J. Hoberman, the former longtime Village Voice film critic, is a monthly film columnist for Tablet Magazine. He is the author, co-author or editor of 12 books, including Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film Between Two Worlds and, with Jeffrey Shandler, Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting.
‘Letters to Afar’ is the latest of an emergent and haunting new form, Jewish material-memory film
Alex Ross Perry’s often funny ‘Listen Up Philip’ is as much homage to as critique of the great American writer
It rains and rains in the most eccentric Old Testament adaptation, and most Jewish biblical blockbuster, ever made
Claude Lanzmann returns to his greatest subject through footage of a conflicted Elder of Theresienstadt
‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ opening December 6, pits the existential victim against the very possibility of Jewish success
Joshua Oppenheimer’s brutal film about the Indonesian genocide shows us what history looks like when blood-soaked sociopaths win
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Will step down at the end of the university’s school year
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How the flare-up on the Israel-Lebanon border may portend a larger conflict
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Tom Brady’s menorah
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From polls, to reporting, to political parody videos
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We’re seeking reader submissions for catchy, tote-able taglines
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Is putting other kids’ health at risk really a Jewish value?
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Actor says he’s given ‘serious thought’ to the profession
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First fatal Hezbollah attack in Israel’s north since 2006 raises questions about deterrence
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American comedian bares all in Israel with a message of coexistence
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Burning questions for the Patriots quarterback after NYT Magazine profileBy Shaul Magid — Jacob Neusner shows how an identity founded on oppression and persecution limits the potential of the Diaspora
Lacking a vision of the future, Labor reinvents itself by misreading the past
An excerpt from the new memoir ‘Why Not Say What Happened’ conjures lost summer worlds
Willkommen out of the closet!
In a new memoir, the controversial ‘New York Times’ columnist connects dots between dislocation and his mother’s depression
Israel Story, Episode 5: From red heifers and golden calves to the mooing mascot of radical vegans everywhere
The cartoonist’s grahic memoir made many Top Ten lists this year. Here’s what she had to say about it.
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