Fiddler on the Roof brought the shtetl--along with many memorable characters and unforgettable tunes--to the big screen.Read more
American & European Film
The Good Book has a longstanding history on the big screen.
Sacha Baron Cohen's satirical look at the United States--and (fake) Kazakh anti-Semitism.
Jewish filmmakers have not always been comfortable portraying Jewish themes on screen.
Capturing the atmosphere, values, and myths of the Yiddish milieu.
Countless Jewish characters and themes have appeared in American and European films.
Filmmakers find a uniquely Israeli voice.
Israeli director explores the Religious Zionist community to great acclaim.
Israeli films portray the ties and the tensions between Jews and Arabs.
This Israeli writer, stage actress, and film actress has a complicated identity.
Four films that illustrate and illuminate the culture of Israel's Mizrahi citizens.
Jews in Television
At one point, America's favorite family was a Jewish immigrant and her children.
Not your ordinary Jewish funny man (okay, maybe he is).
Fran Drescher's show caused controversy for its portrayal of Jews.
A Jewish television puppeteer with a long career.
For the most part, Jewish mothers on television are portrayed in a negative light.
Many questions arise from the attempt to depict the Holocaust on screen.
Spielberg's masterpiece about an enigmatic non-Jewish businessman and the Jews he saved.
Films like Inglourious Basterds, Waltz With Bashir and Defiance change the face of Jewish film.
A cinematic look at the life of resistance fighters.
Exploitation and moral responsibility in Holocaust filmmaking.