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  • PBS documents struggles and successes of U.S. Jewry

    By Tom Tugend

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish life in North America was nearly aborted before birth when the governor of New Amsterdam sought to expel 23 Brazilian Jews, who landed at the southern tip of Manhattan in 1654.

    In a petition to his superiors at the Dutch West India Company in Amsterdam, Peter Stuyvesant urged...

  • Jew of Arcadia

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    Becky Wahlstrom isn't a Jew, but she plays one on TV. As Grace Polk on CBS's "Joan of Arcadia," the blond Chicagoan looks refreshingly unlike your stereotypical Jewish character. Of course, Grace's character wasn't supposed to seem Jewish from the start. The contrary, politically...

  • Watch Out

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When Bill Platt pitched his action-oriented "Darklight" TV movie two years ago, he hoped to create a new genre: "Chai-Fi."

    The 32-year-old filmmaker intended the project -- inspired by the Jewish "demoness" Lilith -- to merge his heritage with his sci-fi obsession.

    "I wondered if I...

  • Cable Vision

    By J.D. Smith

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I'm seeing someone. Let's call her Alison. We're dating. We're in that very gray area between being total strangers and celebrating our silver wedding anniversary. Three months into it and people are already asking when we're getting married. At this point, we're cautiously...

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  • A Jewish ‘Sopranos’?

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In my house last Sunday evening Tony Soprano easily defeated Anne Frank as "must-see TV." Yes, even in the home of committed Jews, the rancid affairs of a New Jersey Mafia family beat out the young girl of the Holocaust. The question is, why?

    All season long my friends and I, Jewish...

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