The period between Passover and Shavuot is traditionally a time for reflection; parents would do well to reflect on just how awful most live-action TV programming for kids is
The Promise, a British miniseries about Israel at its founding and today, has been criticized by some Jewish groups as biased propaganda. But it’s a fair and compelling dramatization that deserves to be widely seen, not demonized.
What are Jewish parents to do when every show on television drips with Christmas cheer? Here are four strategies for managing your children’s expectations in this most un-Jewish time of year.
A hit Israeli reality-TV show makes something smart, layered, and truthful from a genre’s usual mush
Fred Flintstone, who turned 50 last week, was voiced by a New York Jew who modeled his delivery on the immigrants he grew up among
When fast-food-induced hallucinations of Chelsea Clinton precede Yom Kippur, extreme measures must be taken
‘Survivor’ meets ‘E.R.’ meets Jerusalem
Gosselin tells parenting blog he loves Jews, shops at Zabar’s
Seth MacFarlane’s Fox series just got a lot Jewier
Jewish Journal has questions; Baltimore Sun has answers
Jewish-themed ‘Sesame Street’ is back, now with Gyllenhaal and Messing
Our parenting columnist tunes in to the world of TV
Disgraced Israeli TV star found hanged in prison cell
Modest ‘Blossom’, cups of Israeli Joe, and more
Why? Because…why not!
Democrat Ethan Berkowitz considers an Alaska run
An appreciation of Norman Lear
And—who knew?—gay, too
The Golem migrates from Prague to Springfield
Are Jennifer Weiner’s novels bestsellers because
On Aaron Sorkin’s new show, the banter is flying and the Christian right is raging
Who really wears the pants in the home of foul-mouthed agent Ari Gold?
A celebrity rabbi takes on the American living room
The Real World: Key West features two Jewish cast members: After all the boozing and broken hearts will they end up together?
Try as it might, ABC’s Sons & Daughters is no Arrested Development
VH1’s So Jewtastic is a case of the lady who doth protest too much
A brief history of the television bar mitzvah
Why does Deadwood’s sheriff wear a star with six points?
Ten years after Jerry Seinfeld got caught necking during Schindler’s List, reverence for the Holocaust still makes Larry David squirm