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Hollywood’s war on Judaism

A doctor walks up to a Chassidic Jewish teen lying in a hospital bed and tells him he needs a bone graft to save his leg. The teen and his father both worry that...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosts the stars of the Israeli series Fauda and members of Israel's special undercover police unit at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, on Feb. 7, 2018. Photo by Mark Neyman/GPO.

‘Fauda’ becomes first Israel TV show to be dubbed in Farsi

Critically acclaimed Israeli TV series Fauda is about to mark another historical achievement by being dubbed into Farsi. The Farsi version of the show is slated to air on Manoto TV, an international Persian-language channel based in...
The cast of the Israeli drama “Shtisel.” Credit: IMDB.

CBS to create American remake of hit Israeli series ‘Shtisel’

CBS Studios announced on Tuesday that it is developing an American adaptation of the popular Netflix-distributed Israeli drama “Shtisel.” The American remake will be written by “Insatiable” creator and “Dexter” writer Lauren Gussis, and directed by...
Julia Haart. Source: Instagram.

Netflix to premiere new docuseries about former ‘haredi’ fashion mogul

Netflix announced on Wednesday the premiere of a new documentary series about fashion entrepreneur Julia Haart, a former member of the ultra-Orthodox haredi community. “My Unorthodox Life” will focus on the personal and professional life of Haart,...

Sophia Loren plays elderly Holocaust survivor in ‘The Life Ahead’

Sofia Villani Scicolone first appeared into the movie called Quo Vadis in 1951 when she was only 15 years old. She was renamed “Sophia Loren” by her husband Carlo Ponti who also directed the film. Loren...

When You Kill Children, You Kill Infinite Possibilities

#AnneFrank. Parallel Stories, a 2020 documentary streaming on Netflix, is narrated by Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren who revisits Anne Frank’s life and the possibility of what she could have been; reading passages of her...

Movie Review: The Photographer of Mauthausen

The Photographer of Mauthausen (TPOM), available on Netflix, is a Spanish film directed by Mar Targarona. The film is written by Roger Danès and Alfred Pérez Fargas. It is based on the true story of Francesc...
“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot. Credit: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons.

‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot third highest-paid actress in 2020

Israeli actress Gal Gadot made $31.5 million in 2020, earning her third place on Forbes’ list of this year’s highest-paid Hollywood actresses. The bulk of her earnings, the magazine said, came from $20 million for her...
Israeli actress Shira Haas receives the prize for Best Supporting Actress at the 2018 Ophir Awards ceremony, also known as the “Israeli Oscars,” in Ashdod on Sept. 6, 2018. Photo by Flash90.

Hopes for Emmy dashed, but ‘Unorthodox’ Israeli actress still makes history

Israelis woke up on Monday to the disappointing news that actress Shira Haas had not won a much-coveted Emmy Award, which would have been a first for an Israeli, but the star of Unorthodox nevertheless made...
A scene from the Netflix series “Unorthodox.” Source: Screenshot.

Israeli actress Shira Haas gets Emmy nod for ‘Unorthodox’ role

Israeli actress Shira Haas was nominated on Tuesday for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her performance in Netflix’s “Unorthodox.” The 25-year-old Haas won acclaim for her role as...