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  • Actress Kathryn Hahn talks about playing Rabbi Raquel on ‘Transparent’

    3 weeks ago

    Kathryn Hahn’s no rabbi, but this nice Catholic girl from Cleveland plays one on TV. As Rabbi Raquel Fein on “Transparent,” the groundbreaking Amazon series about a dysfunctional Jewish family with a transgender parent (Jeffrey Tambor), Hahn has spent a lot of time thinking about...

  • Shalom Auslander and the pursuit of ‘Happyish’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 20, 2015 | 3:14 pm

    “Happyish,” Showtime’s new half-hour series, focuses on one couple’s fraught struggle to create a measure of happiness — or at least, happyish-ness — in a crummy world. Shalom Auslander is especially qualified to write this story: He is not a happy camper.

    “We all have this...

  • The rabbi behind the Jewish themes of ‘Transparent’

    January 7, 2015 | 12:25 pm

    “Transparent” is one of the most critically acclaimed TV shows of 2014 and has put Amazon on the map as an outlet for quality original programming. It’s also done much to raise the profile of transgender people in pop culture. On Jan. 11, it could very well walk away with the...

  • Sparks ignite in ‘Afternoon Delight’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 21, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Writer-director Jill Soloway has quite the reputation for writing about Jews and sex. As co-executive producer on HBO’s hit mortuary drama “Six Feet Under,” she created a Reform rabbi character whose congregant’s boyfriend accidentally hangs himself during autoerotic asphyxiation....