We thought 2018 was the year of Ruth Bader Ginsburg — but 2019 is also shaping up to be a very RBG-centric year. The documentary about her life was just nominated for an Oscar (mazel tov!) and,…in spite of recent health issues, the 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice shows no signs of slowing down. Which brings us to some very important news: Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be in the Lego Movie sequel. Yes, the iconic Jewish feminist is entering the world of animated Lego minifigures — which is something we didn't know we needed… >> Read More
After a Christmas day screening of Mary Poppins Returns, my husband, 7-year-old daughter and I stood in the lobby of the movie theater, discussing the meaning of the film. “Fiscal…responsibility,” said my practical spouse, impressed by how the magic of compound interest had saved 17 Cherry Tree Lane from the clutches of bank repossession. But our daughter had quite a different take. “Hold your loved ones tight,” she said. Her favorite moment in the film? “When the father realizes the kids are right,” as… >> Read More
When actress Regina King won a Golden Globe award last night for her role in the movie If Beale Street Could Talk — a well-deserved nod, in my opinion! — many Jews off and on Twitter couldn't…help but notice her tattoo, which features what looks like three Hebrew letters. (What's the Hebrew tattoo on Regina King's arm?) — Emily L. Hauser (@emilylhauser) January 7, 2019 As a Hebrew speaker myself, I recognized the three letters as "hey, hey, ayin" — a combination of letters that does not mean anything in modern… >> Read More
Miami's South Beach wasn't always the glamorous, glittery paradise that it is today.
I mean, sure, not too long ago, it was basically just a subtropical jungle. But after the city's rapid growth…in the 1920s and '30s — which saw its famed Art Deco buildings rise on the beachfront — and before its present iteration as a super-chic luxury playground, South Beach was, for a brief period spanning the 1970s, something of a Promised Land for elderly Jews. This vanished world, in all its coral-hued and palm-bedecked… >> Read More
The new biopic about Ruth Bader Ginsburg is so worth your time. But you don't have to take our word for it — apparently even the Supreme Court Justice herself thinks so.
According her nephew,…Daniel Stiepleman, who wrote the screenplay for On the Basis of Sex, Ginsburg has already seen it multiple times. Ginsburg is helping to promote the film, which is about the early rise of her career. Now that they're doing press, one evening Stiepleman said he offered to have dinner with his 85-year-old aunt, instead of… >> Read More