Top Neil Simon Quotes and Excerpts

A look at some memorable quotes from the most successful and prolific playwright of the 20th century.

Neil Simon and the American Jewish Experience

The prolific, award-winning playwright died at age 91.

Making Cholent with Alex Clare, the Orthodox Jewish Popstar

In the kitchen of the award winning, platinum selling artist and ex-chef, discussing Jewish food, life and music.

Hasidic Women Breaking Barriers

A new documentary reveals Judge Ruchi Freier’s trailblazing work to establish the first all-women’s emergency medical response team Brooklyn.

Chris Pratt’s MTV Sermon

I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The rowdy audience of millennials burst into applause when he stated, "God is real. God loves you. Believe that, I do."

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Mr. Rogers, 50 Years Later

The unlikely media star taught the importance of civility, compassion, and the hard work of being a good human being.

I Feel Pretty: Can Confidence Make a Woman Beautiful?

Amy Schumer’s mediocre film raises important issues about self-esteem and beauty.

Ready Player One

How do we know which world is real and which is fake?

A Bag of Marbles: A New Holocaust Film Worth Seeing

The true story of French Jewish brothers fighting for survival during WWII.

Lady Bird and Struggling with My Identity

Who we are versus how we wish the world would see us.

Orthodox Judaism in the Marvel Universe

The Orthodox Union and Chabad find their place in the world of super heroes.

Why We Don’t Care that Lorde Boycotted Israel

In Israel we don’t "wait for the green light." We honk when the light turns yellow.

The Last Jedi and the Force of Family

The new Star Wars movie is all about family.

Winston Churchill: Three Definitive Ideas that Changed the Course of History

A new film delves into the pivotal role the great leader played in stopping Hitler.

Larry David’s Tasteless Holocaust Joke

When does humor cross the line from clever and incisive to inappropriate and offensive?

Spielberg's "Munich" Revisited

Israel's bold creation of Silicon Island with Cornell is the best answer to the film's canard.

The Wandering Jew at the Heart of Billy Wilder’s ‘The Apartment’

Billy Wilder, consciously or not, was telling us the story of a Jew, destined to wander the world as an eternal outsider.

Hava Nagilah: The Story behind the Quintessential Jewish Song

The story of Hava Nagila spans much of modern Jewish history.

8 Reasons Why Goonies is the most Jewish Movie of the 80s

What do the Goonies and the Jewish people have in common? As it turns out, a lot.

Taylor Swift’s New Song as a Jewish Guide to Forgiveness

Look what you made me do and three other common obstacles to forgiveness.

Jewish Women in the Footsteps of Wonder Woman

Growing up surrounded by only girls enabled me to develop my self-worth independent of the admiration and judgment of boys.

Jerry Lewis: Comedy and Tragedy

In addition to his classic films the iconic entertainer will be remembered for his great philanthropic work.

Menashe: The Hollywood Hasid

Hasidic actor Menashe Lustig tells his unlikely story – going from grocery clerk in Borough Park to critically acclaimed actor.

The Kosher Kritic: Dunkirk

Sometimes doing your best just isn’t enough.

The Kosher Kritic: War for the Planet of the Apes

"Ape together strong" is a lesson for the Jewish people.

Dunkirk: We Are Still Fighting on the Beaches

77 Years on, the message of Dunkirk still resonates today.

The Kosher Kritic: Baby Driver

Good deeds lead to good deeds.

Why The Transformers Movies Are Really Stories Of Jewish Resilience and Adaptability

It seems like an appropriate time to reveal that the Transformers are Jewish.

Faye Kellerman’s Orthodox Characters Bring Judaism to the Masses

The bestselling mystery author serves up a dose of Jewish life and insight in the midst of her suspenseful who-done-its.

Wonder Woman is Miss Israel

Wonder Woman isn’t only played by Israeli actress Gal Godot; she may just be inspired by the story of the Jewish nation.

Casablanca: A Surprisingly Jewish Story

At its core, the story is about American responsibility to help those suffering at the hands of the Nazis.

The Wedding Plan with No Groom

A new Israeli movie explores the limits of faith.

Groundhog Day Revisited

Why do I find every morning, afternoon and evening to be the same?

13 Reasons Why: Teen Suicide and Judaism

The controversial series is generating healthy discussion regarding pivotal issues, but many people should not watch it, under any circumstances.

The Zookeeper’s Wife: Holocaust and Personal Trauma

The Holocaust film depicts how trauma irrevocably impacts the individual.

Cryfest: This Is Us

Millions of people love this new TV series because it makes them cry. What's going on?

McDonald’s Disturbing Morality Tale

The Founder details Ray Kroc’s rise to unimaginable success by violating the most basic aspects of ethics and decency.

La La Land and the Limits of Romance

The award-winning film upends the typical Hollywood romance with its controversial ending.

Han Solo Shot First

According to the Torah, was Han Solo justified in killing Greedo?

Mary Tyler Moore’s Jewish Characters

Mary Tyler Moore, who passed away at the age of 80, proved that Jewish characters could make it on their own.

Ten Movies to Help Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Sing reminds us that our only limitations are the ones that we place upon ourselves.