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Introducing Jodea, an indie film written by and starring an Orthodox Jewish actress, is getting great reviews for being a fun and heartwarming Pygmalion story. When Chloe Traicos had the idea about a struggling actress who gets taken under the wing of a famous director as a bet, she only […]
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Beloved comedic actor, iconic talk show guest and host Charles Grodin passed away this week in Connecticut. Raised in Pittsburgh in an Orthodox Jewish family, Grodin became famous for memorable roles in The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run, The Great Muppet Caper, Heaven Can Wait, Beethoven and many more. Grodin also […]
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“You want to put a dead leg inside of me?” “A dead goyim leg. From anyone – an Arab, a woman.” This was the dialogue between a Hasidic son and his father on a recent episode of the NBC drama “Nurses,” in a scene where a religious Jewish character refuses […]
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I don’t mean to be contrarian, but when you don’t love popular shows and movies as much as everyone else does and then post about it online – I did the same thing with Hamilton and Shtisel (gasp!) – you are sure to rile people up. So prepare to be riled […]
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This Portuguese Jewish Community Couldn’t Afford a Rabbi. Now It Made a $1 Million Movie Coming to Amazon. A decade ago, the tiny Jewish Community of Porto didn’t have enough money to hire a rabbi or even fix the roof of its synagogue. Today, this Orthodox congregation of 400 people […]
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A Luxury Seafood Chef Turns Kosher – In The Heart Of Tel Aviv When the chef, who is known for his alchemy with seafood realized that he could make people happy working within their dietary limits, he had a change of heart. “This is what I want to do as […]
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How This Film About Modern Orthodox Women Turned Into a Surprise Hit The film “The Women’s Balcony” has no fancy camerawork, no huge twist, no laugh-out-loud moments, no sex and no violence (although there is some yelling — it is, after all, a movie about Israelis). Yet the movie is […]
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In 2013, a Hasidic filmmaker took the world by storm with her critically acclaimed feature length film, Fill the Void. It was distributed by Sony Pictures and premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Its writer-director, Rama Burstein, is a hasidic baalas teshuva, whose newest effort, The Wedding Plan, comes out this weekend […]
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  Asher Blinkoff is still years away from his bar mitzvah, but he may clinch his first Emmy this weekend. Taking Flight, an animated short that has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award features the voice talents of eight-year-old Asher Blinkoff, the actor son of 2014 Orthodox Jewish All […]
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  Read The Groundbreaking Orthodox Film Story That’s Now An Award Finalist The Haredi world is generally viewed as an insular patriarchal community that shuns movies, but a fledgling, shadow film industry has been growing quietly for a decade within the confines of this improbable universe. These flicks — dozens […]
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