Recently, we noticed a Kveller post from four years ago — "Is This 'Frozen' Song a Rip-Off of 'Yentl'?" — became one of our most popular articles. We were confused. Yes, we think "Papa Can You…Hear Me" (from Yentl) and "Do You Want to Build A Snowman" (from Frozen) sound eerily similar, but that was yeaaars ago. Why are people coming across the article now? This mystery was solved when we realized the Deadpool 2 writers made the same connection between Yentl and Frozen — and made it a running joke in the… >> Read More
Unless you are living completely off the grid — and if you are, mazel tov! — you’ve probably noticed that superhero movies are having a major moment these days.
Back when my kids were…little, I was completely, thoroughly, 100% anti-superhero. The kids I knew who were into superheroes always seemed to be beating the crap out of each other, so we basically banned all superheroes from our home. After nearly a decade of superhero-free living, things changed drastically last summer. Superheroes came on the scene in our family,… >> Read More
When it comes to living long, happy lives, nobody knows more about it than our grandparents. But do we listen to them enough? Jewish filmmaker Sky Bergman wants to make sure we do.
Lives Well…Lived is an adorable new documentary coming out today, April 20th. The movie, inspired by her Italian-American grandmother who recently passed away at 103, features life advice and stories from 40 people who have lived long, full lives. Much of the advice in this documentary is what you'd expect — follow your passions, don't be fearful, stay active,… >> Read More
Paddington Bear is back — this time in Israel. Paddington 2, which was released earlier this year in the U.S., is hitting Israeli theaters this weekend, just in time for Passover. You know what…that means? The talking bear is eating his beloved marmalade — on matzah. Israeli posters for the film show Paddington eating his famous marmalade sandwich between two pieces of matzah. Elsewhere, like in the U.S., he's shown eating his sandwich between two pieces of white bread (typical). On Israeli posters, Paddington Bear goes kosher for Passover… >> Read More
“Your number was your name…that’s all he was to them.”
That's what 10-year-old Elliott said to his 90-year-old great-grandfather, Jack Feldman, pointing to the number tattooed on his arm,…A-17606. Jack is a Holocaust survivor who grew up in Poland before he was sent to Auschwitz. Elliott is the narrator of a new HBO documentary directed by Amy Schatz, The Number on Great-Grandpa's Arm, which debuts Saturday, January 27 on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In the 19-minute film, the young boy explains what his great-grandfather's… >> Read More