Jewish Journal

Judaism’s Big Moment at the Oscars

By Abe Fried-Tanzer

February 26, 2013 | 9:36 am

Seth MacFarlane and William Shatner share the stage early in the telecast. Photo by Mario Anzuoni/REUTERS.

Most of the winners were expected, and the speeches weren’t groundbreaking or over-the-top, especially since some of the lesser-known winners had their thank-yous unceremoniously cut off... read on

  • Israel As Seen Through An Oscar Lens

    By Abe Fried-Tanzer

    February 18, 2013 | 2:42 pm

    While the excellent winner of the Ophir (Israel’s Oscars) for Best Picture, Sundance Film Festival entry Fill the Void, didn’t make the cut for the Best Foreign Film category, the Oscar nominee list still features an impressive slate from Israel. In fact, it’s doubly represented in... read on

  • An Unexpected Dose of Television Judaism

    By Abe Fried-Tanzer

    February 4, 2013 | 11:31 am

    A funny thing happened this past Wednesday night. I was watching Suburgatory, a show where you’d least expect to encounter any mention of Judaism. The send-up of suburbia features the most plastic characters you’d ever hope to meet. The fictional town of Chatswin is every native... read on




Abe Fried-Tanzer is a recent import from the East Coast to Los Angeles, and he brings with him his enthusiasm for movies and television. When he’s not watching every...

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