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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 audience.

Among these is “The Last of... read full article

  • 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 State of Israel.

    That much most of us know in broad strokes, but for those thirsting for a more detailed picture of the man’s...

  • 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 boyfriend.

    Heymann’s latest documentary, “I Shot My Love,” tells the sometimes painful story about how his love affair with...

  • Firth to play Stern Gang leader

    JTA

    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 thriller set in British Mandate Palestine, takes place during the years leading up to the formation of the modern state of Israel.

    ...
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