By Neal Cohen
Review of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ and its indulgence in violence over Jesus’ message of love, and what this will do to the perception of Jews worldwide.
By Louise Levesque Lopman
Review of the film God Is Great, Iím Not, its portrayal of the main characterís journey to convert to Judaism, and how that resonates with the authorís own personal experience with conversion.
By Suzanne Chessler
Profile of Dan Zanes, the non-Jewish children’s musician and former Del Fuegos member who is raising his children Jewish with his Jewish wife.
By Nate Bloom
Background on the Jewish songwriters of the 25 most popular Christmas songs, with special bio on Irving Berlin, and bonus Hanukkah tracks by non-Jewish songwriters.
By Dinah A. Spritzer
A news article about a Holocaust education project teaching Czech students about their former Jewish neighbors. The students then make films interviewing people about the Jews.
By Naomi Pfefferman
Profile of Nancy Meyers, a Jewish film director noted for Something’s Gotta Give, The Parent Trap, Private Benjamin and What Women Want.
By Suzanne Koven
Review of Just an Ordinary Jew, a German film about a man delivering a tirade about his conflicted feelings about being German and Jewish.
By Penina Adelman
Review of Who Am I?, directed by Lena Romanoff, a documentary about the children of interfaith families and their reaction to their religious upbringing.
By Rebecca Cohen
Review of Bruce Springsteen’s album The Rising.
By Jesse Tisch
Review of Two Days in Paris, about a French woman and a half-Jewish American who try to rekindle their relationship.