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JTA – Like many heavily Orthodox sections of Brooklyn, Borough Park has been served for decades by an all-male volunteer ambulance corps called Hatzalah. The corps caters to a religious Jewish … more
 On May 16, the Moses Brown School and Temple Torat Yisrael will host a free screening of the 2016 documentary “The Last Laugh,” directed by Ferne Pearlstein. The film, which premiered nationally on PBS’s “Independent Lens” in April 2017, poses a provocative question: “Are we allowed to joke about the Holocaust?” I recently spoke with Pearlstein about the film and what it contributes to Holocaust education. more
NEW YORK (JTA) – One of the first scenes in a new documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg features the Supreme Court associate justice, then 84, vigorously lifting weights, doing leg exercises and holding herself in a plank position. The much buzzed-about workout routine has only added to her status as a cultural icon among young progressives. more
JTA – “I thought it was just going to be about falafel and hummus.” That was the perception of Israeli cuisine that filmmaker Roger Sherman had when he reluctantly decided to accompany his friend, the acclaimed Jewish cookbook writer Joan Nathan, on a food tour of Israel in 2010. But the reality exceeded his expectations. more
A film about Israel by Spielberg? Yes, but by Nancy, Steven’s sister. On Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m., the Israel Desk of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island will screen “Above … more
The Joanne Forman Film Festival presents three Sundays of films each year, with moderated  discussions and refreshments at Temple Beth-El in Providence.  This year’s theme is … more
“Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew” is a new mini-documentary that will be screened on Jan. 11, at the Dwares JCC, beginning at 7 p.m. An Ethiopian-Israeli will lead a discussion of … more
JTA – Two graduates of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem won first place for design in a major U.S. animation festival. “Scapegoat,” a short film by Gal Haklay … more