Judaism http://nhpr.org en Jews In Toons: A Simpsons Writer On Cartoons and Religion http://nhpr.org/post/jews-toons-simpsons-writer-cartoons-and-religion <p>Springfield’s evangelical Ned Flanders and Hindu Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu are frequent foils to satirize and explore religious belief systems on <a href="http://www.thesimpsons.com/" target="_blank"><em>The Simpsons</em></a> -- America’s longest running scripted TV show.&nbsp; <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Reiss" target="_blank"><strong>Mike Reiss</strong>, </a>four-time emmy winning writer for The Simpsons is interested in teasing out another brand of animated spirituality – Judaism.&nbsp; &nbsp;He’s presenting <a href="http://www.jewishnh.org/calendar/event-details/film-fest/2013/#toons" target="_blank">“Jews in Toons” </a>-- discovering Jewish themes across Springfield’s twenty-four year history.&nbsp; His talk takes place at the <a href="http://www.jewishnh.org/calendar/event-details/film-fest/2013/" target="_blank">New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival </a>at Concord’s Red River Theatres on April 14<sup>th</sup>.</p><p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:59:33 +0000 Virginia Prescott 25298 at http://nhpr.org Jews In Toons: A Simpsons Writer On Cartoons and Religion New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival Explores Theme of Connection http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-jewish-film-festival-explores-theme-connection <p>The theme of this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.jewishnh.org/calendar/event-details/film-fest-2012/index.html" target="_blank">New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival</a> is connection. Its films explore connections between cultures, between countries, between the past and the present and more.</p><p><strong>Linda Gerson</strong> is co-chair of the festival, which is taking place all week at venues in Manchester, Concord and Merrimack. She tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson more about this year&rsquo;s films.</p><p>Some of the films they discuss:</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:46:24 +0000 Brady Carlson 2672 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival Explores Theme of Connection A Pond in Mont Vernon With a Controversial Name http://nhpr.org/post/pond-mont-vernon-controversial-name <p>Mont Vernon is home to a small body of water known as Jew Pond. Voters may consider renaming the pond at this year's town meeting.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:28:53 +0000 Brady Carlson 1846 at http://nhpr.org