Jewish Journal

‘Chagall-Malevich’:  A tale of love and art

by Iris Mann

June 17, 2015 | 12:44 pm

Leonid Bichevin as Chagall and Kristina Schneidermann as Bella in “Chagall-Malevich.” Photo courtesy of © ShiM-Film Pictures

A story of magical realism about a great love and two competing artists is told against the backdrop of World War I and the... read full article

  • The kidnapping that shocked the world

    by Avishay Artsy

    April 24, 2015 | 4:04 pm

    The 2006 Paris kidnapping of a young Jewish man sent waves of alarm throughout Europe and the world. Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old cellphone salesman, was...

  • Shaharit: A safe place for all sides of Israel’s arguments

    by Jared Sichel

    April 23, 2015 | 9:53 am

    At lunch in Tel Aviv over Passover, Eilon Schwartz brimmed with enthusiasm as he described Shaharit, the Israeli think tank he founded in 2012.


  • ‘The Cobbler’: Adam Sandler takes a walk in 1903 New York

    by Tom Tugend

    March 11, 2015 | 12:10 pm

    Some three years ago, film director-writer-actor Thomas McCarthy was sitting at his desk, in his office located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, playing...

  • The Holocaust, the Mideast, cons and Americana

    Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

    November 25, 2013 | 5:02 pm

    Scattered amid this year’s more traditional holiday fare are some ambitious, profound and illuminating films that should intrigue the discriminating...

  • Herzl: A visionary father of a nation

    by Tom Tugend

    August 15, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Theodor Herzl was an assimilated Viennese journalist who became the unlikely founder of modern Zionism and a main catalyst for the creation of the Jewish...

  • Shooting a German-Israeli relationship

    Toby Axelrod, JTA

    February 17, 2010 | 1:31 pm

    BERLIN—Israeli filmmaker Tomer Heymann almost never stops shooting. He shoots his mother. He shoots his relatives. And, most of all, he shoots his German...

  • Firth to play Stern Gang leader


    February 17, 2010 | 1:29 pm

    Academy Award-nominated actor Colin Firth will play Jewish underground leader Avraham Stern in a new movie.

    “The Promised Land,” a political crime...