Wonder Woman is Miss Israel

Wonder Woman isn’t only played by Israeli actress Gal Godot; she may just be inspired by the story of the Jewish nation.

Casablanca: A Surprisingly Jewish Story

At its core, the story is about American responsibility to help those suffering at the hands of the Nazis.

The Wedding Plan with No Groom

A new Israeli movie explores the limits of faith.

Groundhog Day Revisited

Why do I find every morning, afternoon and evening to be the same?

13 Reasons Why: Teen Suicide and Judaism

The controversial series is generating healthy discussion regarding pivotal issues, but many people should not watch it, under any circumstances.

The Zookeeper’s Wife: Holocaust and Personal Trauma

The Holocaust film depicts how trauma irrevocably impacts the individual.

Cryfest: This Is Us

Millions of people love this new TV series because it makes them cry. What's going on?

McDonald’s Disturbing Morality Tale

The Founder details Ray Kroc’s rise to unimaginable success by violating the most basic aspects of ethics and decency.

La La Land and the Limits of Romance

The award-winning film upends the typical Hollywood romance with its controversial ending.

Han Solo Shot First

According to the Torah, was Han Solo justified in killing Greedo?

Mary Tyler Moore’s Jewish Characters

Mary Tyler Moore, who passed away at the age of 80, proved that Jewish characters could make it on their own.

Ten Movies to Help Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Sing reminds us that our only limitations are the ones that we place upon ourselves.

16 Thoughts I Had While Watching Moana

Tough experiences don’t have to stop you. In fact, they’re not meant to stop you. They’re meant to make you stronger for later.

Sixteen Things I Learned Watching Doctor Strange

13. If you’re taking a book, don’t just steal one page. Librarians hate that.

Leonard Cohen: Always a Jew at Heart

The influential musician had a deep connection with Israel and the Jewish people.

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.

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