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'Nazi Town, USA,' a new PBS documentary, examines the 1930s heyday of Hitler's acolytes in the US

(New York Jewish Week) — Picture a group of children having fun at summer camp, learning archery, swimming and playing tug of war, all while the Nazi flag flies next to the American flag. Or a packed crowd at Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden, whe...

 

David Strathairn plays historic Holocaust witness Jan Karski in PBS's 'Remember This'

(JTA) — As a Roman Catholic in Warsaw during World War II, Jan Karski could easily have ignored the horrors unfolding behind the walls of the Jewish ghetto. Instead, as a member of the Polish R...

 

TV star Lisa Edelstein captures her Jewish family in a solo painting exhibit

(JTA) - Like many of us left without plans during the initial COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, Lisa Edelstein spent some of her time rummaging through old family photographs. But instead of just basking in...

 

Hulu's 'The Patient' gets at a dynamic rarely seen on TV: Orthodox-Reform tensions

(JTA) - Episode three of "The Patient," the well-received psychological thriller series on Hulu about a serial killer who kidnaps his therapist, involves a flashback to an Orthodox wedding. Ezra, son...

 

Disney's 'Andi Mack' is seriously groundbreaking

If you and your tweens still aren't watching the Disney Channel show "Andi Mack," you must start ASAP. It deals with so many kinds of identities, including Jewish, in a way not usually seen on TV... Full story

 

The Jewish story behind the Broadway hit 'Falsettos'

NEW YORK (JTA)-The opening number in the Broadway musical "Falsettos"-currently being revived on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre-is called "Four Jews in a Room Bitching." Featuring sample lyrics... Full story

 

Seven Yom Kippur-themed shows to watch

(JTA)-When it comes to Jewish holidays in pop culture, Chanukah gets top billing-but that has more to do with its proximity to Christmas than its religious significance. For Jews, the main event is... Full story

 

Getting 'UnREAL' with actress Shiri Appleby:  Actress dishes on playing a Jewish, feminist antihero

(JTA)-In the world of television, Rachel Goldberg is a rare character: a Jewish, female antihero. She's the main character in "UnREAL," a scripted drama on Lifetime about the behind-the-scenes world o... Full story

 

Q&A with 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' star and creator Rachel Bloom

(JTA)-A few years ago, Rachel Bloom was best known as the creator of laugh-out-loud YouTube videos like "You Can Touch My Boobies" and "Historically Accurate Disney Princess Song." Now she is a... Full story

 

The Jewish TV show you should be watching: 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend'

NEW YORK (JTA)-If the ratings for CW's newest show, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," are any indication, you probably aren't watching it. If not, you're missing out. Now that creator and star Rachel Bloom is... Full story

 

'Orange is the New Black': The best Jewish moments from the new season

(JTA)-"Orange Is the New Black" protagonist Piper Chapman may no longer have a Jewish husband, but that doesn't mean that Judaism isn't a huge part of the new season of the Netflix hit. In fact,... Full story

 

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