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Sacha Baron Cohen’s next Netflix role is super Jewish and super relevant

The first teaser trailer for the movie premiered this week, and so much of it feels so timely and familiar — even if depicts events from more than 50 years ago.

By LIOR ZALTZMAN/JTA
16/09/2020
Gal Gadot gets COVID-19 test as she prepares to go back to 'Red Notice'

Gadot has been spending the last few months with her family in Israel. Last month, she posted a photo of her daughter Alma going back to her school in the US via Zoom.

In Netflix’s ‘Away,’ Ato Essandoh is an African-British-Jewish astronaut

“The British part was the problem — I was like, now I have to learn a dialect! But I said, ‘OK, I have the Jewish thing down,’” he said with a laugh on the phone from his home in Brooklyn.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
11/09/2020
TV highlights: Streaming the cinematheques, girls gone bad, ‘Love Fraud’

Launched in late August, Yes Cinematheque features a great many movies you’ll love, including classics that you can never watch too many times.

'Tiger King' zoo closing down, owner blames animal rights 'loons

"As of today, we have decided to close the old zoo effective immediately."

By REUTERS
19/08/2020
Israeli TV show 'Tehran' goes global

The producers are hoping that Tehran can draw an international audience once it debuts on Apple and that it will become a talked-about hit the way Fauda and Shtisel have.

Premiere of Netflix’s 'The Umbrella Academy' season 1 held at the ArcLight Hollywood - Arrivals Feat
'Umbrella Academy' under fire for alleged use of antisemitic tropes

Mainly for their depiction of an underground society of "lizard people" who control the world from the shadows, and a Yiddish-speaking handler who was implied to be Jewish in the series.

When TV shows get Holocaust humor right

Considering the intellectual, educational, creative, and cathartic facets of comedy, it is understandable, even inevitable, that Holocaust humor has become integrated into popular culture.

By ANNETTE COVRIGARU/JTA
30/07/2020
New ‘kosher Netflix’ service in Israel lets viewers skip 'immodest' parts

The Tov TV service, dubbed the “kosher Netflix” by the Israeli daily Haaretz, is geared toward observant Jews who follow the religious laws of modesty.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
29/07/2020
Shira Haas receives Emmy nomination for 'Unorthodox'

The series, "Unorthodox," also received a nomination for an Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series.

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