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Adaptation Of Popular Israeli TV Show, Shtisel, To Air In U.S.

And five other Israeli TV series adapted for US audiences you should be watching.

08/18/2016 - 11:35
Editorial Intern

We shtisel you not. Popular Israeli TV show that follows a fictional, Haredi, Jewish family living in Jerusalem, “Shtisel,” is getting an American adaptation, which was picked up by Amazon last week, according to a report by deadline.com.

The adaptation of the Israeli TV show Shtisel was picked up by Amazon. YesTV Youtube

Is Sushi Cultural Appropriation? Lena Dunham Says Yes

‘Girls’ creator sides with Oberlin students who say offerings like bahn mi and General Tso’s chicken are culturally insensitive.

07/14/2016 - 14:09
Editorial Intern

Lena Dunham is on a roll. The star and creator of HBO’s hit comedy, “Girls,” Dunham has reached that enviable stage as a celebrity where almost anything that comes out of her mouth makes headlines. Her most recent attention grabbing statement: Sushi served in dining halls  are an example of cultural appropriation and disrespectful to Japanese cuisine.

Lena Dunham arrives on the red carpet for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. Getty images

Larry David And HBO Bring Back ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ After Five Year Hiatus

With Bernie Sanders effectively out of the race, Larry David can now focus on his primary role — being Larry David.

06/15/2016 - 10:09
Editorial Intern

We cannot curb our enthusiasm. After half of a decade without Susie, Jeff, Funkhouser and lots of corduroys, star and executive producer, Larry David, is bringing hit comedy series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” back to HBO. 

Larry David arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 5, 2015 in New York. Getty Images

Larry David’s 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' May Return For Season Nine

08/10/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Everyone’s favorite bald, brassy Jew, Larry David, may be gracing our TV screens once again in the near future.

Larry David allegedly has more "Curb Your Enthusiasm" ideas in his head. Getty Images

David Brenner, Jewish Comedy Royalty, Dies At 78

03/16/2014 - 20:00

David Brenner, a longtime standup comedian whose observational humor is credited with inspiring many top comics, has died.

Brenner, a Philadelphia native, died at his home in New York City on Saturday after battling cancer. He was 78.

David Brenner

"Girls" Creator Has Jewish-Camp Envy

Apparently Lena Dunham, as a teen, had to find neurotic summer activities other than well-planned kitchen raids at Camp Ramah.

At the risk of making too much of a brief reference on the HBO comedy "Girls," we report this tidbit about how the popular Conservative movement-run camp was written into the plot of this week's episode. It wasn't auto-biographical, though Dunham, creator, producer and star of the show, seems to wish otherwise.

Lena Dunham

‘Girls’: A Ramah-kable Reunion

05/07/2012 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor/Online Editor

Given the cost of a national advertising campaign or product placement, a mention on one of the most-talked about shows on cable is a pretty nice gift if it comes gratis.

But the folks at Camp Ramah, a network of facilities run by the Conservative movement, may not be kvelling over their inclusion in this week’s episode of HBO’s “Girls,” the chock-full-of-Jewish comedy about angst-ridden women in their early 20s trying to get a life in contemporary Manhattan.

Chance encounter leads to a fling for former campmates Shoshana (Zosia Mamet), center, and Matt (Skylar Astin) on “Girls.”

Yasher Koach, Ari Gold

Who would have figured that Ari Gold, the high-strung, foul-mouthed, Hollywood agent protrayed by Jeremy Piven on HBO's "The Entourage," would wind up offering us a lesson in priorities and family values? But that's what happened (SPOILER ALERT) in the series finale last night.

Ari and Melissa Gold will live happily ever after following their onscreen reconciliation -- or will they?

Violence and Israel: Yael Hedaya Responds

When HBO's third season of "In Treatment" premiered this week, one story line was that it lost its main writer, the Israeli novelist Yael Hedaya.  (To fans of the show, don't worry: Jhumpa Lahiri is her replacement.) The HBO version was really an adaptation, nearly verbatim, of the Israeli hit series Bi'Tipul, where Hedaya wrote some of the best shows.  Now in her mid-40s and still living in Israel, Hedaya is releasing her third novel in English translation this month, "Eden.&

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