by Sarah Shapiro
What is the film "March of the Penguins" really about? A penguin speaks out.
by Michael Oren
By reducing the Third Reich to a limited dementia, a new film absolves the German people of any moral culpability for perpetrating World War II and destroying European Jewry.
A Hollywood screenwriter brings to life his ailing son's vision: young-adult fiction that conveys good values.
by Daniel Eisenberg, M.D.
The Academy Award-winning film forces us to assess the value of life amidst a shattered dream.
by Wendy Shalit
We have relied for too long on people disaffected with the Orthodox world to produce an "Orthodox literature" that verges on caricature.
by Alan E. Oirich
There's a little bit of Judah Maccabee in the Academy Award nominated film, "The Incredibles."
by Tzvi Gluckin
Years of heartbreak, disaster, close-calls, cosmic blunders -- and the people still had hope and hung on.
by Rabbi Boruch Leff
Does God care about the baseball playoffs?
The creator of a Jewish superhero comic book series weaves a web between Spider-Man 2 and Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof. Fasten your seatbelts…
by Tom Gross
The relentless career of a confidence man.
A novel captures Jerusalem's hidden world of matchmaking and Torah learning.
A well argued, fast-paced, and engaging book offers an authoritative and provocative portrait of one of the most controversial leaders of the 20th century.
by Aryeh Markman
Learning life lessons -- on two wheels.
Jerusalem and the Divine Presence in a flurry of color and movement.
by Marvin Hier and Harold Brackman
Mel Gibson has a responsibility to make a movie that does not contribute further to a legacy of pain and suffering.
An award-winning Israeli book that recounts a rabbi's experiences in the Yom Kippur war strikes a chord in both secular and religious society.
by Tamar Wisemon
The illuminated manuscripts of Michael and Danielle Chouraqui.
by Ron Dreher
The eerie relevance of The Two Towers.
by Rabbi Berel Wein
Jews raised as gentiles discover their Jewish roots.
Precious tales that give us a peek in to a world of devotional beauty that focuses on kindness.
by Emuna Braverman
The matriarch of the Jewish people embodies the opposite of typical daytime TV fare.
by Daniel Pipes
A new, definitive book on the Six Day War.
Spider-Man mirrors the consciousness of Jewish activists. So says the creator of a Jewish superhero comic series.
Hollywood may not produce films with these superheroes, but the appearance of any of the following individuals would be greatly appreciated.
by Suzanne Fields
Bill Bennet's new book, "Why We Fight", is must reading for these tumultuous times.
Written in 1963, the words to this song are still relevant.
In sports and in life, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
by Thomas Hibbs
Evil and the cultural significance of Tolkien's masterpiece.
by David Carasso
A creative writing class unexpectedly unlocks metaphysical mysteries.
Born to great wealth, Roy Neuberger spent his youth and early adulthood in a frustrating search for meaning in life. Until he began to explore Judaism's spiritual life.
by Am Echad Resources
A new film examines the dichotomy of the Orthodox homosexual.
by Cliff Alsberg
America's favorite pastime may never be the same again. What's even worse, it may always stay the same.
by Michael Medved
Do you know what your kids are watching in the newest PG-13 films?
by Jon Entine
As the Maccabiah Games open in Israel, we are reminded of the days when -- believe it or not -- Jewish players dominated pro basketball.
by Avram Rothman
A popular novel characterizes the founders of the Jewish people as full of intrigue, lust and deceit. Should that bother us?
A new book accuses Israel of deliberately attacking an American ship in June 1967.
by Yoni Stanleigh
Might there actually be a message in this Academy Award-winning movie that I could agree with?
by Stuart Schwartz
Golf is a model for life. It is a game in which you play against the fiercest most vicious opponent that exists -- yourself.
by Richard Rabkin
The movie "X-Men" describes a group of mutants who are rejected by the rest of humanity. For me, it hit very close to home.
by Rabbi Noson Weisz
As a Jew, I could not help but reflect on the contrasting attitudes between Judaism and the world of Harry Potter towards this epic struggle.
There's something in the air. The crack of a bat, a deep line drive -- and the beauty of being a Jew.
"American Beauty" is the big winner at this year's Oscars. What is the real beauty that is the subject of this enigmatic film?
by Rabbi Yitzchak Kalsmith
Judaism prizes free speech -- but it also prizes critical thinking. Does "Dogma" think -- or just take cheap shots at something precious to Christians?
One man's self-delusion shows up the human weakness to see what one wants to see.
The guests aren't the only fools: You can actually feel yourself getting dumber when you watch humiliation fests like "Jerry Springer Show".
by Dov Moshe Lipman
There is more than one way to hit the ball out of the park.
by Katie Green
Although a magnificent piece of art, this film is damaging to Israel.
by Rabbi Gavriel Horan
How the Bielski Partisans built a village amidst the Nazi death machine.
by Hannah Kaufman
Malcolm Gladwell and The Ten Thousand Hour Rule.
Rabbi Benjamin Blech
by Rabbi Benjamin Blech
This well-meaning book ends up distorting the Holocaust.
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