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Oscar nominations come out in the present day. This film, not The Fabelmans, was the best Jewish movie of 2022: For 3 generations (happening 4), the Laemmle household has owned and operated L.A.’s premier arthouse theaters. However when filmmaker Raphael Sbarge caught up with this cinematic dynasty, streaming had lower into their backside line and the pandemic had modified the trade perpetually. Sbarge’s movie is an intimate portrait of a household whose immigrant journey, success and reinvention is uniquely American and Jewish. As PJ Grisar writes in his overview, “the movie delivers a humorous, touching, multi-layered portrait that will get at an elemental a part of the human expertise” — sharing tales with different folks. Learn the story ➤
And whereas we’re speaking films, listed below are 10 important films of the Yiddish cinematic renaissance: Two Yiddish function movies have been launched in 1950, and many individuals thought they is perhaps the final ever made. That modified in 1981, with Brussels-Transit, which kicked off a brand new wave of Yiddish films, together with a mamaloshn model of Romeo and Juliet, the place the cross-cultural love story and rivalry is between Satmar and Bobover Hasidim. Learn the story ➤
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Ezra Legislation, a Messianic Jew, has repeatedly harassed Congregation Emanu El in Houston. (Houston Police Division/Jewish Herald-Voice)
🕍 A Texas synagogue is shoring up safety after a girl who mentioned she was motivated by Messianic beliefs broke in twice, harassed kids and poured wine on a Torah scroll. The 33-year-old lady, Ezra Legislation, mentioned she focused the synagogue as a result of it had turned her away as a result of her perception in Jesus. She faces two counts of felony mischief at a listening to Friday. (Houston Jewish Herald Voice)
🖼️ The heirs of a Jewish household that fled Nazi persecution are demanding the repatriation of a Pablo Picasso portray value as much as $200 million. It’s now in possession of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. (NY Publish)
🖌️ Two Berkeley, California, billboards elevating consciousness of antisemitism had “Free Palestine” spray-painted throughout them. The billboards are by JewBelong, a Jewish nonprofit whose edgy billboards and social media campaigns have triggered some controversy. The native police division is investigating the incidents as a hate crime. (ABC 7)
😲 Swastikas and racial slurs have been scrawled outdoors a Kansas highschool final week. One in all its Jewish college students says others on the college beforehand drew numbers on their arms, mocking Holocaust victims and survivors. (Kansas Metropolis Star)
🎭 Broadway stars will carry out songs written by Jews imprisoned in focus camps and ghettos at a Carnegie Corridor live performance on Thursday in honor of Worldwide Holocaust Remembrance Day. (NY Jewish Week)
👗 A London museum is in search of David Bowie’s gown and different particular gadgets worn by Mick Jagger and Muhammad Ali for an exhibit on the designers of these garments – immigrant Jews who labored within the British style trade. (JTA)
🎥 The co-creator of Shtisel, the favored Netflix sequence a few multigenerational Haredi household in Israel, is within the early phases of writing a spin-off that might concentrate on the character of Nuchem, the brother of Rabbi Shulem Shtisel. (Twitter)
Mazel tov ➤ Daniel Libeskind, the architect behind the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the reworking of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, is ready to obtain the Dresden Peace Prize on Feb. 19.
Shiva name ➤ Grigory Kanovich, an writer who chronicled Lithuanian Jewry in additional than 30 performs, a dozen novels and several other collections of poems and brief tales, died at 93.
On at the present time in historical past (1941): Neil Diamond was born in Brooklyn. Earlier than writing “Candy Caroline,” the singer-songwriter sang in a highschool choir with Barbra Streisand and noticed Pete Seeger carry out at a Jewish summer time camp. The Ahead’s contributing music critic Dan Epstein says that whereas Diamond’s persona is synonymous with “schmaltz, glitz, and hits,” the “lonely little child” on the coronary heart of his hits makes them timeless.
Final yr on at the present time, a Winter Olympian instructed us that he can be determine skating to music from Schindler’s Record on the 2022 Beijing Video games. He didn’t medal.
On the Hebrew calendar, it’s the second of Shevat, when Asher from the Bible was born.
In honor of Nationwide Peanut Butter Day, bear in mind when Gal Gadot tried Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for the primary time?
The numerous late-night faces of Rep. George Santos: Saturday Night time Stay will not be the one present to parody the Republican congressman who has repeatedly lied about his resume and his Jewish identification. Jon Lovitz appeared as Santos on The Tonight Present with Jimmy Fallon on Friday. Requested about his appointment to the Home Committee on Science, House and Know-how, Lovitz as Santos replied: “Sure, I’ve all the time been concerned in science. You understand, to not brag, but it surely was my thought to have gravity.”
A faux Santos – er, a faux faux Santos – additionally confirmed up on Jimmy Kimmel Stay in latest days, with a bit (at concerning the 10-minute mark) that features jokes concerning the Jews constructing the pyramids and one thing about his bubbe’s kugel.
To not be outdone, one other actor portraying Santos popped up Thursday on The Late Present with Stephen Colbert, (begins at concerning the 2-minute mark). Get pleasure from!
Because of Nora Berman, Rachel Fishman Feddersen, PJ Grisar, Adam Langer, Rebecca Salzhauer and Talya Zax for contributing to in the present day’s publication.
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