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  • Sandler, Stewart, “Mad Men” creator make Forward 50

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 18, 2008 | 5:57 am

    The “Forward 50,” a list of prominent Jewish Americans compiled by the New York Jewish weekly has featured a whopping three Jews from the film and television industries. If this is the best they could do for their 2008 culture and media set, I’d like to know what other areas are...

  • HaDag Nachash: Atypical Israel band hip-hops to Hollywood

    By Dikla Kadosh

    November 12, 2008 | 5:44 pm

    Adam Sandler, a.k.a. Israeli Mossad super-agent Zohan, saunters through the streets of Tel Aviv gyrating his cut-off-jeans-clad hips, delighting Israeli beachgoers with an exaggerated display of hacky-sack skills and putting on a super-human show of strength in a game of tug-of-war...
  • Phantom Muchentuchen

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 1, 2008 | 6:16 pm

    Contrary to what a few friends told me, “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” was lame as lame can be. There were a few funny jokes, but those overwhelmed by a bad story, too much geriatric sex and a pretty cheesy plan for peace in the Middle East.

    The above commercial, though, promoting the table trimmings of Zohan’s Palestinian nemesis was excellent, if only because of its closing line.

  • All I want for Ramadan is you!

    By Dennis Wilen

    September 1, 2008 | 1:25 am

    First of all, I want to wish a blessed Ramadan to all my Muslim cousins. May your month of fasting and prayer bring you closer to the God we all share.

    In many ways Ramadan sounds like our month of Elul and the High Holy Days, which include fasting, self-examination, charity,...

  • You don’t mess with the Orit

    By  Orit Arfa

    June 24, 2008 | 5:52 pm

    So I really wasn't expecting to like the new Adam Sandler movie, You Don't Mess with the Zohan. Why would a heroic Israel counter-terrorist agent who's an expert at whipping evil Arab tuchus give up his heroism to become a hair stylist in New York, as the Zohan says, to make people's...
  • Brooks Arthur brings stars’ hearts and humor to ‘Jewish Songbook’ CD

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 18, 2008 | 10:27 pm

    The decor in Brooks Arthur's office chronicles what Billboard calls his "career as a behind the scenes superstar of the record industry."

    One photograph depicts Carole King hugging Arthur while working with him after her LP "Tapestry" hit in the 1970s. Nearby is a picture of Bruce...

  • Sandler and the Zohan

    By Tom Teicholz

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm

    As everyone knows by now, Adam Sandler's "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" dives in where few comedies have gone before: The Middle East conflict between Arabs and Jews. Hollywood has a long tradition of preferring onscreen Jews to be Semitic-lite (or even better, portrayed by non-Jews...
  • Balancing humor and current events in ‘Zohan’ proved to be a struggle for Smigel

    By Jay Firestone

    June 5, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    When Robert Smigel needed inspiration to co-write "You Don't Mess With The Zohan" with Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow, he recalled an Israeli counselor at a Jewish summer camp he attended in the 1970s -- Camp Moden in Maine.

    "He was a veteran of the army and was this good-looking...

  • You want a peace of the Zohan?

    By Tom Tugend

    June 3, 2008 | 11:52 am

    At age 60, when even the more virile tend to slow down, Israel has replaced Italy as the native habitat of the sex stud.

    That’s the uplifting message from “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan,” starring Adam Sandler in the title role of an Israeli super commando-turned-New York...