The Israeli drama is being praised as an accurate and compelling portrayal of ultra-Orthodox Jews, a group that typically is insular — and doesn’t watch TV.
Deborah E. Lipstadt’s “Antisemitism: Here and Now” charts the new guises of Jew hatred.
The episode is one of several Nazi-related controversies to crop up in Asia, where Holocaust awareness is patchy, swastikas resemble an ancient symbol, and some see Hitler as a model of strength.
With “Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.,” the Museum of Jewish Heritage will devote much of its building to artifacts from that Nazi death camp.
“Inheritance” explores the way we construct our identities, and how much our belief in a blood connection to our parents shapes how we view ourselves.
The art stolen by the Nazis has gotten more attention, but millions of books were also looted from Jews, and others, and have yet to be returned.
In 1978 Vanessa Redgrave castigated “Zionist hoodlums” in her acceptance speech, Paddy Chayefsky castigated her, and protesters and counterprotesters took to the streets.
The museum and other cultural organizations were singled out in a paper demanding that the German government cut funding to groups hostile to Israel.
One is set in the world of Sydney Taylor’s All-of-a-Kind Family. One features talking latkes. Both capture the holiday’s promise that light will triumph over darkness.