Simon Schama Moderates a Moderate History of Moderate Jews

‘The Story of the Jews’ is the most important TV documentary about Jewish history since Abba Eban’s famous ‘Heritage’ series

Israeli TV Series Examines The Lives of Mizrahim

Amnon Levy’s latest miniseries probes Israel’s so-called ‘ethnic demon’

100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 4, Nos. 25 to 6: Meet the Parents makes intermarriage OK, Ghostbusters explores Jewish theology, and The Graduate goes just around the bend

100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 3, Nos. 50 to 26: Exodus is Zionist agitprop, The Social Network revisits the creation myth, Funny Girl is a nesting doll of Jewish womanhood

100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 2, Nos. 75 to 51: Barton Fink is the greatest Jewish noir, Heathers is a classic morality play, and Jeff Goldblum is, well, Jeff Goldblum

Free Radical

The documentary Paul Goodman Changed My Life profiles the forgotten, prolific, and bisexual New York Intellectual who inspired the 1960s New Left

Idle Worship

In a new HBO documentary, Gloria Steinem is treated like the icon she is. But efforts to praise and eulogize her feminism don’t do the subject—or the liveliness of the movement she helped inspire—justice.

Woody Allen, American Master

Notoriously private filmmaker opens up in documentary, says Annie Hall just “okay”

Polyester Brides

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings—a documentary miniseries from the U.K. about a peripatetic group known as the Irish Travellers—has much to say about marginalized minorities everywhere

Monumental

Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah, 25 years after its release, remains the most powerful Holocaust film ever made

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