November 15, 2018

Arts

The Hungarian Jewish experience during WWII was unique among European countries. Until 1944, Hungarian Jews lived in relative safety despite anti-Jewish...
Joseph Greenstein stood only 5 feet 4, but he could bend iron bars with his bare hands, bite through chains with his teeth and pull an airplane tied...
The death of the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, in 1980 had profound consequences in shaping the Middle East today,
Annie Gosfield made her name by composing percussive and highly rhythmic contemporary music often employing sounds such as industrial noises...
Even if you can’t place the face behind it, you will probably recognize that voice. Cranky and abrasive, a Brooklyn bray perfectly pitched...
A story is told of a visitor to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem who is taken on a tour of the buildings named after famous Jewish writers.
In the opening sequence of the acclaimed documentary “Destination Unknown,” Ed Mosberg dons a blue-and-gray-striped jacket emblazoned with the number 85454
There’s no question among reputable scholars and historians that the slaughter of 6 million Jews during World War II constitutes genocide.
There are enough unforgettable stories about David — the biblical poet, warrior and king — to fill several seasons of “Game of Thrones.”
Although it begins with a classic major score by a non-Jew, three upcoming concerts at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena definitely make...
The Wende Museum of the Cold War in Culver City is tucked away in an anonymous office park. But crammed inside the nondescript warehouse is...
When playwright Tania Wisbar was growing up, her mother shared little about her past in wartime Germany. When she did, "It
Izak Szewelewicz was born in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp in 1945. When he was 3, his mother, Aida, sent him to Israel to live with an...
Fewer than two percent of Chasidic Jews ever leave the fold. The documentary “One of Us” reveals why, telling the stories of three people who have left...
West Coast Jewish Theatre often stages works that spotlight underrepresented aspects of Jewish history and culture. Its plays have broached subjects...
In “Jewish Comedy: A Serious History” (Norton), author Jeremy Dauber makes it clear that — at least in his opinion — Jewish jokes are no laughing matter.
Kenny Ellis has been a cantor for 27 years, but before he got into Jewish liturgy, he was an entertainer — and he maintains a thriving side career as...
One night during the 20 days Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg was lost in the Bolivian Amazon, he was wrapped tightly in his mosquito net when...
The Brooklyn home of two Orthodox Jewish twin brothers is a shocking, chaotic scene that could be straight out of the TV show “Hoarders.” Stray cats roam...
As a style writer and fashion magazine editor, Joan Kron knows all about cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. She wrote about them for 25 years as...
A white, Jewish college student tries to join an African-American sorority, with disastrous results in the new play “The Daughters of the Kush,” now...
In 1940, nearly three decades before he became the first African-American appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall was asked to...
In the opening scene of “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” oldest child Danny (Adam Sandler) is jockeying for a parking spot on the streets of...
Amid the glittering glass-and-steel towers and bustle of downtown Los Angeles, office workers could be forgiven for seeking a quiet garden with a fountain..
“Tales From the Forgotten Kingdom” is a musical production that tells touching stories of Sephardic communities during the early part of the 20th century.
Monica Osborne delves into The Last Rabbi, a book that explores the complex nature of Rabbi Joseph Solveitchik.
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