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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Sep 16, 2013 / 12 Tishrei, 5774

Jewz in the Newz

By Nate Bloom






Emmy Time for MOTs; Oldies that will Make You Smile Again Released

JewishWorldReview.com | The Primetime Emmy Awards will be shown live on CBS on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8PM, EDT; 5PM PST. Here are "confirmed" Jewish nominees in the "marquee" categories.

ACTING: LENA DUNHAM, 27, lead actress, comedy series ("Girls"). Dunham is also "up" for a directing Emmy-- and for an Emmy as the producer/creator of "Girls" (best comedy series)

MAYIM BIALIK, 37, supporting actress, comedy series ("Big Bang Theory")

MANDY PATINKIN, 60, supporting actor, drama series ("Homeland")

DAN BUCATINSKY, 47, outstanding guest star, drama series ("Scandal").

WRITING:

PAMELA ADLON, 47, and Louis C.K. (who has one Jewish grandfather), the co-stars of "Louie", vie for the comedy series ("named" episode) writing award with DAVID CRANE, 56 ( for writing a "named" episode of the TV series, "Episodes")

Competing for the Emmy for best script, mini-series/movie are: DAVID MAMET, 65 ("Phil Spector") and TOM STOPPARD, 76 ("Parade's End"). Mamet is also up for a directing Emmy for "Spector"

DAVID BENIOFF, 42, is nominated for penning a 'named' episode of the drama series "Games of Thrones".

All the shows up for best writing in the "Variety, Music, or Comedy series" category, like "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report," have some Jewish writers—like JON STEWART, 50, himself. The writing staffs of these shows are very large and, for that reason, I am not covering the nominated Jewish writers in this category.

Best Show/Movie

Best show/movie awards go to the show's producers. What follows are the "best of" created by a "tribe" member:

Best Comedy Series: "Big Bang Theory" (CHUCK LORRE, 60), "Girls" (Dunham), and "Modern Family" (STEVE LEVITAN, 51)

Drama Series: "Homeland" (based on an Israeli series; American creator HOWARD GORDON, 52); "Game of Thrones" (Benioff); and "Mad Men" (MATTHEW WEINER, 48);

Best Variety, etc. series: "The Daily Show" (Jon Stewart) and "Saturday Night Live" (LORNE MICHAELS, 68) ;

Best Mini-Series/Movie: "Phil Spector" (Mamet) and "American Horror Story" (BRAD FALCHUK, 40.) Falchuk's mother, NANCY, by the way, used to be national head of Hadassah

Oldies Released


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Last July, the CD "Andy Kaufman and his Grandmother" was released. It was culled from 82 hours of material that KAUFMAN, a co-star of TV's "Taxi", had recorded via a small tape recorder he carried with him everywhere. Before his death from cancer in 1984, age 35, the groundbreaking comedian planned to use some of that material for a comedy album. Recently, his life partner, LYNNE MARGULIES, worked with a skilled editor, and they pulled out choice excerpts that they felt were true to Andy's spirit and vision for his album. It includes conversations between Kaufman and his family members.

Also released in July were "Jack Benny: The Lost Episodes" and "Dobie Gillis: the Complete Series." The former is a 3-DVD set that includes episodes of the Jack Benny Show (from the '50s) and Benny color TV specials (from the '60s) that have never been released before. Guest stars including Natalie Wood, Gary Cooper, GEORGE BURNS, John Wayne, Dick Van Dyke, MILTON BERLE, TONY CURTIS and President Truman. BENNY, a comedy legend, died in 1974, age 80.

"Dobie" is a 20 DVD set, with bonus interview extras. The '60s comedy series was based on a book by the late MAX SHULMAN, and co-starred SHEILA KUEHL, now 72, as Zelda (the smart girl who chased Dobie). Kuehl went on to be a civil rights attorney, especially active in fighting for gay rights, and she served eight years as a California State Senator. She was the first openly gay person to serve in the legislature.

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Previously:


James Franco Roasted on Comedy Central; Huge Number of Jewish Comedians Featured in NBC Special; Rosanna Arquette Marries a Mensch: Really a Mentch!

Marty Glickman Documentary: Great Jewish Athlete/Sportscaster; Tony Bennett's Daughter Chooses Judaism; The Monaco Royal Family Circus

Liev Schreiber Plays LBJ; Steve Jobs Bio-Pic; Dr. Evil's Son Gets Mean; Pressel Plays Golf for the United States

A Surprise Summer Hit; Natasha Lyonne's Comeback: Does It Mean There's Hope for Amanda Bynes?; Much Sympathy for actress Lea Michele, girlfriend of the late Cory Monteith. But She Isn't Jewish as Many Say

New Adam Sandler Movie Ties Record for Most Jewish Actors; Silverstone Shares Milk; Hebrews Vie for Mets' First Base spot --- Other Baseball News

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin re-discovers her faith: makes speech at synagogue; Humorous web series on re-discovering Judaism; new projects for Liev Schreiber and Zach Braff

Rick Moranis' Jewish Album; A Gandolfini Jewish Connection; Michael Rapaport in New Comedy; Selma Blair Rubs Sheen Wrong; Liev Schreiber on Showtime

'The Voice' Singer's Karaite Background; Brad Pitt Battles Zombies in Israel w/help of Israeli actress; Rachelle Lefevre in Big Movie/Big Mini-Series

JStreisand and Alicia Keys in Israel; "Girls" Stuff; Mel Brooks, Another TV special; Superman (who is Jewish) returns --- Israeli plays his mom

Jewish Contestant on 'The Voice'; Will Smith's 'Jewish movie family'; Bravo Gives Long Island Jews the Jersey Shore Treatment; Magicians and More

Memorial Day: Jews Serving and KIA in War on Terror; Liberace Bio-Pic; Jew Wins "Survivor"; Shalom, Dr. Brothers; More

Jews Inducted into Rock Hall of Fame; Anton Yelchin co-stars in New "Trek" film; Kutcher (but not Kunis) visits Israel; Jewish TV Star Praises Jewish Rap Star

The Great Gatsby's Jewish Ties; Jews in the "Time 100 list" List; People's Most Beautiful Women

Iron Man's Jewish Connections; Marc Maron's New TV Show; Martin Landau Grows Up with Israel; Shalom, Allan Arbus

Jewish Major Leaguers, 2013; New Movies and Comedy Show; Shalom, 'Lumpy' (Leave it to Beaver)

Teen actor Jonah Bobo in New Flick: Hunky James Wolk on Mad Men; Erich Segal's Daughter Writes Prize-Winning Jewish Novel

Jackie Robinson's Friend, Hank Greenberg; CNN's Jake Tapper; Texas County in the News is named for 19thC. Jewish soldier and Congressman

Brad Garrett's New Sit-Com; Soviet Spies; Bar Mitzvah Video Deluxe; Three Guys Who Will be Missed

The Back Story of the Ten Commandments (the film)--including Funny Stuff; Brit TV Dramas with a Jewish Connection

Paul Rudd and Nat Wolff co-star in New Comedy; Al Pacino Plays Phil Spector; Tribe Heavy "Girls"; An Oscar Winner's Orthodox Son

Bonnie Franklin, Valerie Harper; LA mayor's race; Albert Brooks on going to Shul

The Land of Oz's Many Hebrews; Mila Kunis & a "Menschy" Company; Aly Raisman Dances & Jewish Figure Skaters at World Championship

New on the Big Screen, Tube

The Oscars: The Jewish Connection

Jews in the National Hockey League; Possible Start of a Blockbuster Film Series; Star Wars Keep on Comin', Special TV Showing of Schindler's List



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