The Infidel (2010) Director Josh Appignanesi The Infidel (2010) This is not only a very Jewish movie, it’s a very British and a very Islamic movie dealing with the matter of multiculturalism. Omid Djalili plays Mahmud, a Muslim who discovers not only that he’s been adopted but also that he’s Jewish. The script, written by […]
A documentary film written and directed by Lindsay Anderson in 1953. It looks at the Dreamland Fun Fair in Margate that relates to Bernard Kops’ play and novel On Margate Sands. Click on the images below or here to view the whole film.
Obituraries; The Guardian The New York TImes Jewish Chronicle
The Promised Land: Utopia and Dystopia in Contemporary British-Jewish Culture.
Ron Moody, Actor Best Known as Fagin in ‘Oliver!,’ Dies at 91 http://nyti.ms/1FVcZ7C Dickens’s Fagin, a Jew, has often been perceived as an anti-Semitic characterization, but Mr. Moody, who was also Jewish, steered clear of stereotype. “Although Dickens describes Fagin as a merry old Jew, there’s no sign of him being a Jew in his […]
By Barbara Trainin Blank American-Jewish theater has been making headlines in recent months, but not, perhaps, in a way that its producers would like. Instead of merely rave reviews of newly-performed or revived plays, the coverage has underscored disputes over subject matter and themes, especially relating to Israel and the Middle East. Read more…
In the world premiere of Good
Inter view with Wesker.
In my family, we have a ritual. (Tradition!) After a particularly wonderful Shabbat or holiday dinner, we channel my great-grandmother Pearl Gottler and chant in unison, “Ach, I’m stoffed. I’m bloated. I couldn’t eat another bite.” That’s what reading “Wonder of Wonders” is like. It is as rich and dense as a chocolate babka. Delicious, […]
“Harold Pinter’s artistic vision focussed less on love than on the con. Born in 1930, Pinter grew up Jewish in modest circumstances in London’s East End, the beloved only child of hardworking parents, whose own forebears had emigrated to escape the pogroms in Poland and Russia at the turn of the last century. In 1939, […]