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Sondheim Blasts Gaga’s Oscars Performance

And—cautiously, tremulously—Rachel Shukert offers a dissent

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The Oscar Winner’s White House Connection

He wrote The Imitation Game. His mom was Jewish community liaison.

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‘Ida’ Wins: The Count Is Now 20 Out of 23

Pawel Pawlikowski’s Holocaust film takes home an Academy Award

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Polish Film ‘Ida’ Shortlisted for Oscar

Pawel Pawlikowski’s bracing film up for Foreign Language Academy Award

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A Question From the Tattler: Why Didn’t John Travolta Know Who Idina Menzel Is?

Somehow, the mangling of the Broadway actress’s name may be the best thing to happen to her underappreciated career

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‘Omar’ and ‘Bethlehem’ Tell the Same Story—But Only One Was Nominated for an Oscar

The better, more real, and more compelling of the two Israeli-Palestinian intelligence films opens this week in the U.S.

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Jewish Films and Filmmakers Nominated for 86th Academy Awards

Woody Allen abuse allegations cast shadow over reception of ‘Blue Jasmine’

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BDS and the Oscars: How Screenwriter Ben Hecht Defied an Anti-Israel Boycott

Hollywood has a model of a principled political stand in the writer of ‘Gone With the Wind’ and the Broadway hit ‘The Front Page’

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Israeli Zombies, Killers, Torturers, and Human Parasites Invade World Cinema

As Hollywood looks to mine B-movies for remakes, genre schlock has growing escapist appeal in Israel

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Daybreak: Gaza Rocket Strikes Southern Israel

Plus Harvey Weinstein’s role in Michelle Obama’s Oscar appearance

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The ADL Responds to Seth MacFarlane

Tick tock like clockwork

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Seth MacFarlane and Jewish Hollywood

Looking at last night’s jokes at the Academy Awards

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Daybreak: Purim Costumes Gone Wrong in Brooklyn

Plus Israeli documentaries strike out at the Academy Awards

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This Week on The Scroll

A look back at the week that was

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Tablet’s Guide to the Academy Awards

Brush up on your history and learn more about the nominees

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Israel and the Oscars

‘The Gatekeepers’ and ‘5 Broken Cameras’ vie for the Academy Award

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Oscar Night Medley

Billy Crystal is long gone, but the Academy Awards medley need not be! The Tattler sings of 2012’s best films.

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Tablet Goes to the Oscars

What if LincolnLife of Pi, and other Academy Award-nominated films got sequels starring Jewish characters?

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Michael Moore Aids ‘Five Broken Cameras’ Director

Controversial filmmaker Emad Burnat was detained at LAX

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Terror and the Surveillance State on Film

Zero Dark Thirty and the Israeli documentary The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards. Only one should win.

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Daybreak: Iran Denies Role in Burgas Bombing

Plus Syrian Druze are joining the opposition

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Iran, Oscar Committee Both Hate Ben Affleck

From “Argo” to “Gangster Squad,”  a celluloid news round-up

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Israeli Documentaries Make Oscar Shortlist

‘The Gatekeepers’ and ‘Five Broken Cameras’ are being considered

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Exonerating the Friedmans

Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki is trying to overturn Jesse Friedman’s 1989 Great Neck molestation conviction

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Blackout in Tehran

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been banned from making movies for the next 20 years. Here’s how he got around the mullahs.

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Prize Fighters

Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy

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2 or 3 Things I Know About ‘A Separation’

The Iranian film beat the Israeli film and the Polish Holocaust film

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Daybreak: U.S. Doubts Iran Bomb Program

Plus WikiLeaks makes another splash, and more in the news

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Your Oscar Cheat Sheet

Here’s what to root for

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Dictatorial

Sacha Baron Cohen has been warned not to commit any stunts at the Oscars. But why should he listen? It’s not as if he’ll ever win one.