In her recent podcast, Sarah Silverman commented about the recent casting of Kathryn Hahn as the late Jewish comedian Joan Rivers. Speaking on her podcast, the comedian remarked: “There’s this long tradition of non-Jews playing Jews, and not just playing people who happen to be Jewish, but people whose Jewishness is their whole being. One could argue, for instance, that a gentile playing Joan Rivers correctly would be doing what is actually called ‘Jewface.’” Silverman…"Sarah Silverman Talks Casting Non-Jews As Jews"
Cecil B. Demille’s epic film, The Ten Commandments, makes its arrival on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Digital during Passover. Unlike previous Blu-ray releases, you’ll be able to watch the film on a single 4K UHD disc. The 6K scan in 2010 was also the basis for the 65th anniversary edition being released today on 4K. As such, you’re taking in the full beauty of the VistaVision negative. Paramount spent over 150 hours doing new…"The Ten Commandments Hit 4K Ultra HD"
While Cecil B. Demille’s The Ten Commandments (1956) is hailed as an epic, the lengthy film does not come without its own flaws. Starting tonight through sundown on Saturday evening, Jews living in the diaspora will be celebrating Shavuot. The holiday celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Inside Israel, the holiday will end on Friday. In any event, shuls are closed and thus, The Ten Commandments may also feel like appropriate viewing…"The Ten Commandments: A Flawed Epic"