Sarah Jae Leiber

Sarah Jae Leiber

Sarah Jae Leiber is JWA's culture writer. Sarah Jae Leiber is a Jewish playwright, screenwriter, comedy writer, and essayist from just outside of Philadelphia, PA. Her work exists at Bitch Media, Bright Wall/Dark Room, JTA, The Broadway Beat, BroadwayWorld, Screen Queens, Sally Mag, Small Screen, The Niche, Uncomfortable Revolution, The Validation Project, and Screen Mayhem. Sarah works in marketing and communications at the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. She previously served as entertainment editor at BroadwayWorld and was a member of Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 48th Professional Training Company. B.A. in theatre and history from Muhlenberg College. You can find her whole portfolio here, and you can find her on Twitter @sarahjaeleiber.

Blog Posts

Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford in The Way We Were

In 'The Way We Were,' The Political is Personal

Sarah Jae Leiber

The Way We Were might be an old film, but it couldn't be more relevant to today’s divided world.

Topics: Film
Rachel Brosnahan accept flowers from a man.

I’m Tired of Trying to Root for Midge Maisel

Sarah Jae Leiber

Over and over, Midge hurts people who trusted her, and the show lets her get away with it.

Topics: Television, Comedy
Illeana Douglas as Denise Waverly in Grace of My Heart

You Probably Missed This Film When It Came out 25 Years Ago. Don’t Let That Happen Again.

Sarah Jae Leiber

This holiday season, skip the blockbusters and watch Grace Of My Heart instead.

Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones

FX’s Impeachment: A Study in Caricature and Misogyny

Sarah Jae Leiber

By putting some of the show’s female stars in prosthetics, FX’s Impeachment is guilty of the same misogynistic behavior for which it faults the media.

Kathryn Hahn as Rabbi Raquel in "Transparent"

Rabbi Raquel Has a Place in the “Hahnaissance”

Sarah Jae Leiber

Let's not forget Kathryn Hahn's most Jewish performance: Rabbi Raquel in Transparent.

Topics: Television
Graphic with emergency sirens alternating with dollar signs

When the Pogrom Comes, Can I Afford to Leave?

Sarah Jae Leiber

"I wonder if I'll know when or if I need to leave. And if I do need to leave, will I be able to afford it?"

Topics: Anti-Semitism

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