Tiny Portuguese Jewish community makes a $1.2 million feature film about its history

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 11/15/2019

The tiny Jewish community of Porto, Portugal, made a feature film about its history that is likely the costliest production by any European Jewish community.

Mexican-Jewish artist Aliza Nisenbaum on her colorful portraits of ‘the other’ in society

Alan Grabinsky, JTA, 11/04/2019

Mexican-Jewish artist Aliza Nisenbaum sees a failure to communicate in the modern world — and her work as a way to counteract the dilemma.

Diversity Without Hierarchy

Rabbi Juan Mejía, Be'chol Lashon, 10/18/2019

Each of the global communities of the ever-growing Jewish people is an equal and yet unique manifestation of a people and its values.

Zoe Kravitz Ushers In The Era Of Jewish Catwoman

Jenny Singer, The Forward, 10/15/2019

It was announced on Monday that Zoe Kravitz, the preternaturally cool actress daughter of Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz, will star opposite Robert Pattinson in Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman movie.

Tiffany Haddish to have bat mitzvah, launch new Netflix special

Zachary Keyser, The Jerusalem Post, 10/06/2019

Haddish rose to stardom through various appearances on television sitcoms, programs and the comedic stage, as well as the hit movie 'Keanu.'

Latinx Jews Rejoice Over News of Latina Disney Princess

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Be'chol Lashon, 09/19/2019

It is not even Rosh Hashanah and people are already excited about Hanukkah.

A-WA: Tiny Desk Concert

Bob Boilen, NPR, 09/03/2019

Their songs mix Yemenite and Arabic traditions with splashes of reggae and hip-hop.

“Can you Dig it?” Nuyorican History in Ghetto Brother: Warrior to Peacemaker

Jennifer Caroccio Maldonado, The MNT, 08/28/2019

In this third installment of “Latinx Comic Biographies and Graphic Memoirs” series, I dive into how Voloj and Ahlering illustrate the 1970s South Bronx, which chronicles the life of Nuyorican Benjamin “Bengy” Melendez, former gang leader and community activist.

A Sephardic Rosh Hashanah Seder

Rahel Musleah, My Jewish Learning, 07/16/2019

This ritual for the Jewish New Year goes far beyond dipping apples in honey.