If we don’t pass our traditions down to our children, then all the intelligence is just artificial.
You may know him as David Letterman’s sidekick, but Paul Shaffer is also a guy who leads a pretty mean “maariv” 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.
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.
Chasidic Israeli filmmaker Rama Burshtein’s fascinating film is almost as fascinating as her own story.
What if all of your memories disappeared? Would you still long for the past?
The love for my team, made me appreciate the love for my people.
Five famous dreamers and the lessons we can learn from them.
A Jewish cartoonist discusses why the recent Sunday Times cartoon was so offensive.
Reconciling God’s attribute of Justice with Mercy.
The surprising Jewish connection hidden inside the bestselling book and new film.
David Misch likes to make people laugh – and to understand why they laugh. There’s something very Jewish about that.
Interesting and odd Jewish facts including the first Jewish gold medalist of the 2012 London games.
Unfortunately, tragedies happen. But we must rise again and find a way to grow.
Do you have to solve your own problems before helping others with theirs?
Don’t go for the quick fixes even though the longer ones, well, take much longer.
You do not need to be a movie star to stand up for basic human freedom.