Get latest articles and videos with Jewish
inspiration and insights
How happy are you?
Yes, you can build chemistry! Here are 8 ways to go about it.
In a legendary hotel in the wilds of Chile, I discovered an amazing story.
Sometimes it takes a community.
Like the destruction of the Temple, many people don’t believe the warnings and don’t expect Iran will ever attack Israel.
Jews stood up to the U.S. government 40 years ago, and should again on Iran.
If we stop believing in heroes there’s no hope for us ever to become like them.
One simple game can change how you judge people.
The more we embrace our emotions, the more alive we feel.
A Jewish teen’s poem goes viral, sending an inspiring Jewish message around the world.
My father gave us the most important speech of his life.
Three practical tips.
He's our oldest, but not our firstborn.
What’s behind the new bestselling phenomenon?
A practical exercise for couples to get the love you want.
How to escape from the friend zone.
After seven months of great dating she suddenly broke up with me. I feel used and betrayed.
Be bold and give it a try.
Searching for religious truth is more than a matter of faith. It requires a unique blend of genuine tolerance with cogent reasoning and intellectual honesty.
As spiritual beings, we are responsible for actualizing the potential holiness that God imbues in each moment.
Bringing postpartum depression out of the closet.
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
How to access the transformational power of Yom Kippur.
The connection between envy and the holiest day of the year.
Try your best, and God takes you all the way.
All you need to know. Share it with friends and family!
It’s hard to keep track of ants. They’re tiny and they’re everywhere. Like the Jewish people.
What is the best parenting tip you've ever heard? Don’t worry, you won’t be sued.
The Tony award winning actor famous for playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof dies at 91.
Tisha B'av and the secret of Jewish unity.
The meaning behind the tears.
A fascinating overview capturing the meaning of the holiday.
August 3, 2013
May 30, 2014 2:44 AM
I agree with Gene Wilder there is too much swearing and violence in movies today. and ticket prices are outrageous it is not worth it. If you want violence watch the news. I miss the old Hollywood way of making movies. Bring back the good old days. Shirlee
June 12, 2014 1:29 AM
Gene is 100% correct. Finally someone told it like it is! All you here is F THIS and F THAT.
October 21, 2013 12:58 PM
with people of integrity like Gene,...there is still hope
Gene's moral stand, deserves a standing ovation. A X I O S
August 8, 2013 10:10 PM
I agree with Gene Wilder,I screen movies very carefully not only for bad language and curses ,but also for sex content ,violence.I need a movie that has a good human message,hope courage,frankly I do not have time for Hollywood garbage and mega bucks films.I ca\n choose where to spend my money and when I travel by air I pick and choose
August 8, 2013 9:33 PM
Today movies are bad example for all
I barely go to the movies nowadays. The swearing, the violence,the aggression are the good examples producers are giving to the youngsters and children all over the world.
August 12, 2013 12:51 AM
Movies today are just filthier than the past. They were funny entertaining and well done.
Mr. Wilder is absolutely correct. If he is overwhelmed by the language content, you better believe they are filthy, violent, have perverted language. And, guess what send the wrong role modeling language to us, as Jews, and our children.
They''re only getting worse and worse.
August 8, 2013 4:12 PM
Good for you, Mr. Wilder. You are right.
August 7, 2013 5:06 PM
Blazing Saddles - A lot of Cursing
Funny how some do change. His movies with Mel Brooks - included cursing and lewd behavior. However, not on the grand scale it is now. I barely go to the movies and find myself drifting to the film noir of the 20s-50s. Also to the silent era. Plus it is very hard to watch non-talent being pushed upon us as talented actors/actresses.
August 7, 2013 3:21 PM
Why the "bad" movies
I was listening to NPR a few weeks ago and a producer was explaining why it is so hard to make "good" films nowadays. Due to the advent of streaming video, the DVD aftermarket has shrunk tremendously in the US. The money this aftermarket used to generate enabled filmmakers to make good, smaller, non-blockbuster films. Now, in order to make up the slack, they make these huge bombastic films that sell like crazy in the foreign markets, where they don't have the money or technology to make, say, a Transformers or Pacific Rim. And you just can blame the filmmakers. If we didn't go see these types of movies in droves, they wouldn't keep making them. (I miss Gene!)
Frank Peter Carpi,
August 7, 2013 3:11 PM
Stop Misusing the name of God
I can't stand the way God is being blasphemed even on public TV networks. I would rather hear the f word or the b words than GD any day of the week.
August 6, 2013 2:02 AM
How sad for us...
It is such a sad reality that our "progressive" society has fallen to a place where people of truly great talent to give the gift of comedy and laughter are dissuaded from sharing it because of the profanity and violence that pervades the entertains industry... Gene Wilder, may you again be on the big screen to bring smiles to us!!!.
August 5, 2013 7:00 PM
Too much swearing in the movies and everywhere)
A couple of decades ago, it was bothering me that so many kids in the park where my little ones were in the sandbox could overhear were using the F word all the very casually. I asked them to stop and they did. Only a couple of a weeks ago I overheard a couple of 20 somethings conversing with the F word in every sentence, oblivious to me sitting beside them. It was disturbing to me and I told them that they should save that word for serious emphasis on an idea; not for the whole world to hear. They both apologized with sincerity and I hope I've gotten the message to at least two. (I've been watching Just For Laughs for years - no swearing, but a lot of laughing!)
Display my name?
Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.