The Avengers

There’s an important lesson about the power of the Jewish People.

The Five Year Engagement

Nicholas Stoller’s new comedy about dating periods that seem to go on without end, highlights a troubling trend.

The History of Hatikvah

In celebration of Israel’s birthday we examine the history of our national anthem.

Hostage to Fashion

Politics aside, the real war on women is being waged by fashion designers.

Hunger Games

The new film has me thinking about Passover.


Josh Trank’s new film asks the question what would a teenager do if he had superpowers? Short answer: trouble.

The Artist

Michel Hazanavicious’s Golden Globe winning silent film imparts powerful lessons about the power of speech.

Mission Possible

Tom Cruise’s new movie shows us that nothing is impossible.

The Muppets

Are The Muppets a metaphor for the State of Israel?!

Twilight: A Love Story?

Why the vampire series captivates today’s girlie girl culture.

Tower Heist

Brett Ratner’s new film has a timely message for the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.

Mossad and Morality on Film

The Debt reveals more about the filmmaker’s own feelings of inner guilt than anything else.

Puncture: The Inside Story

How I made a Hollywood movie with absolutely no Hollywood experience and a little inspiration from my rabbi.

Finding Israel’s Soul at the Movies

Ma’aleh film school explores and embraces the religiously observant life.

The Change Up

Living the life of a wild bachelor may look fun, but it won’t give you the greatest gift of being a parent -- nachas.

Patriot Games

Is Captain America too American?

The Real Magic of Harry Potter

It lies in the dogged determination of its author J.K. Rowling.

Horrible Bosses

As bad as your boss may be, at least you have one…

Jewish Hip Hop

Enter the Jewish scene of reggae, beat-boxing, hip-hop and urban funk.

Marilyn Michaels: Jewish Show Biz Royalty

An interview with a star of stage and screen with real "yichus” -- lineage.

X-Men: First Class

We should all be proud of our inner “mutant.”

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.

Receive Weekly Jewlarious Emails

Sign up to our Jewlarious Jewsletter.

Our privacy policy