It’s human nature to be fearful of those who are different. As Jews, we’ve learned that lesson all too well.
Jewish comedian Gary Shandling leaves behind a legacy of laughter.
Superman, who defined the American comic superhero, did so using Jewish values, implicit in his creators’ psyche.
Why do the Jedi masters avoid taking responsibility to save the universe?
Three Jewish artists open up about how their Jewishness helped shape their point of view, professionally and personally.
From the age of 5 I’ve been obsessed with Star Wars. As I became more observant, the movies helped me on my own Jedi journey.
A look at some of the Jewish elements – coincidental or otherwise – of Star Wars.
In the final installment of the Hunger Games Trilogy, Katniss emerges as having all of the attributes of a great leader. These attributes are also shared by many of our great Jewish leaders.
Working underground due to the infamous Hollywood blacklist didn’t prevent this writer from producing hit after hit.
Steve Jobs may have been a corporate titan, but many honorable character traits, cherished by Judaism, were foreign to him.
The Jewish People’s mission, should we choose to accept it, is the Torah.
It’s hard to keep track of ants. They’re tiny and they’re everywhere. Like the Jewish people.
The Tony award winning actor famous for playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof dies at 91.
The Disney film teaches one of the most powerful principles for experiencing joy.
Pixar’s new movie is about why we cry. But don’t worry, there’s a happy ending.
You may know him as David Letterman’s sidekick, but Paul Shaffer is also a guy who leads a pretty mean “maariv” service.
If we don’t pass our traditions down to our children, then all the intelligence is just artificial.
Mathew Vaughn’s new film has at its core the message that “Manners maketh man”. Or, to put it into Jewish terms, “Manners maketh mensch.” A surprisingly fitting Purim message.
Four essentials for facing our deepest selves.
Laura Hillenbrand and Louie Zamperini have created extraordinary lives through adversity.
News of a Jewish wizard at Hogwarts reminded me of 5 Jewish values reflected in the series of books.
For a nation fighting a war, how do they get like minded people in the other parts of the world to support them? It’s not the justness of their cause. It’s how well they can manipulate the media.
Christopher Nolan’s new film had me thinking about parenting and that most of the time when our parents are ON our backs, it’s because they HAVE our backs.
John Wick is not a good guy. But he shows that he has the potential to be better – which makes him just like the rest of us.
The struggles and successes of Robin Williams seem to mirror those of the Jewish people.
A self-proclaimed “honorary Jew,” the comic genius will be missed.
Woody Allen’s new film explores the world of magic and what exists beyond the purely rational.
The new X-Men movie wipes the slate clean and fixes the mistakes of the past. It’s about time.
Alan Zweig’s new documentary asks: Why are Jews are funny? Answer: Because we like to kvetch.
Today’s Spider-lesson: Who is powerful? One who conquers his bad inclination.
The writer and director of Groundhog Day passes away, leaving behind a legacy of funny, thoughtful films.
Sid Caesar passed away at the age of 91, but the laughter he created lives on.
Do you want an argument for the existence of God? Watch The Lego Movie.
The story of the makings of Mary Poppins shares something in common with the story of the Jewish People.
The new installment of the Hunger Games trilogy teaches us a lesson about Hanukkah.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy: An interview with Israeli mentalist Uri Geller.
For nearly two thousand years, our Temple has been destroyed -- or “down” – yet we have managed to survive.
Life doesn’t always work out how you planned. And that’s a good thing.