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Want an Emmy for Drama? You Gotta Have Faith

The nominations are in. As usual, darkness, cynicism, and violence are well represented. But so are freer, zen-like series, like ‘Orange Is the New Black.’

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A Jewish Wedding on Downton Abbey

Lady Rose MacClare marries the Rothschild-esque Atticus Aldridge

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Downton Abbey’s Nice Jewish Boy

Introducing the dashing, Rothschild-esque Atticus Aldridge

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What Well-Meaning Jewish Romantics Can Use To Get in the Mood for Valentine’s

The Tattler’s suggestions for a cozy date night in that doesn’t involve ‘Annie Hall’ or ‘Manhattan’

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Scarlett Johansson Could Be the Tip of the Jewish Spokesperson Iceberg!

Enter The Tattler’s invented world of advertising, where Philip Roth, Mila Kunis, and other MOTs rescue failing brands

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Sundown: Ayatollah Dismisses Direct Talks

Plus drones come front and center

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Downton’s Missing Jews

The hit period-specific PBS drama glosses over a crucial detail of 1920s England: anti-Semitism

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Recipes For Sunday’s ‘Downton Abbey’ Premiere

This week in Jewcy, our partner site

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Sundown: Syrian Nightmare Continues

Plus Hillary Clinton discharged from the hospital

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TV, Guide!

Like religion, TV shows must understand how to tell stories over time if they hope to endure. The Simpsons gets it. Downton Abbey doesn’t.

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The Jews of Downton

A few suggestions for future seasons

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How Jewish Is Lady Grantham?

Jonathan Sarna weighs in on 19th century Cincinnati Jewry

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The Aristocrats

The upper-crust Edwardians of Downton Abbey, now back on PBS, are as bound by tradition as the shtetl Jews of Fiddler on the Roof