit in 20 years. “Despacito,”...

Akron High Arts Festival 2017 opens Sept. 15, adds music and film

Starting next Friday, Akronites will have 23 days to check out and vote on visual art, music and film, as venues around the downtown showcase artists' entries during the High Arts Festival 2017. Formerly known as...

Film review: ‘A Jew must die’ appearing at the Washington Jewish film festival

I have seen many World War II films that focused on either the battles that were fought, or the horrors of the Holocaust. Only a small number of films touch on the level of...

Feuding family members featured in ‘Bad Jews’

Jewish actress Hannah Benitez stars in the one-act drama "Bad Jews," running now through Aug. 13 by Main Street Players at the Main Street Playhouse in Miami Lakes. The story is centered on the death...
From the documentary “Golda,” about Israel’s first female prime minister’s term of office. Credit: National Library of Israel.

Festival of best Israeli documentaries goes digital, with special track in English

The National Library of Israel’s sixth annual Docu.Text Film Festival is going digital, with a special track for English-speaking international audiences. The festival, running from Nov. 15-25, features award-winning documentary films, question-and-answer sessions and an array of special...