Jews in the News

Jews in the News: Zoe Buckman, Daveed Diggs and David Schwimmer

The Peacock Spreads Its Wings, Woes of Child Actors, More

The new Peacock network premieres “for everybody” on July 15. Certain cable company customers are already getting Peacock with their subscription. “Everybody” can see some of the shows (with ads) if they have an internet conn…

Jews in the News: Mark Feuerstein, Alicia Silverstone, Rachel Shukert

Hamilton, Babysitters, Hijackers, and Political Hi-Jinks

The film version of “Hamilton”, the mega-hit Broadway musical about Alexander Hamilton, begins streaming on the Disney Plus channel on July 3. The film was supposed to open in theaters, but Covid-19 intervened. A Disney Plus subsc…

Jews in the News: Bette Midler, Jon Shenk, Jon Stewart

Streaming Options: Comedy, Crime, and More

The 2nd season of the original Netflix musical/satirical series “The Politician” began streaming on June 19 and, boy, is it “tribe heavy”. As the 2nd season starts, star character Payton Hobart (BEN PLATT, 26) is a college student in New Yo…

Jew in the News: Paul Newman, Robert Reich and Albert Einstein

What I Think and More

I’m not sure when I first heard the phrase, “Jewish blood is cheap.” I thought it was in the 1960 movie, “Exodus,” about the founding of Israel. I checked and PAUL NEWMAN, playing a Haganah officer, actually substituted “meat” for “blood”. He said: …

Jews in the News: Pete Davidson, Maude Apatow and Arthur Horowitz

The Firefighter’s Son and More

“The King of Staten Island” was diverted from theaters to video-on-demand (premieres June 12). Directed and co-written by JUDD APATOW, 52, it stars Pete Davidson (“SNL”) in a semi-autobiographical role. He plays Scott, a mid-20s weed-smoking slacker …