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Film review of Menashe

(This film review of Menashe appeared in the Australian Jewish News on 8 February 2018.)

Directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein; written by Alex Lipschultz, Musa Syeed and Joshua Z. 521 more words

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The Grandfathers (Shemot)

Yesterday was the yahrzeit of my grandfather, שמעון בן יחיאל הכהן, after who I am named. In his memory, today’s post will explore the connection between two grandfathers who play significant roles in this week’s and last week’s… 323 more words




Directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein

USA, 2017

HOME, 21 December 2017

There is novelty to this beautiful film, in that it is set within a Hasidic community. 100 more words

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Menashe review; One of the best movies of 2017

I haven’t been posting lately as I’ve been so busy lately but I have a break of a few weeks so I’m back at watching movies and reviewing them. 655 more words


Menashe (2017)

Be nice to your local Hasidic Jew!

Deep in the heart of New York’s notoriously secretive Hasidic Jewish community, Menashe (Menashe Lustig) lives and does what he can to just get by. 870 more words



The unfamiliar backdrop of Brooklyn’s ultra-orthodox Jewish community might not be the first place you’d look for a universally affective father and son tale. In his first narrative feature, director Joshua Z Weinstein has thoughtfully married culture, religion and the universal themes of parenthood in this gently observational and heartfelt film. 9 more words

Inspirit: Trump and Israel

this morning (sunday 10th), 7.54-7.59am, and 8.35-8.54am, on bbc radio london
inspirit (presented by jumoke fashola) includes …

“Ian Black gives his opinion on President Trump and Israel…

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