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The Indefensible ‘Insatiable’

‘Insatiable’s’ Jewish joke encapsulates everything wrong with the show

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German Girls and Israeli Heartthrobs: ‘Eskimo Limon’ Turns 40

Roughly 35 years after the Holocaust, Germans flocked to movie theaters and video stores to watch Israeli youth make out, measure their penises, and spy into girls’ locker rooms.

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Why ‘Call the Midwife’ Makes Me Feel Jewish

Today on Jewcy: The show offers what Jewish TV has so little of—religion.

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Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet: Remembering John Mahoney’s Splendid Jewish Moment

In life and on screen, Frasier’s TV dad was a real mensch

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The Year of Binging Jewishly

Today on Jewcy: From Lenny Bruce to ghost Hasids, 2017 brought us unbelievably Jewish moments on TV.

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The Once and (Alt) Future Nazis

Today on Jewcy: Where does the new DC TV crossover line up with other alternative Jewish histories?

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‘Arthur’ Has a Golem Plotline for Halloween

Today on Jewcy: This monster has bunny ears.

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All Those TV Remakes Are Good for Your Soul. Seriously.

This fall season, Hollywood finally catches up with kabbalistic notions of repetition and reincarnation, giving us all one more shot at working through the stories of our lives

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‘The Last Tycoon,’ F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tale of Hollywood Jews, Debuts on Amazon Next Week

The author might’ve been an anti-Semite, but his final creation, the ambitious producer Monroe Stahr, is a complex and fascinating character

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Never Change, ‘Broad City’

Praise be to Season 3

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A Tawdry Jubilee: ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ Turns 25

‘How in the world did we last so long? Let’s be honest, virtually anyone could do what I do’

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TV’s Panicky New Shtetls

From a strange small town in Idaho to a menacing desert island, summer programming is all about anxious, insular communities

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The Art of Fixing the Failures of Plastic Surgery

TV’s fasctinating ‘Botched’ takes on the limits of aesthetic procedures

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The Med-School Reject Who Created ‘Gilligan’s Island’ and ‘The Brady Bunch’

A new book on sitcoms shows how the late Sherwood Schwartz, N.J. Jew in L.A., invented the modern high-concept comedy

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Obama vs. Romney in Arabic

For years, the Arabic press promoted the conspiracy that Jews fixed U.S. elections. That’s changing.

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Meet Tal, a 19-Year-Old Soldier

The Tel Aviv native talks nineties T.V.with an American participant.

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Medium Well

Saying goodbye to Medium, the surprisingly Jewish television show that perfectly captured the realities of parenting, the depths of grief, and the joys of everyday life

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Sundown: Delusions Down Under

Plus nukes for all, an ambivalent Egypt, and more

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Daybreak: ‘The Situation Has Arguably Regressed’

‘Wash. Post’ on likelihood of peace talks, plus fundraisers, Wasserstein, and more in the news

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‘Sesame Street’ for Palestinians

Not quite sweeping the clouds away

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Sundown: Madonna, a Rabbi, and Jesus Walk into a Tomb

Exodus to cable, kosher ovens, and a bar becomes a mitzvah

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Sundown: Having Your Ham, But Not Eating It

Not-so-mysterious ways, aloha ‘ShalomTV,’ and an elegant gesture

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Controversial Israeli TV Ad Now More Controversial

More tsuris over security-fence cell-phone commercial

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Jewish Comedy, Then and Now

Cranky essayist prefers the early, funny stuff

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