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23rd November 2007
David Gest
Gest to make musical appearance
Reality TV star David Gest will take to the stage in a new musical about his life. David Gest Is Nuts… My Life As A Musical, see the music producer revealing throug song and dance his life story.
 
16th November 2007
Jerry Zucker
Zucker's luck
Think of the Zucker brothers and Airplane comes to mind, but there are more than one set of brothers who have the last name Zucker and who work in entertainment. Two other Zucker brothers are delighting web users with short animations.
 
9th November 2007
UK Jewish Film Festival
Film raises funds
A spontaneous collection at a UK Jewish Film Festival screening of My Mexican Shivah took place which helped to raise awareness and funds to help victims of the recent Mexican flood in the Tabasco region of the country.
 
2nd November 2007
Natalie Portman
Portman to make directorial debut
Natalie Portman is set to make her feature film directorial debut by taking charge of a planned film adaptation of Israeli novelist Amos Oz’s A Tale Of Love And Darkness.
 
26th October 2007
Natalie Portman
Portman becomes album compiler
Actress Natalie Portman has compiled an album of 16 of her favourite songs to raise money for charity. The proceeds which will go to FINCA International, an organisation that provides financial services to low-income entrepreneurs.
 
19th October 2007
Barbra Streisand
Peres Eyes Streisand
Israeli president Shimon Peres has asked Barbra Streisand to perform at the country’s 60th anniversary celebrations next year. Peres praises the singing diva’s rendition of Avinu Malkeinu.
 
12th October 2007
UK Jewish Film Festival
UK Jewish Film Festival
This year's UK Jewish Film Festival, which runs from October 29-November 15, promises an exciting selection of Jewish-themed movies from all over the world. Caroline Westbrook chooses the essential films to see.
 
5th October 2007
Natasha Kaplinsky
Kaplinsky In Mega News Deal
BBC newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky is defecting to commercial broadcaster Five to front its news programme in a deal said to be worth £1m a year. Kaplinsky starts he new role at Five in early 2008 and will be on-screen for its 5.30pm and 7pm news shows.
 
28th September 2007
Bob Dylan
Dylan at shul
Bob Dylan returned to his Jewish roots at the weekend when he attended services for Yom Kippur in Atlanta, Georgia. The folk rocker was a special guest at Chabad-Lubavitch of Georgia, where he was called up by his Hebrew name Zushe ben Avraham.
 
21st September 2007
Amy Winehouse
Winehouse wins awards
Troubled jazz songstress Amy Winehouse has triumphed at two music awards on the same night. The Rehab singer was named Best Female at the MOBO Awards and Best Live Female across at the Vodafone Live Music Awards.
 
14th September 2007
Brian Tesler
Brian Tesler interview
After a career in TV which spanned five decades, former London Weekend Television chairman Brian Tesler has turned his hand to writing, penning his memoirs. Caroline Westbrook meets him and talks about his past, unusual surnames and more.
 
7th September 2007
RyanDan
RyanDan interview
Canadian twins Ryan and Dan Kowarsky are set to make their mark on the music world with the release of their debut single, Like The Sun, and their self-titled debut album later this month. Caroline Westbrook talks to them.
 
17th August 2007
Kirk Douglas
Douglas returns to his roots
Acting legend Kirk Douglas is set to return to New York for his only appearance in the State to talk about his autobiography Let's Face It. The actor, who is now 90, will be telling stories about his life at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
 
10th August 2007
Woody Allen
Cassandra gets release
Woody Allen’s new film Cassandra’s Dream will get a UK release, his spokesman has confirmed. The drama, will not follow in the footsteps of the filmmaker’s 2005 cinematic offering Scoop - which failed to make British cinemas.
 
3rd August 2007
Scarlett Johansson
Fashionable Scarlett
Scarlett Johansson’s role in Girl With A Pearl Earring has inspired a new campaign for French fashion house Louis Vuitton. The 22-year-old actress appears alongside screen icon Catherine Deneuve and former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev in the new advert.
 
27th July 2007
Sol Bernstein aka Steve Jameson
Steve Jameson interview
Comedian Steve Jameson has made a name for himself with alter-ego Sol Bernstein, a foul-mouthed Jewish pensioner given to making outrageous remarks. Jameson chats to Something Jewish about Sol, stand-up comedy and Suzie Gold.
 
20th July 2007
Angels in America
Angels in America review
Marcus J Freed discovers that celestial bodies wear mascara in the Lyric’s production of Angels in America which is on until July 22. He says it is "a unique theatrical event and an absolute treat for any theatregoer."
 
13th July 2007
Jon Culshaw
Comedy night memorial
A packed crowd at London's Comedy Store helped to raise over £8000 as part of a memorial event to remember Miriam 'Mim' Hyman, who was a victim of the London Bombings of July 7 2005. Among comedians taking part were Jon Culshaw and Mark Maier.
 
6th July 2007
Merchant Of Venice
Merchant on stage
Marcus J Freed goes to The Globe in London to see the latest production of Shakespeare's classic The Merchant Of Venice. He says of it: "deftly combines comedy with the play’s darker themes and provides an outstanding evening’s entertainment."
 
29th June 2007
Streisand In Concert
Streisand In Concert
If you can't make it to one of Barbra Streisand's live shows in the UK next month, then the good news is that a new album recorded live in concert last year is now out. Caroline Westbrook offers her verdict.
 
22nd June 2007
Woody Allen
Allen to direct opera
Veteran filmmaker Woody Allen is to direct an opera in California. Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, general director of the Los Angeles opera, has invited Allen to direct an epic in September 2008.
 
15th June 2007
Bob Dylan
Dylan wins award
Veteran rocker Bob Dylan has been honoured with Spain’s prestigious Prince Of Asturias award in recognition of his contribution to the arts. The 66-year-old follows in the footsteps of movie director Woody Allen who has previously won the award.
 
8th June 2007
David Gest
Gest's Jewish connection
He’s known for his flamboyant lifestyle and dress sense. He is also known for wearing two diamond-encrusted crosses. But behind the facade, David Gest is actually a nice Jewish boy from California.
 
1st June 2007
Fiddler On The Roof
Fiddler On The Roof review
Six months after its hugely successful run at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, the latest production of classic musical Fiddler On The Roof, starring actor Henry Goodman, has arrived in London's West End. SJ's Caroline Westbrook offers her verdict.
 
25th May 2007
Rita Simons
Simons in Eastenders
Rita Simons, a niece of loudmouth electronics tycoon Sir Alan Sugar - currently firing people in the latest series of The Apprentice - is set to star as a feisty relative of the Mitchell family in long-running soap EastEnders.
 
18th May 2007
Jerry Seinfeld in Bee Movie
Seinfeld takes the bee
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld took a huge leap of faith to promote his new film Bee Movie at the Cannes Film Festival in France yesterday - by jumping from a hotel roof, dressed as an insect.
 
11th May 2007
Annabel Karmel
Annabel Karmel interview
Over the past decade, Annabel Karmel has made a name for herself with her recipes for babies and children, and her attempts to change the way we feed our families. SJ's Caroline Westbrook talks to Karmel who is appearing at the Baby Show in Birmingham.
 
4th May 2007
Charlotte Mendelson
Charlotte Mendelson interview
Having made her mark on the literary world with her first two novels Love In Idleness and Daughters Of Jerusalem, author Charlotte Mendelson is back with her latest effort, When We Were Bad. Caroline Westbrook talks to the 34-year-old author.
 
27th April 2007
Zomba
Calder tops music list
Record company mogul Clive Calder has emerged as Britain’s only music billionaire according to the annual Sunday Times Rich List. With an estimated £1.3bn, South African-born Calder, 61 founded Zomba, home to Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys.
 
20th April 2007
MC Rebbe
MC Rebbe up for award?
Jewish rapper, musician and comic MC Rebbe is up for an award as one of Britain’s best bloggers. The bearded star of small screen and stage has been shortlisted for a Best of Brit Blog Awards.
 
13th April 2007
Joanna Angel
Angel up for porn award
Kosher porn queen Joanna Angel, actor/director Seymore Butts and former Saved By The Bell Star Dustin Diamond have made it to the shortlist for this years F.A.M.E Awards.
 
6th April 2007
Ask Elizabeth
Berkley becomes agony aunt to kids
Former Save By The Bell star Elizabeth Berkley has become a successful New York agony aunt who visits schools to help girls 11-18 deal with adolescent problems.
 
30th March 2007
Gerry Bron
Gerry Bron interview
Record producer Gerry Bron has launched the careers of some of the biggest rock acts of the 70s and 80s through his label Bronze Records. Caroline Westbrook talks to Bron about his work and his Jewish roots.
 
23rd March 2007
Nina Salaman exhibition
Remembering Salaman
To mark the 130th birthday of noted Jewish women’s campaigner and educationalist Nina Salaman, the Jewish Museum in Camden, north west London has added a portrait of the legendary woman painted by Solomon J Solomon.
 
16th March 2007
Scenes of A Sexual Nature
Ed Blum interview
With an all-star cast that includes the likes of Jewish actress Sophie Okonedo and Ewan McGregor, Scenes Of A Sexual Nature is the first feature film from Jewish director Ed Blum. As the film is released on DVD, Caroline Westbrook talks to Blum.
 
9th March 2007
Borat on DVD
Borat DVD review
It was one of the most talked about cinema releases of 2006, and even got Oscar nominations, as well as winning a Golden Globe for its star, Sacha Baron Cohen. Caroline Westbrook takes a look at Borat on DVD and the extras on offer.
 
2nd March 2007
Shulamit Izen
Coming out on screen
A Jewish documentary about a gay Jewish student’s fight for acceptance at her high school is to receive its UK premiere at London’s Gay And Lesbian Film Festival.
 
23rd February 2007
Damien Hirst art
Art auction for Israel
Works of art donated by leading artists including Damien Hirst are to go on auction to benefit British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel. The 90 pieces also include a portrait sitting with legendary photographer David Bailey.
 
16th February 2007
Amy Winehouse
Winning Winehouse
North London jazz songstress Amy Winehouse has taken one of the top prizes at the prestigious Brit Awards. The 23-year-old, who has rarely been out of the spotlight over the past six months with her much-publicised drinking binges won Best British Female.
 
9th February 2007
Fiddler On The Roof
Fiddler on the Depot
North London’s Arts Depot is to play host to a new production of classic Jewish musical Fiddler On The Roof next month.
 
2nd February 2007
Robert Lenkiewicz
Lenkiewicz work on display
An exhibition featuring the work of painter Robert Lenkiewicz is opening at London’s Halcyon Gallery this month. Lenkiewicz died in August 2002 aged 60 of heart problems, and the exhibition will mark the fifth anniversary of his death.
 
26th January 2007
Paper Clips
Paper Clips on DVD
The Holocaust has always been a popular subject with filmmakers, and over the past few years it's inspired plenty of documentaries – the latest of which is Paper Clips. Caroline Westbrook reviews the DVD release which is out now.
 
19th January 2007
Laurence Olivier Awards
Jewish Olivier awards
Jewish theatre talent has been shortlisted at this year’s prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards. Tom Stoppard’s Rock 'n' Roll, about Communist Prague, is leading the way with nominations in a number of categories.
 
12th January 2007
Spiro Ark
Spiro's delights
London's Spiro Ark is kick starting 2007 with a feast of cultural delights from the middle of January. Among the highlights is a performance of Kotzo shel Yud a 19th century poem dealing with the issues of women who seek divorce from their husband.
 
5th January 2007
Radio
Jewish music radio
A weekly look at the world of Jewish music is to start broadcasting every Sunday on London's arts radio station Resonance101.4fm. The SomethingJewish Show is an eclectic mix of Jewish music from around the world.
 
29th December 2006
Debbie Chazen
Debbie Chazen interview
If you've watched BBC Three's sketch show Tittybangbang, you'll have come across Debbie Chazen, who's one of the stars. SJ's Caroline Westbrook caught up with the 35-year-old for a chat about the show and her Jewish background.
 
22nd December 2006
Prague ARK
ARK art in Prague
In time for Chanukah, Prague played host to a massive projection celebrating the Festival of Lights. As part of ARK, a four month installment, Canadian artist Melissa Shiff has been exhibiting her work which marks 100 years of the city's Jewish Museum.
 
15th December 2006
Sacha Baron Cohen
Borat goes for gold
Having already snapped up a bunch of critics awards for the smash hit comedy Borat, funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen is now tipped to win at the Golden Globes. Baron Cohen has been shortlisted for Best Actor – for playing the Kazakhstan TV reporter.
 
8th December 2006
Roman Polanski
Award for Polanski
Legendary film director Roman Polanski has collected a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual European Film Awards.
 
1st December 2006
Jordan Chaviv
Frummer gets funky
With a hoodie and baseball cap, Jordan Chaviv looks like any other 20-something guy trying to make it in the music scene, but look at bit closer and he’s also sporting a yarmulke as well as some tzitzit.
 
24th November 2006
Katie Price and Peter Andre
Price is right
Jewish children and families charity Norwood is to be one of five charities to benefit from an album of duets recorded by former glam model Katie Price and her Aussie pop singer husband Peter Andre.
 
17th November 2006
Grimsby Shul window
English Jewish Heritage
A guidebook offering a comprehensive look at Jewish heritage across England has just been published by English Heritage. Jewish Heritage in England is a full colour book showcasing over 300 Jewish buildings and landmarks.
 
10th November 2006
For Your Consideration
For Your Consideration
Having made fun of everything from rock musicians in This Is Spinal Tap, to dog owners in Best In Show, director Christopher Guest has turned his attentions to the film industry and this time, there's a major Jewish theme.
 
27th October 2006
Barbra
Babs blooper remixed
She is best known for her love ballads such as Woman In Love and themes from movies such as Hello Dolly, but now Barbra Streisand is set to conquer the dance charts with a song that samples an x-rated expletive outburst she made.
 
20th October 2006
New Jewish Cooking
New Jewish Cooking
The last decade has seen an explosion in the growth of kosher eating in London and now a Jewish cooking book from the chef of Bevis Marks The Restaurant is essenetial reading for anyone who wishes to cook kosher fusion style.
 
13th October 2006
Sixty Six
Festive delights
It’s that time of year again – when the best new Jewish movies from around the world take their place in the line-up for the UK Jewish Film Festival. This year it runs from November 4 - 16. Caroline Westbrook runs through the highlights.
 
6th October 2006
Lauren Weisberger
Devil woman interview
American author Lauren Weisberger scored a best-seller with her debut novel The Devil Wears Prada. Now out as a film, SJ's Caroline Westbrook talks to Weisberger about success and the importance of her Jewish background and culture.
 
29th September 2006
Jewish Princess Cookbook
Jewish Princess Cookbook
Jewish food has undergone a major renaissance over recent years as more and more kosher places to eat, drink and be merry have sprung up in London. And now, aiming to marry humour and cooking, The Jewish Princess Cookbook has been published.
 
22nd September 2006
Henry Winkler as Peter Pan
Hey….Who's Behind You?
He played one of the coolest characters in US sitcom history, and now Henry Winkler, aka the Fonz, is to play one of the most famous villains in the world of panto - Captain Hook.
 
15th September 2006
Silver Don
Israeli reggae star
Gil Binyamin, aka Silver Don, closed a circle last month when he performed as warmup to Ziggy Marley in Ra’anana a decade after performing with him in Jamaica. The appearance also promoted his new reggae album, “Live Flame,” written entirely in Hebrew.
 
8th September 2006
Jerry Zucker
Zucker's luck
Think of the Zucker brothers and Airplane comes to mind, but there are more than one set of brothers who have the last name Zucker and who work in entertainment. Two other Zucker brothers are delighting web users with short animations.
 
1st September 2006
Hebrew Hammer
Hitler in new Jew film
A time travelling Adolf Hitler intent on changing Jewish history is set to be the theme for the sequel to controversial Jewish comedy film The Hebrew Hammer. In the sequel, Hollywood star Mel Gibson is gunned down on screen by the Hebrew Hammer.
 
25th August 2006
Robert Kazinsky
Hebrew Hunk In Albert Square
Looking every inch a real EastEnder, Albert Square's newest arrival also happens to be a bit of a Hebrew hunk. Daily Jews finds out more about Robert Kazinsky and how he is captivating soap fans in his role as Sean Slater.
 
18th August 2006
Michael Lucas
Entertaining gay Israeli troops
Michael Lucas, a gay Jewish porn star is to visit Israel at the end of the month to show solidarity with the country and perform and entertain for the gay community as well as raise awareness of gay issues.
 
11th August 2006
Gil Shohat
Gil Shohat interview
He's likeable, sophisticated, media-savvy, something of a celebrity in his native Israel, dedicated, unpretentious, successful, and very, very talented. Meet Gil Shohat.
 
4th August 2006
Paper Clips
Paper Clips review
The latest Holocaust documentary from the USA to arrive on UK screens is Paper Clips. Since being released two years ago, it has played at Jewish film festivals around the world and picked up several awards along the way. Caroline Westbrook offers her verdict.
 
28th July 2006
Rain Proyr
Rain set for Edinburgh
If you're planning on heading to this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, then be sure to check out some of the Jewish performers in the line-up – including Rain Pryor, daughter of legendary comedian Richard.
 
21st July 2006
Anthony Horowitz
Storming Horowitz
If you thought the only Jewish connection to the new film Stormbreaker was Alicia Silverstone and Stephen Fry then think again. The action blockbuster, about teen spy Alex Rider, is in fact based on a series of novels by Jewish author Anthony Horowitz.
 
14th July 2006
Jewish Film Festival
Director's short award
A film director and animator from London has won the top prize in this year's UK Jewish Film Festival's Short Film Fund Competition. Yoav Segal won a £15,000 grant which he will use to produce his ten-minute film The Battle Of Cable Street.
 
7th July 2006
Ben Uri artists
Getting arty in London
London's Ben Uri Gallery which showcases the best in Jewish art from around the world is to hold in August an event which from the 10th to the 22nd will showcase 24 artists.
 
30th June 2006
Kinky Jews
Jews gets kinky
New York-based Kinky Jews is putting alternative lifestyle minded Jews on the map. Through a series of events and programmes, in New York and across the States, the group is putting erotica and Judaism into the same sentence.
 
23rd June 2006
Sixty Six
Jewish World Cup winner
England's current success in the World Cup could see a rush release for a new British film about a Jewish boy and the World Cup of 1966. Sixty Six, stars Helena Bonham Carter as a Jewish mother and Catherine Tate as a Jewish auntie.
 
16th June 2006
Only Human
Only Human review
In this fast-paced, quirky comedy Spanish Jewish girl Leni brings her fiancé Rafi home to meet the family one Friday night – but the evening quickly takes a turn for the worse when they discover he is Palestinian. Review by Caroline Westbrook.
 
9th June 2006
Nikitov
Vanderful Nikitov
With their Dutch and American backgrounds, Nikitov have been growing a firm following for their Jewish music. And now, this four piece have just released their second album - Vanderlust.
 
2nd June 2006
Winning film Portrecista
Film Festival winners
The Polish capital of Warsaw has once again played host to an international Jewish Film Festival. In just a few short years the Zydowskie Motywy has established itself as one of the world's leading festivals celebrating all aspects of Jewish film.
 
26th May 2006
Professor Solomon
Solomon by Solomon
With a number of books already under his belt including such titles as Japan in a Nutshell and How to Find Lost Objects, "Professor" Solomon has now turned his attention to namesake King Solomon.
 
19th May 2006
Tina Karol
Euro Hit Tina
Ukrainian singer Tina Karol has confirmed her place in the Eurovision Song Contest final, which takes place in Athens on Saturday. The 21-year-old secured her spot with a strong performance of her song, Show Me Your Love, in Thursday night’s semi-final.
 
12th May 2006
My Parents Went...
Surviving her parents
S. Hanala Stadner reveals what life was like growing up as a Jewish child of survivors of the Holocaust. Leslie Bunder takes a look at her new book My Parents Went Through the Holocaust and All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt.
 
5th May 2006
Imre Kertesz
Wingate winner
Fatelessness, a novel by Imre Kertesz about the fate of Georg Koves, a teenager transported from Budapest in Hungary to Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz has won this year's Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize.
 
28th April 2006
Lost Embrace
Lost Embrace review
Jewish films from South America don't get shown in the UK too often – but cinemagoers here now have the chance to see Lost Embrace, a charming drama set in an Argentinian shopping centre. Caroline Westbrook reviews this delight.
 
21st April 2006
Dave Cohen
Cohen back on stage
Way back in the 1980s, Dave Cohen was a working Jewish comic and one of the members of the London's Comedy Store Players. May sees Cohen return to the stand-up circuit with a new show Dave Cohen and Friends.
 
14th April 2006
Lisa Loeb
Lisa Loeb interview
Lisa Loeb first came to our attention when her song Stay (I Missed You) from the film Reality Bites become a massive hit across the world in 1994. In a new reality TV series we follow Lisa as she goes on dates. Daily Jews interviews Lisa.
 
7th April 2006
When Do We Eat?
When Do We Eat? review
With Pesach just days away this dark comedy is getting a timely release in US cinemas. It stars veteran Jewish actors Michael Lerner and Jack Klugman, and focuses on a chaotic Seder that's memorable for all the wrong reasons.
 
31st March 2006
Little Willy
Hitler's little Willy
What would you do if Adolf Hitler was your uncle and you became an American pop-culture icon? Well, that's the question and also the theme of Mark Kassen's latest production, Little Willy which is Off-Broadway in New York from April 6 to April 30.
 
24th March 2006
Naomi Alderman
Naomi Alderman interview
Cara Wides meets Naomi Alderman, author of Disobedience, a novel about lesbian relationships within the Jewish community of Hendon which has been condemned by some while also raved by others for its frankness and refreshing approach to Jewish writing.
 
17th March 2006
Ushpizin
Ushpizin review
Israeli film Ushpizin is the first film movie to be made by members of the ultra-Orthodox community in collaboration with secular filmmakers. And now UK audiences have the chance to see it too. Caroline Westbrook reviews the film.
 
10th March 2006
A Gesheft
Big screen Yiddish film
The first full length Yiddish movie for over 50 years is now out on DVD and hopes to make it on to the Jewish film festival circuit. A Gesheft (The Deal), is produced by two orthodox Jewish brothers from New York and filmed in Monsey.
 
3rd March 2006
UK Jewish Film Festival
More Jewish film
While the UK Jewish Film festival is currently on tour across the UK, Londoners will be able to get a taste of Jewish cinema over the spring season with three films to be shown at The Screen on the Hill in Belsize Park, north west London.
 
24th February 2006
Israel
Israel's Eurovision hopes
With this year's Eurovision Song Contest final set to take place in Athens on May 20th, Israel is getting ready to choose their entry. The annual Kdam-Eurovision – the TV show where their song is selected – will be held on March 15 in Jerusalem.
 
17th February 2006
Munich
Munich review
Cara Wides goes to the cinema and sees for herself what all the fuss is about in Munich. She says: "Spielberg manipulates us so that we are rooting for the Mossad team, and he doesn't encourage us to question if what they are doing is right."
 
10th February 2006
Song of Songs - Natalie Press
Song of Songs review
Fresh from screenings at the London Film Festival and the recent UK Jewish Film Festival, Song of Songs, a psychological drama set in an Orthodox Jewish community in London, is now getting a limited cinema release. Caroline Westbrook reviews it.
 
3rd February 2006
Lisa Loeb
Someone Jewish for Lisa
You would have thought that with a greatest hits album and her own TV show, Dallas' finest Jewish songstress Lisa Loeb would be very happy. Well, she is - sort off, but in the love stakes, she is looking to improve on and is looking for someone Jewish.
 
27th January 2006
Loophonium
Fritz makes the news
Today (January 27) would have been the birthday of Jewish composer Fritz Spiegl. But who is he and why is he making headlines even though he died in 2003? Well, plans are afoot to scrap the morning music he arranged for BBC Radio 4.
 
20th January 2006
Salaam Shalom
The Sephardis are coming
Jews of Sephardi origin, and those who appreciate Sephardi culture, are set to enjoy all things Sephardic at the 10th annual Sephardic Jewish Film Festival in New York. Running from February 2-8, this international event is set to attract thousands of people.
 
13th January 2006
Raz Hartman
Rockin' Raz Hartman
With his trademark white Yamulke and Rasta-like payot, Raz Hartman comes across as being a cool frum Jew, comfortable with his religious perspectives and wanting to share it with other people – which he's done through his music.
 
6th January 2006
Spiro Ark
What's On At The Spiro Ark
London's Spiro Ark has some eclectic events being organised in in January, covering Jewish music, art and education. Daily Jews offers a guide to what's on over the next few weeks.
 
30th December 2005
Live and Become
Live and Become
Live And Become tells the story of a young Ethiopian boy who escapes the famine in his country to begin a new life in Israel. Caroline Westbrook offers her verdict.
 
23rd December 2005
Meet the Rebbetzin
Meet the Rebbetzin
The first lady of Jewish drag, Rebbetzin Hadassah Gross invited every good Jewish boy and girl to an evening of storytelling of the season - aka Chanukah. Jeanette Friedman went to see for herself what it was all about.
 
16th December 2005
Sarah Silverman
Another Silverman moment
Sarah Silverman is a real treat in the world of Jewish comedy, mainly 'cos she's not afraid to tackle subjects like The Holocaust, her doctor and 'er other issues including why does Santa not give Jews toys.
 
9th December 2005
Izabo
Say hello to Izabo
Israel has always had a flourishing music scene, but one band to break out of the Holy Land and find success elsewhere are indie rockers Izabo. Lead singer Ram Shem Tov talks about the band's slow but steady rise to fame and singing in English.
 
2nd December 2005
Oded Fehr
Not a mummy's boy
With his dark looks and suave style, Tel Aviv-born Oded Fehr is fast becoming one of Hollywood's leading men. Recently seen on the British big screen in Dreamer, the 35-year-old has progressed greatly since he graduated from the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol.
 
25th November 2005
Elijah Wood
Everything Is Illuminated
The novel Everything Is Illuminated told the story of a neurotic Jewish man's search for his family history in a remote part of Ukraine. Now it's been made into a movie – but does it work as well on screen as it does on paper?
 
18th November 2005
Jewish Music Group
Sweet Jewish music
There's a new yid on the block who wants to get more people listening to and buying Jewish music and that yid goes by the name of Jewish Music Group. Not content with just releasing one album, Jewish Music Group has launched with five albums.
 
11th November 2005
Joseph Goebbels
Germany on the big screen
Germany has always been a country of much cinematic talent. The 8th German Film Festival, taking place in London at the end of November, will showcase some of the best made celluloid around, including two documentaries of Jewish interest.
 
4th November 2005
Barmitzvah Disco
Coming of age
It started out as a cult website, now Barmitzvah Disco has spawned a book. Featuring hundreds of the cheesiest and tackiest photos from Barmitzvahs of yesteryear (mainly 70s and 80s Americana), it's a real treat. Find out more.
 
28th October 2005
Jewish Film Festival
A festival of Jewish film
It's that time of year again - when some of the best Jewish films from around the world make their British debut. Yes, it's the UK Jewish Film Festival, which begins on November 5 - but which are the films you should be checking out this year?
 
21st October 2005
London Film Festival
Festive film Jews
The 2005 London Film Festival has just kicked off, and among this year's line-up of films are some Jewish-themed gems – plus new films from some of the most talented Semitic stars around. Caroline Westbrook previews the delights for you.
 
14th October 2005
UK Jewish Film Festival
Calling all filmmakers
The second UK Jewish Film Festival's Short Film Funds competition is now inviting entrants. A £15,000 grant is up for grabs to the winning submission to make a film with a Jewish theme to appeal to both a Jewish and non-Jewish audience.
 
7th October 2005
Oliver Twist
Let's Twist Again
While some may believe that a stereotypical Jewish character is essential for any adaptation of Oliver Twist, legendary film director Roman Polanski puts a spin on an old story. His version of Oliver Twist doesn't resort to the usual clichés.
 
30th September 2005
SomeoneJewish comedy night
Laughing with Jew
Despite attempts over the years to create a London Jewish comedy scene, it has never really happened and as a result, London's Jewish comics generally don't have a chance to regularly perform Jewish comedy nights. But that all changed for one night.
 
23rd September 2005
UK Jewish Film Festival
Semites On Screen
This November sees the 9th UK Jewish Film Festival. Going from strength to strength, this year's kosher extravaganza features something for everyone. Daily Jews picks out some of the highlights.
 
16th September 2005
Warsaw Jewish Book Fair
Warsaw's Jewish book fair
Despite the great tragedy that Jewish Poland has suffered first under the Nazis and then under communism, the revival of Jewish life continues. As well as music and film events, the other great annual happening is the Warsaw Jewish Book Fair.
 
9th September 2005
Dash
Big Jews Arts Fest
Jewish arts festivals have been pretty much hit or miss in the UK. But now, a new one which runs from the middle of September to the first week of December looks set to change all that. Welcome to Dash.
 
2nd September 2005
European Day of Jewish Culture
A taste of Jewish culture
Jewish groups and organisations across the UK will be opening their doors to the public on Sunday September 4th, as part of the European Day of Jewish Culture. Daily Jews offers its guide to the best events taking place on the day.
 
26th August 2005
Tell Them Who You Are
DocuJews in Sheffield
The annual Sheffield International Documentary Festival takes place in October. The 12th event which is one from October 10 to October 16 features a number of Jewish and Israeli themes.
 
19th August 2005
Bennett Arron
Welsh, Jewish and very funny
Being described as a cross between Woody Allen and Max Boyce would probably mean you were talking about someone who is a Jewish and Welsh comic. No, don't laugh, well not yet anyway as Bennett Arron is exactly that a Welsh-born Jewish comic.
 
12th August 2005
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Get wise in Hampstead
Way back in 1779, German author Gotthold Ephraim Lessing finished writing Nathan the Wise. Not seen on the London stage for over 40 years, this 226-year-old work is coming to London's Hampstead Theatre in September for a month.
 
5th August 2005
Walk on Water
Walk on Water
If you haven't already seen Israeli drama Walk on Water, what have you been doing? When film director Eytan Fox combines a Mossad hitman, a gay German and a Nazi war criminal on screen, it's result shows how good Israeli films can be.
 


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