Woody Allen

Workmen's Circle Study Finds A New Kind of Jew

One in six American Jews are engaged and unaffiliated, look outside synagogue for Judaism
10/09/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

About a million of the six million American Jews say being Jewish is very important to them, but that they find their Jewish engagement outside of a synagogue, according to a study released on Wednesday.

The survey shows that there is a third way to be Jewish, its sponsor, the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, wrote in a press release. A person can be an observant Jew, who attends synagogue; a cultural Jew, who enjoys Jewish humor or an “engaged and congregationally unaffiliated” Jew.

Woody Allen’s Sidekick Shares All

01/20/2016 - 09:20

There’s a memorable scene in “Annie Hall” when Woody Allen’s character, Alvy Singer, rants about finding anti-Semites everywhere he goes.

Tony Roberts with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton in a publicity shot from “Annie Hall.” Tony Roberts via JTA

Raised On Alvy Singer’s New York

A high schooler tries to come to terms with the whole liberal Jewish intellectual thing.
Special To The Jewish Week
12/25/2012 - 19:00

New York Jewish intellectuals. The people who went to therapy to discuss philosophy, impressed their dates on account of that philosophy, and then complained to their therapists about their dates.

Here’s to New York: Diane Keaton and Woody Allen (as Alvy Singer) in “Annie Hall.

Woody’s ‘Honeymoon’ Home Run

Allen’s older man-younger woman (no?) romance caps off ‘Relatively Speaking’ series of one-acts.
10/22/2011 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

He’s done it so many times, showing us a lecherous middle-aged man and a nubile young woman, decades his junior, and the love that blossoms between them. You would be forgiven for thinking that Woody Allen has already exploited this theme from every possible angle.

Ari Graynor and Steve Guttenberg in Woody Allen's "Honeymoon Motel." Joan Marcus

Woody Allen's "Tractatus Theologico-Politicus"

In case you missed it, The New York Times snagged a quick but worthy Q&A with Woody Allen today, a week before his new film comes out.  Allen told the Times' Dave Itzkoff that his film, titled "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" and featuring Josh Brolin, Naomi Watts and Anthony Hopkins, was his way of exploring the nature of belief. 

The Serious Side Of Silly Bandz

07/12/2010 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

If you happen to know a child of almost any age, you probably have heard about Silly Bandz. If you don’t, you likely haven’t, even though these rubber band bracelets have taken the country by storm, following in the footsteps of the great fads of prior decades like Pet Rocks, Beanie Babies and Cabbage Patch Kids. 

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