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How Kronk Became a Jewish Icon

A breakout character from Disney’s “The Emperor’s New Groove” is Disney’s new Jewish representative.

Dune, Judaism and Humanity's Hope

Why does Frank Herbert's esoteric book continue to fascinate, generation after generation?

Did You Know They’re Jewish?

23 Jewish celebrities and historical figures, past and present.

Adele's New Song Gives Us Access to Her Heart

Divorce is akin to death. In this sense, we are all part of Adele’s massive, global shiva.

The Secret Chord: The Complex, Heroic Act of Forgiveness

An exploration of the process of forgiveness, through the prism of music and Jewish wisdom.

James Bond: 5 Jewish Facts

Ian Fleming's antisemitism and other ways Jews loomed large in the world of 007.

The Secret Chord: Jimi Hendrix's Message to Love

The rock legend had a tough childhood but used music to heal himself and, ultimately, to discover the power of love.

Jackie Mason’s Life and Jokes

The comic, who has died at 93, was a keen observer of Jewish life in America.

Lessons from the NBA’s Historic MVP

Nikola Jokic became the lowest draft pick to ever win the NBA MVP award. But it’s his exemplary character that distinguishes him most.

Superman vs. the Nazis

When the Man of Steel’s Jewish creators got into a real-life feud with the Nazis.

Shtisel and Judaism: Three Themes in Season 3

This beloved series explores themes related to intimacy, mental illness and searching for your soulmate.

Shtisel Returns

The most famous Orthodox family on TV deals with intense new dramas, welcomes new family members, and grieves over losses.

Louis Armstrong and the Jewish Family

Why the famous jazz musician wore a Star of David.

The Vigil: Jewish Horror Movie About Demons Gets a Lot Right

Unpacking Jewish points from the scary, provocative film.

Music Is the Highest

For Daniel Zamir, making music is the ultimate spiritual experience.

Anti-Semitism in Two Hit TV Shows

The Umbrella Academy and Lovecraft Country trafficked in damaging anti-Jewish slurs.

7 Things An American Pickle Gets Right about Judaism

Surprisingly, Seth Rogen's film gets a number of things right about Judaism and the Jewish immigrant experience.

Zvi Suchet’s Radiant Portal: An Online Exhibit

A unique selection of art depicting Jewish Magical Realism.

Shakespeare and the Plague

Some of Shakespeare’s greatest works were written while he was quarantined.

Hunters: Should Killing Nazis be Entertaining?

The controversial Amazon series means well but misses the mark.

Jakob Dylan Is a Good Jewish Son

A rock prince pays respect to his elders in the moving documentary ‘Echo in the Canyon.’

Jewish Stereotypes and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Moishe and Shirley Maisel epitomize the cultural stereotype of The American Jew: obnoxious, loud, and obsessed with money.

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

The new film about Fred Rogers and a cynical journalist is a movie we need right now.

Lampooning Hitler: Jojo Rabbit Anti-Hate Satire

Award-winning director Taika Waititi skewers the banality of evil in his latest film.

A Very Brady Temple

The original six Brady children reunited for A Very Brady Renovation. It's time for Jews to unite for an even more elaborate renovation project.

Jewish Magical Realism: The Art of Zvi Suchet

A unique and modern refresh of a centuries-old subject.

Remembering Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper created an iconic Jewish character.

Blinded by the Light: What Bruce Springsteen’s Music Meant to Me

A new movie highlights how the rock legend inspired a teenager to pursue his dreams, reminding me of everything I love about Springsteen’s music.

4 Jewish Lessons from Lion King

The hit movie draws on timeless Jewish values and stories.

Shmoozing with Sir Paul McCartney

It was surreal. Here I was actually chatting with this living music legend, and he was listening!

Slideshow: The Art of Yoram Raanan

The canvas as a conduit for the light Above.

Remembering Judith Kerr, Author of 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit'

The best-selling children’s book author about a Jewish girl fleeing Nazi Germany has died aged 95 in Britain.

Mel Gibson’s Chutzpah

It’s bad enough to make a film about a dysfunctional family that alludes to a wealthy Jewish family. But casting Mel Gibson as the sinister grandfather? Come on.

Lost World of Yiddish Theater

Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish recalls a world of thriving Yiddish theater in New York and beyond.

The Kippah on Beale Street

A positive Jewish twist to the acclaimed new film.

Stan Lee, Creator of Flawed Superheroes Has Died

Flawed and complex, Lee’s superheroes looked a lot like us.

How Jerry Lewis Changed My Life

He taught me to pray with my feet and make an impact on the world.

Raising Our Kids on Vampires, Satanism and Zombies

What’s capturing your teen’s imagination?

The Oscars, the Wrong Winner and the Talmud

Turning winners into losers and losers into winners.

Super Bowl 2017: Meet the Two Jewish Owners

They both know the importance of being a mensch on and off the field.

Mary Tyler Moore, My Lifesaver

Beloved actress’ gift of laughter helped me through the pain in my early life.

Deborah Lipstadt and Denying the Holocaust

In a British court, the American professor had to prove David Irving knew he was lying in claiming the Holocaust never happened. An exclusive Aish.com interview.

Leonard Cohen & Facing the Darkness

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.

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