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    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.

    This month’s edition

    Jews and Buddhism: How did Jews become the largest non-Asian Buddhist constituency? Dr. Alan Brill, author of the upcoming Judaism and Other Religions sheds light on this phenomenon and the film Jews and Buddhism.
    Funny, He Doesn’t Look Like a Christopher: Get to know Orthodox-convert-comedian Yisrael Campbell of the film Circumcise Me in a visit to his drama school alma mater, where he tells us which famous comedian thinks he’s hilarious.
    Chaim Yavin and Israeli Media: Ha’aretz newspaper’s Chief U.S. Correspondent Shmuel Rosner explains how Israel’s most recognizable anchorman, Chaim Yavin, changed the course of his career and the face of the Israeli media landscape by making the controversial documentary series The Land of the Settlers.

    Last month’s edition

    Louis B. Mayer and Jews in Hollywood: What kind of legacy did Jewish MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer leave for today’s Jewish celebrities? Stars of David author Abigail Pogrebin has the scoop.
    Divine Food: A taste of New York delis and the film Divine Food: 100 Years in the Kosher Delicatessen Trade.
    Sephardic v. Ashkenic Jews: What’s so different about Sephardic Jews anyway? The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue’s Rabbi Marc D. Angel explains with the help of Trees Cry For Rain.

    Previous Episodes

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    *Isaac Bashevis Singer’s oeuvre explored with novelist Dara Horn.
    *A reggae-full field trip with Awake Zion director Monica Haim.
    *The films of Oscar-nominated director Joseph Cedar, including Time of Favor.
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    *New York magazine’s David Edelstein on interfaith romantic comedies.
    *Three provocative films explore immigration issues in Israel.
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    *Woody Allen’s biographer tells all about Zelig.
    *How Jewish Labor fought to save Jews during WW2, the scoop on They Were Not Silent.
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    Row J 5. Matthew Broderick, Tony Danza, Jackie Hoffman, Billy Joel, Judith Light, Ben Rimalower, Sting and more appear on the December episode of theater-oriented show. Row J meets the cast and creatives of “Honeymoon In Vegas.” “The Untold Tales of Broadway, Volume 2’s” Jennifer Ashley Tepper tells all.’s Carey Purcell joins contributing critic Jesse Oxfeld at the Row J Roundtable to preview the Spring 2015 Broadway season.

    Row J 06. Watch Jason Biggs, Tony Danza, Tovah Feldshuh, Marilu Henner, Carol Kane, Stewart Lane, Judith Light, Elisabeth Moss, Benjamin Scheuer and more on Row J, hosted by TJC correspondent Meredith Ganzman. The executive producer is Brian Scott Lipton.Row J Opening Night for “Honeymoon In Vegas” “Honeymoon In Vegas.” Meet the stars of the Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s “The Heidi Chronicles,” featuring Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs and Bryce Pinkham. Benjamin Scheuer brings “The Lion” into the “Row J” studio. Legendary theater producer Stewart Lane discusses his new book, “Black Broadway.” Meet the cast and creators of Fiasco Theater’s hit production of “Into the Woods” at the Laura Pels Theatre. Contributing critic Jesse Oxfeld and “Center On The Aisle” guest critic Steve Schonberg are at the “Row J” Roundtable to review “Honeymoon In Vegas” and to review their knowledge of Broadway love songs.

    The Salon 36. Why all the fuss over “Fifty Shades of Grey?” Also: anti-Semitic violence in Europe; Netanyahu’s address to Congress; and the thrill of spilling secrets. Featuring Hello Flo founder & CEO Naama Bloom, essayist and cultural critic Daphne Merkin, and documentary filmmaker Lacey Schwartz.

    The Salon 37. Jewish women discuss: ideas for liberation this Passover, gains made for haredi women in the Israeli elections, brands and social issues, and parenting tips for co-host Rachel Sklar, who’s nine months pregnant! Featuring Dr. Esther Altmann, Director of Pastoral Counseling at Yeshivat Maharat; Andrea Salwen Kopel, Executive Director of NCJW-NY; and Lenore Skenazy, host of the television series “World’s Worst Mom.”