The Orthodox Jewish Dating Web Series

“Soon by You”, a web series about the New York dating scene, is turning heads.

Remembering Gene Wilder

Born Jerome Silberman, the frizzy-haired comedic actor touched our funny bones and our hearts.

Finding Judaism in Finding Dory

Finding Dory reminds us that it's never too late to discover yourself and it's never too late to return to your roots.

Captain America: Civil War

I’ve always wondered – what’s so bad about taking revenge? Now I know.

Remembering Garry Shandling

Jewish comedian Gary Shandling leaves behind a legacy of laughter.

Zootopia

It’s human nature to be fearful of those who are different. As Jews, we’ve learned that lesson all too well.

Superman: The Mensch of Steel

Superman, who defined the American comic superhero, did so using Jewish values, implicit in his creators’ psyche.

The Schwartz Awakens

A rabbi’s Jewish take on the latest Star Wars blockbuster.

The Disappointing Jedi

Why do the Jedi masters avoid taking responsibility to save the universe?

Three Jewish Artists

Three Jewish artists open up about how their Jewishness helped shape their point of view, professionally and personally.

Confessions of a Jewish Jedi

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.

The Good Dinosaur

You have nothing to fear, but fear itself.

From Jediism to Judaism: Star Wars as Jewish Allegory

A look at some of the Jewish elements – coincidental or otherwise – of Star Wars.

The Adele Sensation

Does the superstar’s old-style elegance add to her allure?

Happy Hunger Games!

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.

Trumbo

Working underground due to the infamous Hollywood blacklist didn’t prevent this writer from producing hit after hit.

Steve Jobs: The Apple of Our Eye?

Steve Jobs may have been a corporate titan, but many honorable character traits, cherished by Judaism, were foreign to him.

Johnny Depp on Whitey Bulger

Bulger wasn't hardwired to be a murderer. No one is.

Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation

The Jewish People’s mission, should we choose to accept it, is the Torah.

Ant-Man

It’s hard to keep track of ants. They’re tiny and they’re everywhere. Like the Jewish people.

Theodore Bikel: A Jewish Man for All Seasons

The Tony award winning actor famous for playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof dies at 91.

The Depth of Inside/Out

The Disney film teaches one of the most powerful principles for experiencing joy.

Inside Out

Pixar’s new movie is about why we cry. But don’t worry, there’s a happy ending.

Paul Shaffer: The Mensch

You may know him as David Letterman’s sidekick, but Paul Shaffer is also a guy who leads a pretty mean “maariv” service.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

If we don’t pass our traditions down to our children, then all the intelligence is just artificial.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

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.

Satire in the Crosshairs

Why does Aish.com have a humor section?

Wild: An Adventure in Self-Discovery

Four essentials for facing our deepest selves.

Unbroken

Laura Hillenbrand and Louie Zamperini have created extraordinary lives through adversity.

Harry Potter and Jewish Values

News of a Jewish wizard at Hogwarts reminded me of 5 Jewish values reflected in the series of books.

Mockingjay Part I

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.

Interstellar

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

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 Maze Runner

The maze is like Yom Kippur. It prepares you for what lies ahead.

Robin Williams: A Tribute

The struggles and successes of Robin Williams seem to mirror those of the Jewish people.

Robin Williams and Us

A self-proclaimed “honorary Jew,” the comic genius will be missed.

Magic in the Moonlight

Woody Allen’s new film explores the world of magic and what exists beyond the purely rational.

These Jews Rock

Where would rock and roll be without these Jews?

X-Men: Days of Future Past

The new X-Men movie wipes the slate clean and fixes the mistakes of the past. It’s about time.

When Jews Were Funny

Alan Zweig’s new documentary asks: Why are Jews are funny? Answer: Because we like to kvetch.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Today’s Spider-lesson: Who is powerful? One who conquers his bad inclination.

Noah à la Hollywood

The movie is a distortion of the Torah.

Harold Ramis’ Search for Meaning

The writer and director of Groundhog Day passes away, leaving behind a legacy of funny, thoughtful films.

Hail the Mighty Caesar

Sid Caesar passed away at the age of 91, but the laughter he created lives on.

The Lego Movie

Do you want an argument for the existence of God? Watch The Lego Movie.

Saving Mr. Banks

The story of the makings of Mary Poppins shares something in common with the story of the Jewish People.

Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The new installment of the Hunger Games trilogy teaches us a lesson about Hanukkah.

Uri Geller, CIA Masterspy?

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy: An interview with Israeli mentalist Uri Geller.

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