Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Articles written by Andrew Lapin

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 19 of 19



 By Andrew Lapin    News    January 28, 2022 

Rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel wants to set the record straight

(JTA) — Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, the man at the center of the Colleyville, Texas, synagogue hostage crisis last weekend, says that he is looking for another job, but wants the world’s focus to remain on his congregation’s trauma and...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    Features    January 28, 2022 

Netflix's 'Camp Confidential' tells the story of Nazis housed in an American compound - and the Jews who looked after them

(JTA) - "P.O. Box 1142" was the only name the Jewish GIs were given as to their destination. The American World War II soldiers, many of them refugees from Europe, assumed they would be flying...

 

From 'The Last Picture Show' to 'The Other side of the Wind,' Bogdanovich faired well

(JTA) - Peter Bogdanovich, the Oscar-nominated movie director and actor whose films, ego and off-camera exploits encapsulated the personality-driven excesses of 1970s Hollywood filmmaking, has died at...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    January 7, 2022

Cleveland Jewish News expands

(JTA) — At a time when many local Jewish news outlets are scaling back or shuttering operations altogether, the Cleveland Jewish News is expanding its footprint for the second time in three years. CJN’s publisher, the Cleveland Jewish...

 

A new HBO documentary profiles the late 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' actor Bob Einstein

(JTA) - Bob Einstein, the cult-favorite Jewish comedian best known for playing Marty Funkhouser on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and the popular "Super Dave Osborne" character on various TV variety shows,...

 

Cartman converts to Judaism on 'South Park,' after decades of tormenting Jews

(JTA) - One of television's most notorious cartoon antisemites is now an Orthodox rabbi. Eric Cartman, the egomaniacal, hate speech-spouting grade schooler on Comedy Central's long-running adult...

 

An Israeli documentary chronicles a real-life relationship between an Auschwitz prisoner and an SS officer

(JTA) - "Nazisploitation," a pop-culture subgenre that draws on imagery and stories from the Holocaust for winkingly perverse entertainment, is built around the idea that there are bad-taste ways to...

 

Mel Brooks, newly minted memoirist, praises Cel-Ray soda and insists he's more 'New York humor' than 'Jewish'

(JTA) - At 95, Mel Brooks is finally ready to speak his truth: A deli without Cel-Ray is no deli at all. The comedy icon and EGOT winner whose movies, musicals and stage acts defined the last century...

 

On Netflix and elsewhere, new collections of Palestinian and Israeli films are now available for streaming

(JTA) — Some of Netflix’s biggest international hits of the last few years — from “Fauda” to “Shtisel” — have been Israeli imports. Now, the streaming giant is spotlighting...

 

In 'Golden Voices,' Russian movie dubbers reinvent themselves in Israel, to hilarious effect

(JTA) — The familiar Jewish narrative of outsiders struggling to assimilate to their new homeland gets turned on its head in the charming Israeli comedy “Golden Voices.” Here, the strange, unwelcoming new land the Jews face is Israel itself....

 

'The Auschwitz Report': Slovakian film follows real-life escapees who tried to warn the world

(JTA) - Were it not for Rudolph Vrba and Alfréd Wexler, would the world today know the true extent of the mass murder the Nazis inflicted during the Holocaust?  The two men, both Slovak Jews who...

 

Kenneth Feinberg helps 9/11 families find 'Worth' in Obama-produced Netflix movie

(JTA) - At a key moment in the new Netflix film "Worth," Kenneth Feinberg, the real-life architect of the compensation fund for 9/11 victims, is shown overwhelmed by the monumental emotional toil of...

 

Canadian Jewish News restarts, again, eyeing a younger audience

(JTA) - Reports of the demise of the Canadian Jewish News have been, not for the first time, greatly exaggerated. On Sept. 1, the publication - the largest Jewish news organization in Canada - will...

 

Major teachers' unions are pushing the pro-Palestinian cause - and receiving major pushback

(JTA) - Public school unions in the U.S. are increasingly becoming a hotbed of Israel discourse, with the largest teachers' union becoming the latest organized body to deliberate measures that censure...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    June 25, 2021

A new Jewish news site makes a play in LA a mid a difficult climate for its Jewish journalists

(JTA) - A team of journalists once employed by the flagship Jewish newspaper in Los Angeles is trying to create an alternative news source for America's second-largest Jewish community. SoCal Jewish...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    June 18, 2021

Writers bow down to social media complaints

(JTA) — Bestselling authors Elin Hilderbrand and Casey McQuiston removed references to Anne Frank and Israel from their novels this week following an outcry on social media from small subsets of readers. The moves have ignited a storm of...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    Features    June 4, 2021

Film Review: Surviving former Nazis give their 'Final Account' in new documentary

(JTA) - There is a remarkable scene toward the end of the new documentary "Final Account," a collection of eyewitness testimonies of the Nazi regime from elderly Germans and Austrians who remember it...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    March 12, 2021

NBC under fire for portrayal of Orthodox Jews

(JTA) — Jewish groups are criticizing NBC for airing an offensive portrayal of an Orthodox Jew on one of its medical dramas. The objectionable storyline occurred on an episode of “Nurses,” a Canadian hour-long drama following a group of nurses...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    February 26, 2021

Arizona Jewish Post shuts down after 75 years

(JTA) - The Arizona Jewish Post, a 75-year-old community publication covering the Jewish population of Tucson and southern Arizona, announced it would cease operations effective March 1. The Jewish...

 

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021

Rendered 01/28/2022 20:04