The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards kicked off the Hollywood awards season on Sunday, and it was in television that the Jewish people stood tall -- notably Lena Dunham, the new queen and unchallenged ruler of television comedy.
"Homeland," a television drama based on an Israeli program, won for best drama at the Golden Globes Awards.
I didn’t get around to reading the Dec. 7 issue of the Jewish Journal until late last night, and when I saw the Danielle Berrin column, “Q&A With Bill Maher,” the words of Joseph Welch came to mind when he said to despicable Sen. Joe McCarthy, “Have you no sense of decency, sir?”
We need to celebrate a Lincoln Chanukah this year. It’s not because of the new Spielberg movie -- that gives us something to do on Christmas Day -- but because of the 150th anniversary of a little-known event in American history that threatened to expel a portion of the Civil War-era Jewish population from their homes on the Festival of Lights.
When David Suissa wonders “If Hamas had the ability to murder thousands of Jews, wouldn’t they?” he is letting stereotypes get in the way of helpful analysis (“Pogroms Interrupted,” Nov. 23). He is also, in effect, arguing that Hamas is not an organization with which peace and order can be reached.
The 1960 presidential debates were arguably the first reality show. What took so long for television executives to figure out that there's gold in them thar unscripted hills?