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  • Museum of Yiddish Tehater (2021)
    The purpose of The Museum of Yiddish Theater, located in New York City, is to "preserve and document the historic legacy of Yiddish Theater, radio, recordings and films or future generations and scholars." Its collection ...
  • Hanu, Shira; Jewish Telegraphi Agency (The Detroit Jewish News, 2022-02-14)
    An article about Hollywood Ivan Reitman, who died on February 12, 2022. Retiman is best known for having directed the 1984 hit movie, "Ghostbusters." He also produced the 1978 film, “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” Click ...
  • Oliver, David (USA Today, 2021-11-10)
    Have Jews enjoyed a great deal of success in the United States? Without doubt. Are they completely accepted? The answer is somewhat more complicated. This article discusses the fact that many Jewish roles in movies, ...
  • Pogrebin, Abigail (Tablet, 2021-11-30)
    "An excerpt from ‘Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish’ about the legendary composer." Jews make up a small minority of the North American population. This leads many to assume that secular Jews grow ...
  • Weber, Bruce (The New York Times, 2021-11-26)
    A biographical essay on the occasion of the death of Stephen Sondheim, A Jewish American who was "one of Broadway history’s songwriting titans." Among his many accomplishments, he wrote the lyrics for the musical "West ...
  • Augustyn, Adam (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2021-06-28)
    Larry David is best known for being the co-creator of the popular comedy series, "Seinfeld." He is currently the star of another popular series, "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Click on the link above to read this article on the ...
  • Ensler, Eve (YouTube, 2014-06-18)
    A set of 10 YouTube videos of Eve Ensler performing "The Vagina Monologues." Click on the link above to watch the videos. For a discussion of the role and impact of "The Vagina Monologues," see the first link below. To ...
  • Rosman, Josephine (Jewish Women's Archive, 2017-11-20)
    This article is about Eve Ensler's most famous play, "The Vagina Monologues," which was based on a series of interviews Ensler conducted with women about their attitudes toward their vaginas, their bodies and their sexuality. ...
  • Horowitz, Simi (The Forward, 2012-12-11)
    An interview with Eve Ensler, playwright, activist and advocate on behalf of women, who is best known for her play, the "Vagina Monologues." Ensler discusses the enduring relevance of her work and her attitudes towards ...
  • Ain, Stewart (The New York Jewish Week, 2012-03-12)
    An article about being Jewish and an actor in twentieth century America. Click on the link above to read the article.
  • Korkis, Jim (Cartoon Research, 2019-03-29)
    "In 1940, Superman was one of the most popular comic-book characters with regular appearances in both Superman and Action Comics, his own comic strip, a popular radio show begun in February and a host of top-selling ...
  • Dietz, Kathryn Pierce (National Endowment for the Humanities, 1999)
    It is unusual for us to include a grant proposal in this catalog and repository, but in this case we thought it appropriate. It includes a detailed discussion of the lives and accomplishments of the Fleischer brothers, a ...
  • Ivry, Benjamin (Forward, 2020-08-08)
    "Betty Boop’s first appearance in a cartoon short [was] produced by the Austrian Jewish animator Max Fleischer." Find out more about her origins and "Betty’s mercurial variety and ambiguity" in this article by clicking ...
  • Salkin, Jeffrey (RNS Religion News Service, 2015-03-18)
    This article is about Michael Douglas, son of actor Kirk Douglas (click on the link below for Kirk Douglas's obituary). The article praises Douglas for being among the few Hollywood actors to proudly affirm his Jewishness ...
  • Reinhardt, Gottfried (Director) (YouTube, 1961)
    The entire movie, "Town Without Pity," starring Kirk Douglas, is available on YouTube. The movie is about four American soldiers stationed in Germany, who were charged with the rape of a local German girl. Click on the ...
  • Berkvist, Robert (New York Times, 2020-02-05)
    This New York Times obituary describes Kirk Douglas, who died at the age of 103 in 2020, as "one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood’s golden age." He starred in many films, among the best known of which are ...
  • Wayne, Johnny; Shuster, Frank (YouYube, 1958)
    A YouTube video of the comedy routine, "Rinse The Blood Off My Toga," which Wayne and Shuster performed on the "Ed Sullivan Show" in 1958 (no upload date is available). Click on the link above to see the video. To read ...
  • Salutin, Rick (Toronto Star, 2011-08-25)
    Wayne and Shuster were a comedy duo who were active for over 50 years. Although they achieved notable fame in the United States, making numerous appearances on the "Ed Sullivan Show," they did not relocate to the United ...
  • Davidson, Steven (Forward, 2017-09-29)
    Larry David co-created (with Jerry Seinfeld) the television hit series, "Seinfeld," and created and writes and stars in the long-running HBO series, "Curb Your Enthusiasm." In this article, Steven Davidson argues that "Curb ...
  • Scott, A.O. (New York Times, 2005-11-11)
    New York Times film reviewer, A.O. Scott reviews the film, "Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic." He sees her humor as an attempt to be a transgressive way of taking on taboo topics, and argues that her "mocking political ...

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