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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

    TJC Movie Talk 03
    *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 10. Jesse Eisenberg, Lisa Kron, Marc Kudisch, Helen Mirren, Bill Pullman, Alex Sharp, Brandon Uranowitz, Julie White and more luminaries to appear on Row J. The popular theater-oriented monthly TV show, “Row J,” is hosted by TJC correspondent Meredith Ganzman. The executive producer is Brian Scott Lipton. Row J goes to the Drama Desk Awards and the Tony Awards. Row J speaks with Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg, who will discuss “The Spoils,” upcoming films and other projects. 2015 Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz, currently starring in the hit Broadway musical “An American in Paris” and Row J visit Jacques Torres Chocolate. Go inside New York Historical Society’s new exhibition, “The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld.” Row J contributing critic Jesse Oxfeld, and guest critic Steve Schoenberg, discuss the Tony Awards, the new hit Broadway play “An Act of God,” starring Jim Parsons, and a look at 2015-2016 Broadway season.

    Row J 08. Watch David Burtka, Anna Chlumsky, Renee Fleming, Sheldon Harnick, James Monroe Iglehart, Billy Magnussen, Jerry O’Connell, Brad Oscar, and more luminaries on Row J, hosted by TJC correspondent Meredith Ganzman. The executive producer is Brian Scott Lipton. Meet and Greet Broadway’s Newest Shows. Sheldon Harnick talks bringing “Fiddler on the Roof” back to Broadway. Brad Oscar looks back on his Jewish roots and looks forward to the new show, “Something Rotten,” and author Andy Propst discusses his new biography of Cy Coleman, “You Fascinate Me So.” Meredith Ganzman, Jesse Oxfeld and Rob Kahn of WNBC­NY, review “Fish in the Dark” and “The Heidi Chronicles.”

    Row J 09. Watch Tyne Daly, Gloria Estefan, Edward Hibbert, Judith Light, Jessie Mueller, Jerry O’Connell, Daryl Roth Sarah Stiles, Tommy Tune, Chip Zien, and more luminaries appear on Row J, hosted by TJC correspondent Meredith Ganzman. The executive producer is Brian Scott Lipton. Meet Tony Award nominees including Steven Boyer, Lydia Leonard, Brad Oscar, Casey Nicholaw, Alex Sharp, Sarah Stiles, and Brandon Uranowitz. Producer Daryl Roth and actor Chip Zien, and special co- host Ilene Ganzman discuss the hit Broadway musical “It Shoulda Been You.” Chat with 2015 Drama Desk Awards, featuring past winners Judith Light and Jessie Mueller, and current nominees Christian Borle, Warren Carlyle, Leanne Cope, Lisa Howard, Tonya Pinkins, and Max Von Essen. Meredith Ganzman, “Row J” contributing critic Jesse Oxfeld and executive producer Brian Scott Lipton talk about which shows and actors they would most like to see win this year’s Tony Awards. Row J’s always provocative “question of the month,” including answers from Tyne Daly, Gloria Estefan, Edward Hibbert, Brian d’Arcy James, Jerry O’Connell, and Tommy Tune.

    The Salon 38. Women in Tech and at the Western Wall, Anti-Semitism on college campuses, religion on airplanes, and more. Jewish women discuss it all on The Salon. With the ACLU’s Ariela Migdal, JWA’s Judith Rosenbaum, and GothamGal.com’s Joanne Wilson.