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