Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Culture

A Cemetery Story

16:23 15 December in Culture, Religion
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[caption id="attachment_5532" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Berlin's Weissensee Cemetery (courtesy of Seventh Art Releasing)"][/caption] A documentary about a cemetery: It may not sound like much of a crowd-pleaser, but the German film In Heaven, Underground, directed by Britta Wauer and tracking the 131-year history of Europe's second-largest Jewish...

Okay, Annie Hall Is Pretty Jewish

17:49 09 December in Culture
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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="294" caption="Jews? Yeah, we didn't think so, either."][/caption] So, listen, we get it: The whole greatest-Jewish-movies thing is overdone. We know that Fiddler on the Roof is Jewish. Yentl? Yep, lots of tzitzit and shtenders in that one, too. Sure, even Clueless has...

What We’re Reading

18:07 06 December in Culture, Latest
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This profile of Gene Weingarten, the scatalogically inclined humorist and brilliant Washington Post journalist. Weingarten is the only person to win two Pulitzers for feature writing: the first for his account of an experiment gauging whether or not hustling rush-hour commuters would recognize the singular...