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Dani Shapiro in conversation with Juliet Rieden

It's a fine spring day in 2016, and Dani Shapiro has just casually submitted her DNA to a genealogy website. She will soon receive the news that her beloved deceased Dad was not her biological

Ariana Neumann in conversation with Scott Whitmont

Watch the interview with Ariana Neumann, the author of When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains. Ariana was interviewed by Scott Whitmont. There is a Czech saying – The darkest

Family Business

Join our private Facebook group Couch Latkes for more tv/movie suggestions! How often do you check the ‘international’ section on Netflix? Definitely not enough if you’ve missed the French Series Family Business that came out earlier

Why aren’t you watching Traitors right now?

Join our Facebook group Couch Latkes for more tv/movie suggestions! SLIGHT SPOILERS You’re betraying yourself if you don’t watch Traitors! Too much? Bear with me, because Traitors is the most gripping television I’ve watched in

8 ways to remember Kristallnacht on the 81st anniversary

 1.   Watch The Book Thief Arguably the most powerful scene depicting the pogroms of 9 November 1938 features in the film adaptation of The Book Thief. Images of Brownshirts smashing Jewish shopfronts and dragging Jews

7 Yummy Shabbat Dinners to Binge (Eat) Watch

Join our private Facebook group Couch Latkes for more tv/movie suggestions! 1. The Simpsons Season 3; Episode 6 Revel in the Simpsons' heyday with this, the most Jew-centric of episodes. Highlights: self-loathing, Jackie Mason, and

4 TV shows for the Jewish foodie!

There’s no shortage of food shows and podcasts out there but, just like there are thousands of different recipes in the world, there are plenty of spins a culinary series can take. Feast your eyes

Don’t Mess with the Sandler

There once was a time (that ended in 2006 with Don’t Mess With The Zohan) that an Adam Sandler film would hit equally the very different funny-bones of my dad, my brother and me. This

You’re The Worst?

What is it about Barbra Streisand? The multi-hyphenated Jewish icon’s appeal has long eluded me, despite a lifetime of exposure and noodging by my mother. There’s always been something too grandiose, deliberate and insistent about

3 podcasts for the Jewish foodie!

There’s no shortage of food shows and podcasts out there but, just like there are thousands of different recipes in the world, there are plenty of spins a culinary series can take. Feast your eyes