Lebanon – A Film Review

The emotional traumatic experiences of four young Israeli soldiers during the first 24 hours of the 1982 Lebanon War are the centerpiece of Samuel Maoz’s feature film “Lebanon.” Maoz based the film on his own experiences as a tank gunner during the war and centers the entire film on the events that occur in and around an Israeli war tank.

A Review of “Let It Rain”

“Let It Rain,” is the third film from Agnes Jaoui, a French writer-director-actress and singer of Tunisian Jewish descent.  The film focuses on a handful of characters who are connected to Agathe Villanova, played by Jaoui.  In the film, Agathe is a successful author and feminist who is trying to get into politics.  At the…

A Different Tune – “The Wedding Song” Film Review

What happens when you try to sustain an unlikely friendship of a teenaged Jewish girl and a teenaged Muslim girl against the backdrop of Tunisia during World War Two?  Will the friendship last despite the religious differences?  Will they both survive the war?  What will happen to their loved ones?  One potential solution is brought…

Stop Being Productive, Start Being Successful

Are you working harder and harder and becoming more productive yet you still feel like there’s much more to do with no end in site? The problem is that productivity (doing something well) is only one of the three pillars of success to your Success Making Machine. Below I highlight the other two pillars. Once…

A Modern Orthodox “Friends”

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, Laizy Shapiro created a TV show in Israel about single religious modern orthodox singles who live in Jerusalem called “Srugim.”  “Srugim” is one of the top rated TV shows airing in Israel. “Srugim” resembles “Friends” in the manner that it revolves around a young group of friends…