Reel Jewish: A Century of Jewish Movies
Movies about the Jewish experience or featuring a Jewish character in a central role contain some of the most memorable images in motion picture history. Who could ever forget Moses majestically parting the Red Sea in The Ten Commandments; the Exodus arriving safely off the shores of Palestine; Tevye and Golde serenading each other with "Do You Love Me?" in Fiddler on the Roof; or lovable young Giosué being hoisted atop an American tank in the closing moments of Life Is Beautiful? For Reel Jewish, film aficionado Joel Samberg has selected the best Jewish movies of all time and organized them into intriguing groupings such as The Old Jewish Neighbor Hoods, The Two-Thousand-Year-Old Patient, In the Face of Insanity, and License to Kvell. Film by film, from Avalon to Zelig, he brings outstanding musicals, adventures, love stories, heartbreakers, and biblical epics to life, offering witty comparisons, discerning criticisms, and refreshing insights into old themes.