A decades-ago trip to Iran — along with a family history of living under anti-Semitic governments — creates a personal connection to the film, which stars Adrien Brody.
By Jana Banin
History cable network is putting together a 4-hour miniseries about the life Harry Houdini, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, “The Pianist” star Adrien Brody has signed on to play the legendary Jewish magician. “Houdini” will track the rabbi’s son from his poor roots to a life of celebrity. “Since my childhood, when I dreamed… More ▸
Friday Five: Haredi child star, Harry Houdini, King of Peace, Cantor’s griller, Jewish time travelerBy JTA Staff
Haredi kid plays the Holocaust card The haredi Israeli kid who was photographed with his yellow concentration-camp star in a classic hands-up Holocaust pose managed to take the culture wars between haredi and non-haredi Israelis to new levels of enmity. Now it’s not just Israeli media, secular Israelis and the Modern Orthodox who are outraged;… More ▸