Ilana Diamant

Ilana Diamant

Ilana Diamant is a writer, filmmaker, and photographer from Pittsburgh, PA. She's a graduate of Ithaca College's Park School of Communications, where she earned a B.S. in Television-Radio with Magna cum Laude distinction. She moved home after college to work as a Teaching Artist, leading filmmaking and writing workshops for Pittsburgh teens. She loves discussing pop culture in both modulated and overexcited tones of voice.

Blog Posts

Astrology Graphic

Astrology Is More Jewish Than You Think

Ilana Diamant

Judaism and astrology aren't incompatible. 

Promotional Image from "Harbor from the Holocaust"

Interview with "Harbor from the Holocaust" Co-Producer, Iris Samson

Ilana Diamant

JWA chats with Iris Samson, co-producer of Harbor from the Holocaust, a PBS documentary about Jewish refugees in Shanghai, China.

Topics: Holocaust
The Plot Against America Promo Image

"The Plot Against America" and the Jewish Insult

Ilana Diamant

The Plot Against America exemplifies how "Jewish" speech illuminates the diversity in class, culture, and politics of the Jewish people.

Rose Weissman, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Is Rose Weissman in on the Joke?

Ilana Diamant

When will The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Rose Weissman be given a chance to shine?

Topics: Television
old television

Sitting Shiva for TV

Ilana Diamant

To lose a character to death or a show to the fickle whims of network executives is devastating.

Topics: Television, Ritual
Memorial outside Tree of Life Synagogue

How to Heal: The One-Year Anniversary of Pittsburgh

Ilana Diamant

This essay is for anyone who froze—whose mind went inward instead of outward, who didn’t leave their home for a bit, or who didn’t want to go home at all.

Topics: Anti-Semitism
Glee Poster

Reflecting on Rachel Berry

Ilana Diamant

Glee debuted in 2009, and the world hasn’t been the same since. How do we view Rachel Berry ten years later?

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