Why is Gaza attacking Israel? Are people dying? Why doesn’t Israel have technology good enough to block all of the missiles? How did this all start in the first place?
These are just a handful…of questions that we’ve heard from kids in the past few days as Israel has faced regular rocket attacks from Gaza. And just who is “we,” you ask? We are a parent and child who have teamed up to help you understand how you can talk about these and other timely questions with your own… >> Read More
Despite smaller budgets and audiences, Israelis make some consistently excellent TV. It's not something much of the internet knew about before the explosive popularity of Shtisel, an Israeli show…from 2013 about an ultra-Orthodox family of the same name that swept Netflix viewers across the world after the platform made its two seasons streamable online. But TV networks across the world have known about Israeli TV's Midas touch long before Shtisel's sudden thrilling popularity. From England to the US, there have been many adaptations… >> Read More
There's a new Jesus movie out and, while it's about the Christianity's central figure, the film has and it has A LOT of Jews in it!
Mary Magdalene was released on Friday, April 12, and it is…about... drum roll, please! ... Mary Magdalen, who is possibly Jesus' most controversial and most frequently mentioned apostle. The filme movie is directed by Garth Davis — who also directed Lion and the TV series Top of the Lake — appears to be the first female-centric depiction of Jesus' story. With a script written by two… >> Read More
Update: Well, looks like we celebrated too early. Israeli spacecraft Beresheet made it to the moon and even took a selfie... but unfortunately, it then crashed on its surface. We will leave this…article up as a reminder of the joy that could’ve been, and not to count our spacecrafts before they landed. RIP Beresheet. Jews ... in... space! Have you heard the good word? Israel is about to make its first moon-landing! I'm personally very excited for this — in fact, some might say I'm over the moon… >> Read More
This morning, as I awoke to news that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured a fifth term, I scrolled through my phone as my Israeli friends and former colleagues pontificated, opined,…and hazarded guesses as to what yesterday’s elections will mean for the Jewish state. Many of my American friends — some who understand the nuances of parliamentary democracy, and some who don’t — re-lived, on social media, their trauma over the November 2016 American election. As for me, I feel wiped out. I’m sick of… >> Read More