Get the inside scoop on TJC’s award-winning features and documentaries. Forward Arts and Culture Editor Alana Newhouse is your guide, offering incisive interviews with writers, directors and cultural critics.
On this month’s edition:
Newhouse examines the legacy of MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer, the subject of Louis B. Mayer: King of Hollywood, on contemporary Hollywood’s Jewish celebrities — like Natalie Portman, Dustin Hoffman and Sarah Jessica Parker — with the author of Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish, Abigail Pogrebin.
Then, take a taste of New York’s most famous delis and the film Divine Food: 100 Years in the Kosher Delicatessen Trade in a field segment featuring Katz’s, the Carnegie Deli, Ben’s and the Second Avenue Deli.
Finally, it’s back to the studio where Newhouse finds out what makes the Sephardic tradition so unique from the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue’s Rabbi Marc D. Angel. The author of Foundations of Sephardic Spirituality: The Inner Life of Jews of the Ottoman Empire shares his take on the cultural and spiritual life of Sephardic Jews, as seen in the fillm Trees Cry For Rain.