A new documentary looks at ‘the ultimate taboo’
From murdering swans to wearing panties, LD gets the job done
Seinfeld creator’s Broadway play, Fish in the Dark, begins previews this week
Don’t think about mourning, this is something to celebrate!
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Three minutes of the most crass, inane Curb Your Enthusiasm zingers
The Tattler: This time the TV Jews are just a typical American family, no more eccentric than the Simpsons
Pro-Israeli lobby makes important social headway
At Jews in the Woods, a spiritual retreat for college students, I tried to see how I’d fit in if I converted to Judaism
Evaluating comedy on its political merit is like disassembling a vibrator to analyze its mechanics: You can do it, but that’s not what it’s for.
Suggested PM watch ‘Palestinian Chicken’ episode with Abbas
In a PBS documentary debuting this weekend, comedy guru Robert Weide examines the life and work of Woody Allen, film’s iconic nebbishy New York Jew
Plus blaming the Orthodox, Oren and the Lakers, and more
Think of it as a wonderful bit of revenge
Comment of the week
Larry David, the antihero of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, is particular, a prig, and constantly aggrieved. But he’s fine with that—which is why, contrary to type, he’s not at all neurotic.
Casting call drops plot hint
Morris Dickstein on ‘Greenberg’
Jewish Journal has questions; Baltimore Sun has answers