Holly Rosen Fink Chair, World Jewry Committee
When you can’t go to work or leave the house because of COVID-19, it’s time for some serious binge-watching. Luckily, our favorite streaming services have a slew of Jewish-themed programming. Use this opportunity to catch up on series and films you’ve been dying to watch. To make it easier for you, we’ve got a list of our top 10 series and movies. Take your pick!
“Fauda” is an Israeli action drama that provides viewers with a picture of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) is about a 1950s Jewish Manhattan housewife-turned comedian.
“Schitt’s Creek” (Netflix) is about a Jewish family that hits rock bottom financially and is forced to relocate to a backwater town. There are jokes about bat mitzvahs, Birthright, Hebrew School, and more.
“Transparent” (Amazon) focuses on the Pfeffermans, a Los Angeles Jewish family where one parent comes out as transgender.
“The Spy” (Netflix) follows the true-life exploits of Mossad secret agent Eli Cohen in the years before the 1967 Six-Day war between Israel and Syria.
“1945” is about two Jews in a small Hungarian village in 1945; it’s a reckoning with history.
“Denial” follows the history of a lawsuit involving Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt, who was sued for libel after she called David Irving a denier.
“Mank” (Netflix) is about the Jewish screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz and the story behind his writing of the classic film “Citizen Kane.”
“Operation Finale” (HULU) deals with the 1960 capture of one of WW2’s most notorious criminals Adolf Eichmann.
“To Each Her Own” (Netflix) is a French film about a Jewish woman about to come out to her family when she suddenly falls for a Muslim man.