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Harvey Weinstein Scandal Causes ‘Big Bang’ In Orthodox Community

Dressing modestly and conforming to the halachic principle of tznuit may have helped protect “Big Bang Theory” actress Mayim Bialik from unwanted advances in Hollywood. But it didn’t save Yocheved Sidof, who was groped by an Orthodox business associate when she was working as a professional filmmaker.

Mayim Bialik Slammed For Advocating Modesty In Response To Harvey Weinstein Allegations

(JTA) — Actress Mayim Bialik has drawn criticism for an op-ed she wrote for The New York Times in response to the allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

"Aida's Secrets" (Ha-sodot shel Aida) — SPECIAL PREVIEW

Film & Television

An award-winning doc about the 21st-century family reunion of two brothers born in a displaced persons camp after World War II, neither of whom was told about the other, and their mother. Click for trailer.

"Lust in the Dust"

Film & Television

Oy Gay!

(Oct. 14 & 15) — Paul Bartel's 1980 screwball western starring Jewish diva icon Lainie Kazan + Divine and 1950s matinee idol Tab Hunter. 

"Ismael's Ghosts," Director's Cut

Film & Television

(Oct. 13 & 14) — Ismael (Mathieu Amalric) and his father-in-law Henri Bloom (Laszlo Szabo) deal with the sudden reappearance of their long-vanished wife/daughter (Marion Cotillard). Click for trailer

"Ismael's Ghosts," Director's Cut

Film & Television

(Oct. 13 & 14) — Ismael (Mathieu Amalric) and his father-in-law Henri Bloom (Laszlo Szabo) deal with the sudden reappearance of their long-vanished wife/daughter (Marion Cotillard). Click for trailer

"Lust in the Dust"

Film & Television

Oy Gay!

(Oct. 14 & 15) — Paul Bartel's 1980 screwball western starring Jewish diva icon Lainie Kazan + Divine and 1950s matinee idol Tab Hunter. 

"Menashe"

Film & Television

A warm father-son movie shot in secret — entirely within the chasidic community depicted in the film — and one of the only movies to be performed in Yiddish in nearly 70 years. Click for trailer. 

"Broad City" — Season 4, Episode 5: "Abbi's Mom"

Comedy

Film & Television

Ilana balances the pressure of work at the sushi place with her seasonal affective disorder and Abbi's mother comes for a visit.

 

"Thy Father's Chair"

Film & Television

Abraham and Shraga are Orthodox Jewish aging twins who live in their inherited Brooklyn home. Since the death of their parents, they have stopped throwing away anything. Click for trailer.

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