The French director's legacy will be dominated by his landmark documentary 'Shoah,' but he had as much to contribute to the documentary oeuvre as he did to Jewish history and thought
Diana, Princess of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta? Don't be fooled by the Greco-Roman names. Wonder Woman has deep roots in Jewish lore
In a new comic, the superhero reveals that he’s working for an evil organization. But no makeover could erase his underlying Jewishness.
In his new book, 'Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man' William Shatner recounts his complex relationship with 'Star Trek' costar Leonard Nimoy, a fellow offspring of Jews who fled Eastern Europe.
Though he was not ‘half Jewish’ as he once claimed, the chameleonic Bowie was a Zelig-like figure, who repeatedly shifted identities on stage and on screen.
Unequal parts autobiography, travelogue and nature book, author and ornithologist Jasmine Donahaye’s ‘Losing Israel’ is a fascinating and powerful memoir. However, her views on the Jewish state may make some readers twitchy.
Jewish inmates are largely absent from Litchfield Penitentiary, but that hasn't stopped ‘Orange Is the New Black' from exploring Judaism and the virtues of kosher food.
The Jewish director’s layered references to the scriptures helped make the film a masterpiece of the horror genre.
Nimoy, along with William Shatner and the show's first writers, imbued Star Trek with a submerged Jewishness.
The long-held tradition of using visual and linguistic stereotypes and clichés to identify Jewish characters seems to have faded away. U.K. TV programming is increasingly resembling its edgier American counterpart.
Critics are slamming the director for casting black actors as slaves and servants, but 'Exodus' is set to break casting tradition in one important way.
Literary stereotypes paved the way for the belief in 19th-century England that the serial killer was Jewish.
The late actor and comedian appeared to have an affinity for Jews, seen in the Jewish roles he played, the Jews he worked with, and the Jewish jokes in his stand-up act.
To celebrate Father’s Day in the United States, here are six of the very best on-screen Jewish dads.
Why was the classic Kubrick film initially banned in Israel? And why was the subplot of the Jewish character left out?
From the parting of the Red Sea to deadly Roman chariot races and even those apes in Kubrick’s 'Space Odyssey,’ the Bible continues to inspire filmmakers.
Anti-Semites have long associated Jews with body hair and savagery. But they're not the only ones who've made the comparison.
From Jesus to The Wolf of Wall Street, Haaretz lists five of the more notable Jewish characters in this prolific filmmaker's films.
George C. Scott’s character was originally called 'Buck’ Schmuck, and Stanley Kubrick referenced the Holocaust in his screenplay notes. And then there’s Peter Sellers.
Top picks include Bette Midler's creative uses for pine cones in 'The Stepford Wives' and a raunchy Nativity scene in 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.'
Doctor Who, at 50 the longest-running science fiction television show in the world, has some distinctly Jewish traits.
Most of the iconic American satire magazine's creators were of the Mosaic persuasion.
A reply to Ruta Kupfer: the striking thing about new television series is the almost total absence of Jewish characters with stereotypical traits.
Of all the major Jewish holidays, Yom Kippur has been the most neglected on the big screen. A look at some notable exceptions.
In honor of his 80th birthday, Haaretz takes a look at the films of the revered Polish-French-Jewish director and Holocaust survivor.
Jews and soccer have a long interconnected history as club owners, players, agents, analysts, fans, and directors.
Even as we celebrate Jewish athleticism at the Maccabiah Games, it has long been a staple of Jewish humor that Jews do not do sports.
The structured, elegant world of tennis has long been a symbol of elusive upward mobility, which makes it the perfect symbol for Jewish filmmakers.
With the roles he played and the lines he said, the career of James Gandolfini, who passed away in Italy aged 51, often intersected with the Jewish world.
Superman, the invention of two U.S. Jews, is a profoundly Jewish character whose film history is entwined with that of American Jewry.