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13 Jewish facts about ‘Hamilton’ that will make you smile

Some scholars believe that the Hamilton's mother, Rachel Faucette, might have been Jewish

By ARIELLE KAPLAN/JTA
28/05/2020
Yiddish land revisited
These 10 Yiddish words will get you through quarantine

Why not spend part of your “free time” at home brushing up on some of your bubbe and zayde’s favorite Yiddish words?

By ELLEN SCOLNIC , JOYCE EISENBERG
22/05/2020
NATALIE WOOD and her daughter Courtney Wagner in 1975. The photograph is featured in ‘Natalie Wood:
In HBO’s new documentary, Natalie Wood’s family fights back

Co-produced by Wood’s daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner, it tenderly chronicles the effect her mother’s death had on her family and on the public.

By LORRAINE ALI
21/05/2020
THE FIRST program of the new ‘SheRa’ series shows, from left, Glimmer, Adura and Bow
'She-Ra and the Princess of Power' passes edge of greatness

The remake, based on the 1985 animated show She-Ra Princess of Power, delighted many old fans, won a bunch of new ones.

Exploring the ultra-Orthodox world and outer space

There are a lot of older shows on which to binge, but in terms of new offerings, most of the networks are running out of steam.

COVID-19 hasn’t stopped one of Israel’s national passions: folk dance

Those in the know say some 200,000 Israelis across the nation attend regular Israeli folk dance, including public and private sessions called harkadot, on beachfronts, sports facilities and more.

By MARCUS GILBAN/JTA
09/05/2020
‘The Big Lebowski’, the perfect Jewish film to watch during coronavirus

For those of you who for some reason haven’t seen or heard of the 1998 movie — which has become the definition of a cult classic — it’s about a deadbeat called The Dude.

By BEN SALES/JTA
02/05/2020
GAGA IS AN improvisation-based movement language developed by Ohad Naharin and Batsheva Dance Compan
'Gaga': The improvisation-based movement language of dance

Whereas 10 years ago, interested parties had to travel to Israel to take a Gaga class, nowadays, teachers are spread throughout tens of countries.

By ORI J. LENKINSKI
30/04/2020
TV highlights: Homeland’s last hurrah and the belles of Belgravia

Over the years, Homeland has been one of the most consistently entertaining series in this new golden age of television.

WRITER-DIRECTOR Gon Ben Ari’s Literature and the Expansion of Consciousness session focuses on his f
Jerusalem Writers Festival to be held online with esteemed lineup

There are intriguing sessions right across the four-day online agenda.

01/05/2020
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