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Jordan Hoffman | The Times of Israel

Jordan Hoffman
August 24, 2019, 3:12 am Truth may be an illusion in this documentary on comedy’s most wicked magician ‘The Amazing Jonathan Documentary’ quickly becomes less about its subject and more about director Ben Berman struggling to keep up with his hijinks — but can it be trusted? By Jordan Hoffman August 17, 2019, 2:41 am America’s iconic Woodstock festival was more Jewish than you’d think On the 50th anniversary of the historic concert, a look at the Members of the Tribe who promoted, funded, and performed — and the dairy man who made it all possible By Jordan Hoffman August 1, 2019, 4:11 am Chuckle and sigh at new film about checkpoints, occupation and unhappy neighbors Director Sameh Zoabi says ‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ is reaping accolades because it avoids heavy-handed politics and finds the comedy in regular people living through a bizarre situation By Jordan Hoffman July 29, 2019, 4:28 am Spy/poet Hannah Senesh brought back to life in one-woman show in New York Running till August 18, play by David Schechter launches Folksbiene’s 104th season with rare English production, alongside the Museum of Jewish Heritage’s huge Auschwitz exhibit By Jordan Hoffman July 27, 2019, 11:27 pm Avant-garde musician gives eerie 1920s silent film ‘The Golem’ a live soundtrack Guitarist Gary Lucas has toured the world with Jeff Buckley, Lou Reed, Allen Ginsburg, and Bob Weir. But for the past 30 years he’s also dreamed up scores for supernatural stories By Jordan Hoffman July 24, 2019, 9:43 pm Captain America ‘passionate’ about role as Israeli agent, says Netflix director Streaming worldwide on July 31, ‘The Red Sea Diving Resort’ tells the action-packed true story of a Mossad base operating in plain sight to rescue Ethiopian Jewish refugees By Jordan Hoffman July 5, 2019, 3:54 pm Leonard Cohen documentary makes viewers laugh and cry about it all again In ‘Marianne & Leonard,’ opening Friday, director Nick Broomfield explores Cohen’s origin story and relationship with Marianne, his own former flame who loved both men on Hydra By Jordan Hoffman June 28, 2019, 3:21 pm The perspective that helped Israeli director Avi Nesher create ‘The Other Story’ The latest release from one of the Holy Land’s most beloved filmmakers is already collecting accolades — partly, he tells ToI, because he chose Israel’s film scene over Hollywood By Jordan Hoffman June 28, 2019, 3:55 am Why HBO’s miniseries ‘Chernobyl’ should be required watching While surprising that the historical drama comes from the same guy who made the ‘Hangover’ sequels, it contains chilling facts, rich characterization, and a dire warning for today By Jordan Hoffman June 18, 2019, 4:55 am With his signature honesty, Isaac Mizrahi describes growing up a gay Syrian Jew Famed fashionista wears his heart on his sleeve as he reads from his new memoir ‘I.M.’ at Manhattan’s Film Forum alongside a screening of his hit film ‘Unzipped’ By Jordan Hoffman June 14, 2019, 4:17 pm Wiesenthal’s Rabbi Marvin Hier praises Trump for being only US leader to deliver Speaking to ToI about combating anti-Semitism across hemispheres and partisan divides, the octogenarian clergyman is as comfortable as ever in his role as defender of the Tribe By Jordan Hoffman May 29, 2019, 3:44 am Yiddish film season brings back the best, and worst, from old country and new In NY through July 3, six newly translated and restored movies give up-close look at Jewish life and culture in prewar Europe and America — and even the schlock is worth watching By Jordan Hoffman May 24, 2019, 4:04 am This Jewish ‘wild woman’ left the art scene she inspired for a life of Orthodoxy A documentary tells the story of larger-than-life celebrity talent ‘matchmaker’ and muse Barbara Rubin, who spurned the ’60s underground movement, then died young and in seclusion By Jordan Hoffman May 6, 2019, 4:28 pm 97-year-old Jewish pillar of modern American theater feted with film at Tribeca Legendary Wynn Handman praised by students including Michael Douglas and Richard Gere at ‘It Takes A Lunatic’ opening ahead of Netflix distribution By Jordan Hoffman April 24, 2019, 11:17 am Action-packed ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is unprecedentedly epic — and Jewish Out Wednesday, the 3-hour culmination of 22 chapters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is worth going back in time and watching again By Jordan Hoffman Load More