Category Archives: Religion

Books posted on JewishBookWorld.org in August 2016

Here is the list of the 21 books that I posted on JewishBookWorld.org during the month of August 2016:

  1. Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forger’s Life by Sarah Kaminsky
  2. Benghazi-Bergen-Belsen by Yossi Sucary
  3. Comprehensive English-Yiddish Dictionary Bilingual Edition by Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, Paul Glasser
  4. Cousin Joseph: A Graphic Novel by Jules Feiffer
  5. Drawing the Iron Curtain: Jews and the Golden Age of Soviet Animation by Maya Balakirsky Katz
  6. Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend
  7. Holocaust: An American Understanding by Deborah E. Lipstadt
  8. The Imperial Wife by Irina Reyn
  9. JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America’s Newest Jews by Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt
  10. Jewish Salonica Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece by Devin Naar
  11. The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams
  12. Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon
  13. A Life Twice Given by David Gordon Daniel
  14. Midnight In Berlin by James MacManus
  15. Modern Orthodox Judaism: A Documentary History by Zev Eleff
  16. Orchestra of Exiles: The Story of Bronislaw Huberman, the Israel Philharmonic, and the One Thousand Jews He Saved from Nazi Horrors by Josh Aronson, Denise George
  17. The Rabbi Saved by Hitler’s Soldiers: Rebbe Joseph Isaac Schneersohn and His Astonishing Rescue by Bryan Mark Rigg
  18. Reading Claudius: A Memoir in Two Parts by Caroline Heller
  19. Revolutionary Yiddishland: A History of Jewish Radicalism by Alain Brossat and Sylvia Klingberg
  20. Seinfeldia by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
  21. What America Owes the Jews, What Jews Owe America by

Books added to FilmandReligion.com in May 2016

Cover for Sacred Space: The Quest for Transcendence in Science Fiction Film and TelevisionIn the month of May 2016 I added these 22 books to FilmandReligion.com that discusses aspects of film/TV and religion. About half of them are from the last 12 months, and the rest is from earlier

  1. The Bible in Motion: A Handbook of the Bible and Its Reception in Film (2016) by Rhonda Burnette-BletschBuy
  2. Coen: Framing Religion in Amoral Order (2016) by Elijah Siegler Buy
  3. Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film (2016) by Jay DyerBuy
  4. Faith, Family, Film: A Teacher’s Trek (2016) by Fred EichelmanBuy
  5. Hollywood Holyland: The Filming and Scoring of The Greatest Story Ever Told (1992) by Ken DarbyBuy
  6. I Just Saw Jesus: The JESUS Film – From Vision, to Reality, to the Unimaginable (2016) by Paul Eshleman Buy
  7. Jean-Luc Godard’s Hail Mary: Women and the Sacred in Film (1993) by Maryel Buy
  8. Jero Tapakan: Balinese Healer: An Ethnographic Film Monograph (1996) by Linda Connor, Patsy Asch, Timothy AschBuy
  9. Light Shining in a Dark Place: Discovering Theology through Film (2012) by Jeff SellarsBuy
  10. Love in the Afterlife: Underground Religion at the Movies (2016) by Richard StrinerBuy
  11. Of Elephants and Toothaches: Ethics, Politics, and Religion in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s ‘Decalogue’ (2016) by Eva Badowska, Francesca ParmeggianiBuy
  12. Profane Parables: Film and the American Dream (2016) by Matthew S. RindgeBuy
  13. Redeeming Television: How TV Changes Christians–how Christians Can Change TV (1992) by Quentin J. SchultzeBuy
  14. Religion and Prime Time Television (1997) by Michael SumanBuy
  15. Religion Vs. Television: Competitors in Cultural Context (1996) by Jay NewmanBuy
  16. Religious Television: Controversies and Conclusions (1990) by Robert Abelman, Stewart M. HooverBuy
  17. Sacred Space: The Quest for Transcendence in Science Fiction Film and Television (2010) by Douglas E. CowanBuy
  18. The Silents of Jesus in the Cinema (1897-1927) (2016) by David ShepherdBuy
  19. Through a Lens Darkly: Tracing Redemption in Film (2015) by Marjorie Hewitt SuchockiBuy
  20. Watching TV Religiously: Television and Theology in Dialogue (2016) by Kutter Callaway, Dean BataliBuy
  21. The Way: A Cinematic Retreat Guide (2016) by Rose PacatteBuy
  22. Westernized Visual Representation of Jesus and the Construction of Religious Meanings (2015) by Dong Hwan KwonBuy

Books posted on JewishBookWorld.org in May 2016

Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo by Misha KleinHere is the list of the 50 books that I posted on JewishBookWorld.org during the month of May 2016:

  1. 49 Days: An Interactive Journal of Self-Development by Rivka Levy
  2. Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals by Joel E. Dimsdale
  3. And After the Fire by Laura Belfer
  4. Anything for my Bubela: A Jewish / Mafia Comedy by Geoff Sturtevant
  5. Becoming Malka by Mirta Trupp
  6. Bellow’s People by David Mikics
  7. The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner
  8. By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at Auschwitz by Max Eisen
  9. Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
  10. City of Secrets by Stewart O’Nan
  11. Cold Florida: A hard-boiled mystery set in Florida (A Foggy Moskowitz Mystery) by Phillip DePoy
  12. Coming of Age in Jewish America: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Reinterpreted by Patricia Keer Munro
  13. Czech Mates: Holocaust Legacy by David A Weiss
  14. The Dead Man by Nora Gold
  15. Drawing the Holocaust: A Teenager’s Memory of Terezin, Birkenau, and Mauthausen by Michael Kraus
  16. The Extraordinary Dr Epstein by Susan Lee Kerr
  17. Forever, My Homeland by Roberta Kagan
  18. Forevermore: Three Documented Stories of Jewish Historical Figures Overcoming Oppression (WW II) by Shlomo Kalo
  19. The Frum Revolution: A Comprehensive Solution to the Off-the-Derech Crisis by Eli Rietti
  20. The Gilboa Iris by Zahava Englard
  21. The Holocaust and Compensated Compliance in Italy: Fossoli di Carpi, 1942-1952 by Alexis Herr
  22. The House of Dreams by Kate Lord Brown
  23. The Influence of Abraham Cohen de Herrera’s Kabbalah on Spinoza’s Metaphysics by Miquel Beltrán
  24. The Israel Warrior: Fighting Back for the Jewish State from Campus to Street Corner by Shmuley Boteach
  25. Jewish Nationality and Soviet Politics: The Jewish Sections of the CPSU, 1917-1930 by Zvi Y. Gitelman
  26. Jewish Radical Ultra-Orthodoxy Confronts Modernity, Zionism and Women’s Equality by Motti Inbari
  27. Kaplan’s Quest by Richard Steinitz
  28. Kosher Feijoada and Other Paradoxes of Jewish Life in São Paulo by Misha Klein
  29. The Land Is Full by Alon Tal
  30. Memory Work: The Second Generation by Nina Fischer
  31. Nathan’s Famous: The First 100 Years of America’s Favorite Frankfurter Company by William Handwerker
  32. The Nazi Hunters by Andrew Nagorski
  33. A None’s Story: Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam by Corinna Nicolaou
  34. On the Wings of Faith by Eli Fishman
  35. One Bridge to Life by William Samelson
  36. A Perfect Life by Eileen Pollack
  37. Photographing God: Creating a Spiritual Blog of Your Life by Mel Alexenberg
  38. Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story by Matti Friedman
  39. Resounding Transcendence: Transitions in Music, Religion, and Ritual by Jeffers Engelhardt, Philip Bohlman
  40. Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition by Benjamin D. Sommer
  41. The Secrets of Flight by Maggie Leffler
  42. Sephirot by Gordon Bonnet
  43. Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat & Festivals
  44. Single Handed by Daniel M. Cohen
  45. Tasa’s Song by Linda Kass
  46. Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a New City by Adina Hoffman
  47. Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel by Dov Waxman
  48. Under the Heel of Bushido: Last Voices of the Jewish POWs of the Japanese in the Second World War by Martin Sugarman
  49. Unexpected Israel: Stories You Never Read in the Media by Ruth Corman
  50. Your Story, Our Sipur: Discovering Our Common Threads: Photography and Stories by Sam E. Litvin

Articles added to FilmandReligion.com in May 2016

In the month of May 2016 I added this 44 articles to FilmandReligion.com that discusses aspects of film/TV and religion. About half of them are from the last 12 months, but the rest is from the 1990’s

  1. Acts of God: Film, Religion, and FX by Judith Wilt (1997-01)
  2. “Aftertones of Infinity”: Biblical and Darwinian Evocations in Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life and To the Wonder by Gregory Allen Robbins (2016-01)
  3. Agonizing Transitions and Turning Away from God in Two Tunisian Movies by Imen Yacoubi (2016-01)
  4. “As We See, So We Learn”: Doctor Who as Religious Education by Owen D. Edwards (2015-12)
  5. Babette’s Feast: A Religious Film by Wendy M. Wright (1997-10)
  6. The Books of the films: Trends in religious film-analysis by Steve Nolan (1998-03)
  7. Buddha found and lost in the Chinese nation of ‘Diversity in Unity’: Pema Tseden’s films as a Buddhist mode of reflexivity
    by Kwai-Cheung Loa (2016-04)
  8. Contending for Faith: Analyzing The Assault On Faith In The Truman Show And The Ladykillers by Timothy J. Etherington (2004-12)
  9. Different Images of God: Theological-aesthetical Evaluation of Films by Andrey Zvyagintsev and Pavel Lungin by Denys Kondyuk (2016-01)
  10. Doctor Who and the Iconographic Search for an Ecstatic Human Religious Experience by Stacy Embry (2015-12)
  11. Dr. King and the Image of God: A Theology of Voting Rights in Ava DuVernay’s Selma by Marcos Norris (2016-04)
  12. Enlightenments: The Interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism on Screen by Andronika M. Martonova (2016-01)
  13. The Eyes Have it: Film, Editing, and Postmodern Theological Hermeneutics by James M. Hansen (2016-04)
  14. Fetish, Sacrifice and Tragic Freedom in the Dardenne Brothers’ La Promesse by Andrew Small (2016-04)
  15. From Marseille to Mecca: Reconciling the Secular and the Religious in Le grand voyage (The Big Trip) (2004) by Yahya Laayouni (2016-04)
  16. “He who kills the body, kills the soul that inhabits it”: Feminist Filmmaking, Religion, and Spiritual Identification in Vision by Carl Laamanen (2016-04)
  17. Into the Arms of Dr Who: Implicit Religion and a Cowboy’s Redemption by William Keenan (2015-12)
  18. Islam, animation, and money: The reception of Disney’s Aladdin in Southeast Asia. by Timothy R. White, J. Emmett Winn (1999-12)
  19. Jesus in Film: Hollywood Perspectives on the Jewishness of Jesus by Adele Reinhartz (1998-10)
  20. Madness, Otherness and Transformation: Exploring Religion in Nordic Crime Films by Sofia Sjö (2016-01)
  21. Madonnas in Our Midst: Representations of Women Religious in Hollywood Film by MaryAnn Janosik (1997-07)
  22. The Medium and the Spirit: On Teaching Religion and Film by Torey L. Lightcap (1997-03)
  23. The Messianic Figure in Film: Christology Beyond the Biblical Epic by Matthew McEver (1998-10)
  24. MOVIES: Is God Really Dead in Beverly Hills? Religion and the Movies by Stanley Rothman (1996-04)
  25. “Noah’s Beasts Were the Stars”: Arthur Melbourne Cooper’s Noah’s Ark (1909) by David Shepherd (2016-01)
  26. Pasolini on Terra Sancta : Towards a Theology of Film by Noa Steimatsky (1998-04)
  27. Redeemed in Blood: The Sacramental Universe of Martin Scorsese by Richard A. Blake S.J. (1996-01)
  28. Redescribing “Religion and …” Film: Teaching the Insider/Outsider Problem by Russell T. McCutcheon (1998-06)
  29. Rejecting the Ethnic Community in Little Caesar, The Public Enemy, and Scarface by Bryan Mead (2016-04)
  30. Religious conflict, popular culture and the troubled spectators of recent Indian film by Anthony R. Guneratne (1997-04)
  31. Religious Faith and Science in Contact by Bryan P. Stone (1998-10)
  32. The Roles Of Violence in Recent Biblical Cinema: The Passion, Noah, And Exodus: Gods And Kings by Kevin M. McGeough (2016-04)
  33. Screenwriters as Theologians: Doctor Who’s Scope for Theological Exploration
    by Caroline Symcox (2015-12)
  34. Seeing the Light, Hearing the Call: Women Religious as Spectators and Subjects of Popular Nun Films by Maureen A. Sabine (2016-04)
  35. Spirits and Ceremonies: How to Construct Religious Experience in Documentary Film by Jouko Aaltonen (2016-01)
  36. Star Trek and theology by Jolyon Mitchell (1998-05)
  37. Suffering and Soul-Making in Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out by Bertha A. Manninen Ph.D. (2016-04)
  38. Tarkovsky’s Sacrifice: Between Nietzsche and Christ by Frank Bosman (2014-11)
  39. Teaching Religion and Film by Paul V. M. Flesher, Robert Torry (1998-12)
  40. That unbearable recurring apocalytic nightmare : crisis and apocalyptic visions in British film, 1987-1994 by Anthony John Kinik, (1997-10)
  41. The Truth About Inherit the Wind by Carol Iannone (1997-02)
  42. Various Representations of Jews in Turkish Cinema by Melih Çoban (2016-01)
  43. Word and Image: Burgess, Zeffirelli, and Jesus the Man of Nazareth by Graham Holderness (2008-11)
  44. The Word Made Cinematic: The Representation of Jesus in Cinema by Gregory Kahlil Kareem Alleen (2008-06)

Films added to JewisFilmFestivals.org in May 2016

Poster for Night Song / Mobile ÉtoileIn the month of May I added 36 films to JewisFilmFestivals.org. Some of them are old, others are new. There are shorts, feature films, documentaries and TV series among them. In the list below I used the English title for all them, but many of them are from other countries. The only thing common in them is that they were all shown at one more Jewish Film Festival. I hope you will find some interesting one films here:

  1. Abulele (2015, 90 min)
  2. The Accursed (2014, 60 min)
  3. The Art and Life of David Labkovski (2015, 6 min)
  4. A Children’s Song (2015, 27 min)
  5. The Cummington Story (1945, 20 min)
  6. Escape to the Rising Sun / Survivre à Shanghai (1990, 95 min)
  7. Focus (2001, 106 min) Buy
  8. Framed: The Adventures of Zion Man (2016, 10 min)
  9. Guavas (2016, 80 min)
  10. Half the Town / Die Hälfte der Stadt (2015, 88 min)
  11. Hitler’s Jewish Soldiers (2006, 58 min) Buy
  12. Imported (2015, 46 min)
  13. The Last Jews of Baghdad: End of an Exile; Beginning of a Journey (2005, 110 min)
  14. Mama’s Sidewalk Cafe (1957, 30 min)
  15. Martin Buber, Itinerary of a Humanist / Martin Buber, itinéraire d’un humaniste (2015, 52 min)
  16. Night Song / Mobile Étoile (2016, 119 min)
  17. None Shall Escape (1944, 85 min)
  18. Numbers Guy (2014, 33 min)
  19. On a Streetcar (1955, 30 min)
  20. Once Upon a Giant (1988, 77 min)
  21. The Raven – Ze’ev Jabotinsky / Haorev – Ze’ev Jabotinsky (2015, 60 min)
  22. Red Gold (2014, 53 min)
  23. Return to Rivne: A Holocaust Story (2015, 22 min)
  24. Run! (1962, 16 min)
  25. Sabbatical / Shabaton (2015, 9 min)
  26. Sara Stein – Shalom Berlin / Der Tel-Aviv-Krimi (2016, 88 min)
  27. Shtetl in the City: Memories of Toronto’s Jewish Community (2016, 77 min)
  28. Shylock’s Ghost (2015, 70 min)
  29. A Simple Story about Love / Sipur Pashut al Ahava (2014, 5 min)
  30. Thorn / Kotz (2015, 25 min)
  31. Uskut (2014, 4 min)
  32. Wayne and Shuster in Black and White (1996, 30 min)
  33. Wedding In Galilee / Urs al-jalil (1987, 113 min) Buy
  34. Where Do We Go Now? / Et maintenant on va où? (2011, 110 min) Buy
  35. The Writer (2016, 71 min)
  36. The Yatzkans (2014, 75 min)

Films added to JewisFilmFestivals.org in April 2016

Poster for The Tenth Man / El rey del Once / El rey del OnceIn the month of April I added 77 films to this site. Some of them are old, others are new. There are shorts, feature films, documentaries and TV series among them. In the list below I used the English title for all them, but many of them are from other countries. The only thing common in them is that they were all shown at one more Jewish Film Festival. I hope you will find some interesting one films here:

  1. 3 Days and a Child / Shlosha Yamim Veyeled (1967, 90 min)
  2. Aaron’s Magic Village / The Real Shlemiel / Die Schelme von Schelm (1995, 87 min) Buy
  3. Abandoned / Los abandonados (2015, 78 min) Buy
  4. An Affectionate Look At Wayne & Shuster (1965, 27 min) Buy
  5. Arik Brauer – A Youth in Vienna / Arik Brauer – Eine Jugend in Wien (2012, 70 min)
  6. Assi Dayan: Embittered (2013, 8 min)
  7. The Bielski Brothers (1994, 50 min) Buy
  8. Blessed / Mevorehet (2015, 16 min)
  9. Blind Love: A Holocaust Journey Through Poland with Man’s Best Friend (2015, 27 min)
  10. The Boys Of 2nd Street Park (2003, 91 min) Buy
  11. Building History: The Story of Benjamin Brown (2016, 8 min)
  12. Call Me Bullie / Kraa Li Bullie (2015, 61 min)
  13. Carrying the Light (2011, 60 min)
  14. A Demonstration in the White City / Hafgana bair halevana (2015, 50 min)
  15. Dirty Dancing (1987, 100 min) Buy
  16. Discovering Edward G. Robinson (2015, 45 min)
  17. Doing Jewish: A Story from Ghana (2016, 85 min)
  18. Eastern Corridor / Vostochny koridor (1966, 100 min)
  19. Engel (2013, 9 min)
  20. False Flag / Kfulim (2014, 40 min)
  21. Fateless / Sorstalanság (2005, 140 min) Buy
  22. The First Sea / Das Erste Meer (2013, 60 min)
  23. Fish Soup (2015, 10 min)
  24. Fred Bondi, Lucky Man / Fred Bondi, L’Homme Chanceux (2014, 89 min)
  25. The Genizah Of Our Dreams / Geniza naših snova (2015, 15 min)
  26. Golan: A Farewell to Mr. Cinema (2015, 74 min)
  27. Grand Illusion / La Grande Illusion (1937, 114 min) Buy
  28. A Green Kippah (2014, 24 min)
  29. Guard Hut / Budke (2012, 17 min)
  30. Hitler’s Reign of Terror (1934, 55 min)
  31. Holot (2015, 7 min)
  32. Home Movie (2013, 18 min)
  33. Honest Ed Mirvish: The World’s Most Unusual Shopkeeper (1998, 54 min)
  34. I, Dalio – or the Rules of the Game (2015, 33 min)
  35. Imagine: Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M (2014, 75 min)
  36. It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story (2013, 27 min)
  37. Joshua Then And Now (1985, 119 min) Buy
  38. Last Folio / Posledny Portret (2015, 81 min)
  39. Léon Blum, Loathed and Adored / Léon Blum: Hai et adoré (2015, 58 min)
  40. Life According to Agfa (1992, 100 min) Buy
  41. The Life of the Jews of Palestine (1913, 78 min)
  42. The Littlest of Kings (1959, 60 min)
  43. Lost and Not Found (2015, 3 min)
  44. Lost in a Crowd (1957, 60 min)
  45. Louis-Ferdinand Céline / Céline!… deux clowns pour une catastrophe (2016, 90 min)
  46. Love Letters to Cinema / Michtav A’hava Lakolnoa (2014, 50 min)
  47. Mondays With Monty (2014, 7 min)
  48. Mr. Gaga (2015, 100 min)
  49. Nana, George and Me (1998, 48 min)
  50. Nightswimming / S’chiya Leylit (2013, 24 min)
  51. The Paper Bridge (1987, 105 min)
  52. The Photographer in Front of the Camera / Der Fotograf vor der Kamera (2014, 75 min)
  53. Porcelain Unicorn (2010, 3 min)
  54. The Revival of Jewish Poland (2013, 48 min)
  55. Roman Kosher (2014, 49 min)
  56. Schindler’s List (1993, 195 min) Buy
  57. Shalom Sesame: Grover Learns Hebrew (2011, 23 min) Buy
  58. Shalom Sesame: Monster in the Sukkah (2011, 23 min) Buy
  59. Sheldon Leonard’s Wonderful Life (2011, 72 min)
  60. Silver Cutlery / Cubiertos de Plata (2013, 13 min)
  61. Slay me, I tell nothing / Erschlagt mich, ich verrate nichts (2013, 80 min)
  62. Soldier in Art: Arthur Szyk (2014, 10 min)
  63. Spitting Game: The College Hook Up Culture (2009, 82 min)
  64. Strings (2012, 11 min)
  65. Sukkot in Warsaw (2014, 21 min)
  66. The Syndrome (2014, 86 min)
  67. Ten from Your Show of Shows (1973, 92 min) Buy
  68. The Tenth Man / El rey del Once (2016, 82 min)
  69. Tough Guise 2 (2013, 78 min) Buy
  70. The Tree on the Wall / El Árbol de la muralla (2012, 75 min)
  71. Tviggy (1969, 13 min)
  72. The Unvanquished (1945, 90 min)
  73. Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? (2016, 85 min)
  74. The Wordsmith (1979, 72 min)
  75. The X-Files: Kaddish (1997, 70 min) Buy
  76. You Will Find Me Within You / Me Reencontrara’s Dentro De Ti (2013, 16 min)
  77. Zeitgeist (2007, 25 min)

Books added to FilmandReligion.com in April 2016

Sacred Terror: Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen (2008) by Douglas E. CowanIn the month of April 2016 I added this 21 books to FilmandReligion.com that discusses aspects of film/TV and religion. About half of them are from the last 12 months, and the rest is from tearlier

  1. Archetypes in Japanese Film: The Sociopolitical and Religious Significance of the Principal Heroes and Heroines (1989) by Gregory BarrettBuy
  2. Biblical Epics: Sacred Narrative in the Hollywood Cinema (1993) by Bruce Babington, Peter William EvansBuy
  3. Black Magic Woman and Narrative Film: Race, Sex and Afro-Religiosity (2015) by Montré Aza MissouriBuy
  4. Blessed are the Eyes that Catch Divine Whispering …: Silence and Religion in Film (2015) by Freek L. Bakker, Mathilde van Dijk, Leo van der Tuin, Marjeet VerbeekBuy
  5. Cinema of the Occult: New Age, Satanism, Wicca, and Spiritualism in Film (2008) by Carrol Lee FryBuy
  6. Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second (2008) by Julien R. FieldingBuy
  7. Epic Sound: Music in Postwar Hollywood Biblical Films (2014) by Stephen C. MeyerBuy
  8. Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema, Volume III (2015) by Kenneth R. Morefield, Nicholas S. OlsonBuy
  9. Hermeneutic Humility and the Political Theology of Cinema: Blind Paul (2016) by Sean DesiletsBuy
  10. Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Day (2015) by Richard LindsayBuy
  11. Hollywood Under Siege: Martin Scorsese, the Religious Right, and the Culture Wars (2008) by Thomas LindlofBuy
  12. Homiletic: Moves and Structures (1987) by David G. ButtrickBuy
  13. Japanese Mythology in Film: A Semiotic Approach to Reading Japanese Film and Anime (2015) by Yoshiko OkuyamaBuy
  14. Jesus and Brian: Exploring the Historical Jesus and his Times via Monty Python’s Life of Brian (2015) by Joan E. TaylorBuy
  15. Judas Iscariot: Damned or Redeemed: A Critical Examination of the Portrayal of Judas in Jesus Films (1902-2014) (2016) by Carol Anne Hebron Buy
  16. Moralizing Cinema: Film, Catholicism and Power (2015) by Daniel Biltereyst, Daniela Treveri Gennari Buy
  17. Over the Rainbow: The Wizard of Oz as a Secular Myth of America (1991) by Paul NathansonBuy
  18. Preaching to a TV Generation: The Sermon in the Electronic Age (1994) by Michael RognessBuy
  19. The Sacred Foodways of Film: Theological Servings in 11 Food Films (2016) by Antonio D. SisonBuy
  20. Sacred Terror: Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen (2008) by Douglas E. CowanBuy
  21. Sensational Movies: Video, Vision, and Christianity in Ghana (2015) by Birgit MeyerBuy

Articles added to FilmandReligion.com in April 2016

In the month of April 2016 I added this 42 articles to FilmandReligion.com that discusses aspects of film/TV and religion. About half of them are from the last 12 months, but the rest is from the 1980’s

  1. Allegory and Ambiguity in the Films of Majid Majidi: A Theodicy of Meaning by Cyrus Ali Zargar (2016-01)
  2. “Can We Laugh at God?”: Apocalyptic Comedy in Film by Robert Lamm (1991-06)
  3. The Catholic Imagination in Popular Film & Television by Ingrid Shafer (1991-08)
  4. Doctor Who and Immortality: Influence of Christian and Buddhist Ethics by Leena Vuolteenaho (2015-12)
  5. Eros and Contemplation: The Catholic Vision of Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder by Kathleen E. Urda (2016-01)
  6. Examining the Critical Role American Popular Film Continues to Play in Maintaining the Muslim Terrorist Image, Post 9/11 by Rubina Ramji (2016-01)
  7. Film and the Sacred by Joseph Cunneen (1993-04)
  8. Filmed ‘Not During the Sabbath’: The Israeli Haredi Minority through the Camera’s Lens by Yohai Hakak (2016-03)
  9. Films, Values, Absolutes: Why Theological Readings of Films are Morally and Politically Essential by Clive Marsh (2016-01)
  10. God never dies’: Buñuel and Catholicism by Michael Wood (1993-02)
  11. A God Who Plays it by Ear 5 Metaphors for God in Recent Films by Andrew Greeley (1991-08)
  12. God’s Law and the Wide Screen: The Ten Commandments as Cold War “Epic” by Alan Nadel (1993-05)
  13. God’s Middle Children Metaphysical Rebellion in Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club by Justin Garrison (2013-08)
  14. Hinduism and Its Others in Bollywood Film of the 2000s by Diana Dimitrova (2016-01)
  15. Historical figures in film: the celluloid Christ by Sarah Noah (1993-05)
  16. Historical Film and Hindu–Muslim Relations in Post-Hindutva India: The Case of Jodhaa Akbar by Raita Merivirta (2016-03)
  17. Hollywood, Main Street, and the Church: Trying to Censor the Movies Before the Production Code by Francis G. Couvares (1992-12)
  18. Impact of Television Advertisement on Consumer. Buying Behavior: The Moderating Role of. Religiosity in the context of Pakistan by Bushra Anjum, Attiya Irum (2015-12)
  19. Jesus and the Movies by John Klukach (1991-02)
  20. Jung and The Godfather movies : analyzing film from an archetypal perspective by Joseph Broda (1994-06)
  21. “The Last Temptation of Christ” et l’« affaire » Scorsese by André Muraire (1992-05)
  22. Mary Magdalene and the Politics of Public Memory: Interrogating The Da Vinci Code by Tammie M. Kennedy (2012-08)
  23. Movie stars and Islamic moralism in Egypt by Lila Abu-Lughod (1995-04)
  24. Nigerian Audiences’ Perception of Pentecostal Churches’ Ownership of Satellite Television Channels by Paul Martin Obayi, Ph.D and Ignatius Obiorah Edogor (2016-03)
  25. Philippine Muslims on Screen: From Villains to Heroes by Vivienne Angeles (2016-01)
  26. The Priests of Cyborg by Peter C. Reynolds (1993-07)
  27. The Qur’anic Epic in Iranian Cinema by Nacim Pak-Shiraz (2016-01)
  28. “Raiders of the Lost Ark”: Totem and Taboo by Andrew Gordon (1991-10)
  29. Religious and National Identity in My Name is Khan by Kathleen M. Erndl (2016-01)
  30. The religious dimension of cinematographical consciousness in postmodern culture by Sylvain De Bleeckere (1994-05)
  31. Rewriting God’s Plot: Ingmar Bergmann and Feminine Narrative by Mark B. Sandberg (1991-11)
  32. The Rise and Fall of American Televangelism by Jeffrey K. Hadden (1993-05)
  33. Sacred Women in Coptic Cinema: Between Faith and Resistance by Lise Paulsen Galal (2009-04)
  34. SDA Youth and the Movies: An Analysis of the Church’s Current Message by Brenda Keller (1993-04)
  35. The Seal of the Confessional: Robert Lepage’s Le Confessionnal in Social and Cultural Context by Adele Reinhartz (2016-01)
  36. The spoken and unspoken nature of child abuse in the miniseries Devil’s Playground: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, the Catholic Church and television drama in Australia by Terrie Waddell, Timothy W Jones (2016-03)
  37. Star Trek Fandom as a Religious Phenomenon by Michael Jindra (1994-06)
  38. Televising religion: A study of Sathya Sai Baba’s funeral broadcast in Gangtok, India by Manoj Kumar Das (2015-12)
  39. Television and Evangelism: A Cautionary Tale by Angela Tilby (1991-06)
  40. Time the Redeemer: Time as an Object of Cinema in a Post-Metaphysical Age by Greg Watkins (2016-01)
  41. Tracking the Fallen Apple: Ineffability, Religious Tropes, and Existential Despair in Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon a Time in Anatolia by Joseph Kickasola (2016-01)
  42. Watching Movies in the Name of the Lord: Thoughts on Analyzing Christian Film Criticism by James Y. Trammell (2012-08)

Books posted on JewishBookWorld.org in April 2016

Cover for A Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Reader by Daniel M. HorwitzHere is the list of the 58 books that I posted on JewishBookWorld.org  during the month of April 2016:

  1. 1915 Diary of S. A. An-sky: A Russian Jewish Writer at the Eastern Front by S. A. An-sky
  2. ABC Passover Hunt by Tilda Balsley
  3. Antisemitism in North America; New World, Old Hate by Steven K. Baum, Neil J. Kressel, Florette Cohen, and Steven Leonard Jacobs
  4. The Art of Passover by Rabbi Stephan O. Parnes
  5. As If We Were There: Readings for a Transformative Passover Experience by Gidon Rothstein
  6. Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler
  7. The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levi
  8. Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey by Susan J. Gordon
  9. Contention, Controversy, and Change: Evolutions and Revolutions in the Jewish Experience, Volume I by Eric Levine and Simcha Fishbane
  10. The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel: The Rise of a Village Theocracy and the Battle to Defend the Separation of Church and State by Louis Grumet, John M. Caher
  11. The Daughter Who Got Away by Leora Freedman
  12. The Dead Sea and the Jordan River by Barbara Kreiger
  13. The Dinner Party by Brenda Janowitz
  14. The Dry Bones Passover Haggadah by Yaakov Kirschen
  15. The Exodus Story in Minecraft by Roque Rojas
  16. The Exodus You Almost Passed Over by Rabbi David Fohrman
  17. Faith Without Fear: Unresolved Issues in Modern Orthodoxy by Michael J. Harris
  18. Fifty Shades of Talmud: What the First Rabbis Had to Say About You-Know-What by Maggie Anton
  19. From Day to Day: One Man’s Diary of Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps by Odd Nansen and Timothy J. Boyce
  20. Hasidism as Mysticism: Quietistic Elements in Eighteenth-Century Hasidic Thought by Rivka Schatz Uffenheimer
  21. Honorable Mentschen: A Torah-Based Guide to Derech Eretz and Social Skills by Genendel Krohn
  22. The Houseguest by Kim Brooks
  23. The Image of Jews in Contemporary China by James R. Ross and Song Lihong
  24. Israel Eats by Steven Rothfeld
  25. Israel Isidor Mattuck, Architect of Liberal Judaism by Pam Fox and Michael A. Meyer
  26. Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance by Jack Sutin, Rochelle Sutin
  27. A Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism Reader by Daniel M. Horwitz
  28. A Kabbalistic View of History by Z’Ev Ben Shimon Halevi
  29. Kayla and Kugel’s Almost-Perfect Passover by Ann D. Koffsky
  30. Knowing God’s Plan (Daas Tevunos): The Precise System Through Which G-d Directs Every Aspect of Existence by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto
  31. Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food by Roger Horowitz
  32. Listen and Learn from the Animals by Aviva Hermelin
  33. The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible by Chanan Tigay
  34. Memoirs of a Jewish Vampire: 6,000 Years of Kvetching by Russell Andresen
  35. Modern Girls by Jennifer S. Brown
  36. Modern Orthodoxy in American Judaism: The Era of Rabbi Leo Jung by Maxine Jacobson
  37. More Than Enough: A Passover Story by April Halprin Wayland
  38. Mother, Can You Not? by Kate Siegel
  39. The New Mediterranean Jewish Table: Old World Recipes for the Modern Home by Joyce Goldstein
  40. New Moon by G. Rayzel Raphael
  41. New York’s Yiddish Theater From the Bowery to Broadway by Edna Nahshon
  42. On One Foot by Linda Glaser
  43. Ora de Despertar: Original Ladino Songs For Children by Sarah Aroeste
  44. Passover Guide 2016 by Kashrus Magazine
  45. Passover Haggada with commentary by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz
  46. Passover Haggadah The Original Tradition of the Jews of Yemen by Chaim Ben-Tsur
  47. Passover Haggadah: A Celebration of Freedom by Nin Sharyn Bebeau
  48. The Passover Surprise by Janet Ruth Heller
  49. Passover Word Search: A Pesach Puzzle, Poem & Coloring Book in One by Puzzle Color
  50. Passover: Festival of Freedom by Monique Polak
  51. A Place for Elijah by Kelly Easton Ruben
  52. Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Commentary on Books 3-5 of Psalms: Chapters 73-150 by H. Norman Strickman
  53. Rhapsody in Schmaltz: Yiddish Food and Why We Can’t Stop Eating It by Michael Wex
  54. The Sefiros and the Self – A Divine Blueprint for Self-Discovery and Personal Growth by Rabbi Yaakov Feder
  55. Shrink: The Autobiography of a Psychotherapist by Martin Obler, Jed Golden
  56. Six Memos from the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud by Joseph Skibell
  57. Take It Easy! Delicious & Simple Gluten-Free Recipes for Passover & Year Round by Mindy Rafalowitz
  58. Uncle Yossi’s Big Book of Stories (Vol 1): Classic Jewish Tales as told by Yosef Goldstein

Books added to JewishFilmFestivals.org in March 2016

I added a new section to the JewishFilmFestivals.org site recently, listing books related to its topic: Jews and Film/TV. The books are divided into four categories: Academic/scholarly, Holocaust/Shoah, Israel, and Related. The description of these categories and the list of ALL books are on the books page. The list of books for each category can be reached via the menu on top. To begin with I included the 48 books listed below. Please let me know if I missed something.

  1. Acting Jewish: Negotiating Ethnicity on the American Stage and Screen (2012) by Henry BialBuy
  2. Afterimage: Film, Trauma, and the Holocaust (1996) by Joshua HirschBuy
  3. American Jewish Filmmakers (2005) by David Desser, Lester D. FriedmanBuy
  4. American Jewish Films: The Search for Identity (2003) by Lawrence J. Epstein Buy
  5. The American Jewish Story through Cinema, The (2011) by Eric A. Goldman Buy
  6. Between Two Worlds: Jewish Presences in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933 (2013) by S. S. PrawerBuy
  7. Beyond Flesh: Queer Masculinities and Nationalism in Israeli Cinema (2011) by Raz YosefBuy
  8. Blackface, White Noise: Jewish Immigrants in the Hollywood Melting Pot (2015) by Michæl RoginBuy
  9. Driven to Darkness: Jewish Emigre Directors and the Rise of Film Noir (2005) by Vincent Brook Buy
  10. Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood, An (2003) by Neal GablerBuy
  11. Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting (2007) by J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler Buy
  12. The Fantastic in Holocaust Literature and Film: Critical Perspectives, The (2016) by Judith B. Kerman, John Edgar BrowningBuy
  13. Film and the Holocaust: New Perspectives on Dramas, Documentaries, and Experimental Films (1984) by Aaron KernerBuy
  14. First Films of the Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and the Genocide of the Jews, 1938–1946 (2005) by Jeremy HicksBuy
  15. From Nuremberg to Hollywood: The Holocaust and the Courtroom in American Fictive Film(2007) by James JordanBuy
  16. Haunted Images: Film, Ethics, Testimony and the Holocaust (2005) by Libby SaxtonBuy
  17. Hollywood and the Holocaust (2013) by Henry GonshakBuy
  18. Hollywood’s Chosen People: The Jewish Experience in American Cinema (2003) by Murray Pomerance, Daniel Bernardi, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson Buy
  19. The Holocaust and the Moving Image: Representations in Film and Television Since 1933, The (2002) by Toby Haggith, Joanna NewmanBuy
  20. Holocaust Cinema in the Twenty-First Century: Images, Memory, and the Ethics of Representation (2000) by Gerd Bayer, Oleksandr KobrynskyyBuy
  21. The Holocaust Film Sourcebook, The (2013) by Caroline PicartBuy
  22. Holocaust Film: The Political Aesthetics of Ideology (2002) by Terri GinsbergBuy
  23. Holocaust Impiety in Literature, Popular Music and Film (2015) by Matthew BoswellBuy
  24. Holocaust in American Film, Second Edition (2004) by Judith DonesonBuy
  25. Identity Politics on the Israeli Screen (2007) by Yosefa LoshitzkyBuy
  26. Identity, Place, and Subversion in Contemporary Mizrahi Cinema in Israel (2014) by Yaron ShemerBuy
  27. Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust (1987) by Annette InsdorfBuy
  28. Israeli Cinema (2003) by Miri Talmon, Yaron PelegBuy
  29. Israeli Film: A Reference Guide (2015) by Amy Kronish, Costel SafirmanBuy
  30. The Jew in American Cinema, The (2003) by Patricia ErensBuy
  31. The Jew in Cinema: From The Golem to Don’t Touch My Holocaust, The (2013) by Omer BartovBuy
  32. The Jewish Image in American Film, The (2004) by Lester D. FriedmanBuy
  33. Jewish Women on Stage, Film, and Television (2012) by R. MockBuy
  34. The Jews of Prime Time, The (2013) by David Zurawik Buy
  35. Kosher Movies: A Film Critic Discovers Life Lessons at the Cinema (2011) by Herbert J. CohenBuy
  36. Mediamorphosis: Kafka and the Moving Image (1995) by Shai Biderman, Ido LewitBuy
  37. The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema, the (2012) by Lawrence BaronBuy
  38. The New Jew in Film: Exploring Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Cinema, The (2016) by Nathan AbramsBuy
  39. Nostalgia in Jewish-American Theatre and Film, 1979-2004 (2003) by Ben FurnishBuy
  40. Over the Top Judaism: Precedents and Trends in the Depiction of Jewish Beliefs and Observances in Film and Television (1988) by Elliot B. Gertel Buy
  41. Projecting The Holocaust Into The Present: The Changing Focus of Contemporary Holocaust Cinema (2007) by Lawrence BaronBuy
  42. Reel Jewish (2003) by Joel SambergBuy
  43. Representing Perpetrators in Holocaust Literature and Film (2013) by Jenni Adams, Sue ViceBuy
  44. Shoah: The Complete Text Of The Acclaimed Holocaust Film (2009) by Claude LanzmannBuy
  45. Something Ain’t Kosher Here: The Rise of the ‘Jewish’ Sitcom (2011) by Vincent BrookBuy
  46. The Construction of European Holocaust Memory: German and Polish Cinema after 1989(2002) by Malgorzata Pakier Buy
  47. Weimar Film and Modern Jewish Identity (2005) by Ofer AshkenaziBuy
  48. Woody on Rye: Jewishness in the Films and Plays of Woody Allen (2012) by Vincent Brook, Marat GrinbergBuy