Jews in the News

Jews in the News: Sue Bird, Lisa Kudrow and Yan Feldman

Really, They Are Jewish?!

 Jewish Sports Review magazine recently added basketball great SUE BIRD, 39, and rising tennis star SOFIA “Sonya” KENIN, 21, to its list of Jewish athletes. It would take several columns to cover Bird’s basketball accomplishments. Here’s a very short summa…

Jews in the News: Benh Zeitlin, Winona Ryder and David Burd

At the Movies: “Wendy” and “The Hunt”

In 2012, the low-budget indie film “Beasts of the Wild” was the surprise hit of the year. This almost mystical story about how a young girl survived a major Louisiana flood won many major awards and scored four Oscar nominations. BENH ZEITLI…

Jews in the News: Stephen Fry, Nanette Burstein and Bruce Feiker

At the Movies: Opening March 6

“Greed” is a British satirical comedy about the ultra-rich, centering on Sir Richard McCreadie (Steve Coogan), a retail fashion magnate. The film’s set on a Greek island, where the 60th birthday of McCreadie is being celebrated with a huge “Gladiator-t…

Jews in the News: Paul Newman, Rick Moranis and Josh Gad

Nazi Hunters and More

The first, 10-episode season of the Amazon original series “Hunters” began streaming last Friday, Feb. 21. Al Pacino, in his first TV role, plays Meyer Offerman, the Jewish leader of a group of Nazi hunters headquartered in New York City in 1977. They discover tha…

Jews in the News: Harrison Ford, Jack Black and Zoe Kravitz

At the Movies: Something Wild and Something Not Seen

Opening on Friday, Feb. 21 are “Call of the Wild” and “The Invisible Man”.  “Call” is based on the famous 1903 novel by Jack London. It’s the story of Buck, a very big dog whose idyllic life in Northern California ends when…