Jews in the News

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…

Jews in the News: Ed Asner, Daveed Diggs and Sarah Schneider

Asner, Trust Me: A Good Holidays Movie, and Best of Summer

I feel I have to note the passing of ED ASNER, age 91, even though there are good “Jewish-themed” obits in many sources, including the JTA and the Forward newspaper. I enjoyed his acting, admired his activism, and was in awe as …

Jews in the News: Jonah Hill, Fred Hechinger and Monica Lewinsky

On Tattoos, Mrs. Maisel, and More

JONAH HILL, 37, who already has several tattoos, recently got a big tattoo that says “Body Love”. Hill, who is often quite portly, has experienced a lot of “body shaming” and his tattoo is a “body-positive” push-back against such shaming. He pos…

Jews in the News: Amanda Peet, David Benioff and Scarlett Johnasson

Peet and Johansson, Cell Phone Inventor, Shiva Baby

The Chair”, a six-part original Netflix series, began streaming on Aug.19. The series received very good reviews from virtually every leading media outlet. It’s a comedy-drama, with some romantic stuff.

The setting is a small private …