Family Guys

The fathers I know don’t look anything like the ones we see in the media.

Von Trier's Cannes Controversy

Does art stand apart from the artist? What if the artist is Hitler?

Why I Didn’t Watch the Royal Wedding

Let’s give William and Kate the best gift of all – the gift of privacy.

Miral: Is This the Face of Terror?

To answer the question, here are some alternative posters for the anti-Israel movie.

Managing Justin Bieber

Scooter Braun's Jewish values keep the teen celebrity grounded. An exclusive.


In Gregg Mottola’s new movie, Paul, the friendly alien, is feared simply because he’s different. As Jews, we can identify with that.

The Adjustment Bureau

George Nolfi’s new film starring Matt Damon has me thinking about fate versus free will.

Can Judaism Save Charlie Sheen?

Charlie Sheen is now claiming that he’s Jewish. No we are not kidding.

God's Inception

The Oscars, Judaism and the power of dreams.

Michael Scott and You

What we can learn from The Office’s Michael Scott.

The Finkler Question

The Man Booker Prize winning novel raises important questions about Jewish self hatred and anti-Semitism.

The Green Hornet

If you think that the Green Hornet looks like a mindless action movie, you’d be unfairly judging a book by its cover. Or a movie by its poster.

The King’s Speech

The film may be about royalty, but its message is for the everyman.

The Fighter

Mark Walberg’s new film isn't about boxing. It’s really about family.

127 Hours

What we can learn from Aron Ralston's harrowing ordeal.

The True Magic of Harry Potter

It's character, not wizardry, that counts.

Maccabeats Rewrite Musical Expectations

YU a cappella group atop Billboard charts, adored by media.

Doc Brown was Wrong

After re-watching Back to the Future, I realized that we actually can change our future.


What would your life be like if you lived forever?


Everyone needs meaning. Even villains.

War and Remembrance

A review of Herman Wouk’s epic WWII miniseries.

Ferris or Cameron?

After watching John Hughes’ 1986 classic Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, I gained some new perspectives.

The Social Network

The genesis of Facebook has its source in the Book of Genesis.

Jews and American Songs

A review of A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs by David Lehman.

A Film Unfinished

The contemporary relevance of a discarded Nazi propaganda film.

Amare Stoudemire's Jewish Roots

The importance of learning about your heritage.


While some musicians are boycotting Israel, others like Jethro Tull aren’t. Maybe our “playcott” campaign is working after all?

Inception: In Your Dreams

The Kabbalah of Christopher Nolan’s new film Inception.

Is Spider-Man Jewish?

Goldman, Lipman and Spider-Man: All Jewish names.


How to hype up your life.

Music to Terrorists’ Ears

Some musicians are boycotting Israel in response to the flotilla. Our response: a Playcott.

A Simple Song for Israel

Israel stands for Peace.

Law and Order

My brush with TV stardom taught me that there’s very little reality in television.

South Park, Serious Funny

Comedy Central muzzles free speech in fear of offending Islam.

Ani Yehudi

One American family united the people of Israel through song.

Zacharia’s Beautiful Mystery

The worldwide release of a hot new CD – right here on

The Hurt Locker

Do we have to risk our lives to feel alive?

Avatar: Bad Guys and Good Guys

Whose side are you on now?

Avatar and the Jews

The connections with Torah and Hebrew words are just too frequent and striking to be accidental.

Catcher in the Rye

J.D. Salinger captured adolescence's anxiety, defiance and desperation for identity and love.


The Jewish people have been “unplugging” once a week for millennia.

Up in the Air

Jason Reitman’s new film got a bunch of well-deserved Golden Globe nominations, but it is also a little depressing.


Surprisingly, James Cameron’s new blockbuster taught me a lot about myself.

The Princess and the Frog

Despite the magic, it is character that prevails.

Bungle In the Jungle

Delving into Jethro Tull's song on life.

Scrooge Season

Mankind should be our business.

Bernie & The Godfather

Two contemporary morality tales convey the same important message.

This Is It?

Michael Jackson’s farewell movie is a hit, but it also provokes some difficult questions.

Inglourious Basterds

Quentin Tarantino's new movie made me wonder what Jewish "vengeance" should look like.

Diary of a Wimpy Writer

Do you know what your child is reading?

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