Jews in the News

Jews in the News: Nicole Holofcener, John Magaro and Jamie-Lynn Sigler

A Woman Was Needed, Jews Playing Italians, Nobel Prize Note

“The Last Duel” opens in theaters on Oct. 15. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film depicts the last (1386) legally sanctioned “trial by combat” in French history. The trial really happened and remains famous in France to this…

Jews in the News: Sarah Sherman, Asher Grodman and Ethan Katz

New Jewish “SNL” Cast Member; "Jewish" Ghost; Playoff Hebrews

Three new “SNL” cast members were announced a couple of days before the season premiere on Oct. 2.  One of three, SARAH SHERMAN, made my job easier by making many Jewish references in a 2019 interview with “Vice Magazi…

Jews in the News: Bette Midler, Jake Gyllenhaal and Ben Platt

Many Jews in Many Saints, Two Musicals, a Comedy, a Thriller, & More

“The Many Saints of Newark”, a film, is a prequel to “The Sopranos”, the hit HBO series. It will be released to theaters on the 1st. and, on the 1st, will begin streaming on HBO Max for 30 days.  The film, set in…

Jews in the News: Mayim Bialik Jemima Kirke and Jason Isaacs

Jeopardy Jew?; Jews of Sex-Ed (the U.K. Series), Sci-Fi Scribes

As I write this (9/16), “Jeopardy” contestant MATT AMODIO is still winning games. He has the third-longest winning streak in “Jeopardy” history and has won over $750K. Amodio, about 30, is a Yale Computer Science grad s…

Jews in the News: Daveed Diggs, Maya Rudolph and James Wolk

The Emmys and More

The Primetime Emmy Awards, for excellence in original broadcast and streaming programs, will be presented on Sept. 19 (CBS; 8PM). Years ago, some Primetime categories, like technical awards (sound, etc.), and guest acting roles, were moved to the separate Creative Arts ce…