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This lightweight is heavily into Sumo

by Tess Cutler

2 days ago

Michael Greenberg and professional sumo wrestler Yama during their August 21 training session (photo courtesy of Michael Greenberg)

At 5-foot-3 and 135 pounds, Michael Greenberg will be the lightest sumo competitor at the 14th annual US Sumo Open on Sept. 20 — by a lot. But according to the young Jew from Long Beach,... read full article
  • The new year brings viewers new T.V. shows

    by Gerri Miller

    2 days ago

    It’s September, which means back to school, Rosh Hashanah and a brand-new TV season. This year, members of the tribe populate the landscape both on camera and behind the scenes, from Bebe Neuwirth as the secretary of state’s chief of staff in CBS’ “Madam Secretary,” to Jeffrey...

  • The deep wellspring of the Shofar

    by Rabbi Brandon Gaines

    3 days ago

    Venerated Chassidic master Rabbi Hillel of Paritch (in his magnum opus Pelach haRimon) likens the Shofar’s simple but powerful “cry” to a mighty wellspring bursting forth from the depths of the earth. Such a wellspring, explains Reb Hillel, replenishes even a parched river, i.e....

  • Cellist Steven Isserlis celebrates simplicity, honesty and humor

    By Rick Schultz

    3 days ago

    Among world-class cellists, Steven Isserlis may be the only one ever to interview his instrument. On a website for young cellists, he asked his 260-year-old cello to list one of the best things about traveling. His cello responds, “Getting an extra seat so that Mr. Isserlis can sit...

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  • Musician Hershey Felder plays Irving Berlin

    By Tom Tugend

    3 days ago

    Onstage, he has been George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein, and now, Hershey Felder is ready to tackle the most prolific American songwriter of them all — Irving Berlin.

    The multitalented Felder — pianist, actor, playwright, composer and producer — will introduce the world...

  • The Israel Film Festival gives locals a glimpse of Israel’s soul

    By Tom Tugend

    3 days ago

    The Israel Film Festival (IFF), which annually gives viewers a close-up of the nation’s heartbeat beneath the glaring headlines, has been set for Oct. 23 through Nov. 6.

    A red carpet opening-night gala at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on Oct. 23 will be followed a week later...

  • Le Salon de Musiques: Chamber music at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    By Rick Schultz

    3 days ago

    Mikhail Gnesin and Leo Smit — ever hear of them? Most of us probably haven’t, and that’s one of the intriguing aspects of Le Salon de Musiques, an intimate downtown chamber music series founded by the French-born pianist Francois Chouchan in 2010. 

    The monthly series, which...

  • Three new kids’ books, and some poetry for adults

    by Lisa Silverman

    3 days ago

    “Apple Days: A Rosh Hashanah Story” by Allison Sarnoff Soffer. Illustrated by Bob McMahon (Kar-Ben, 2014)

    Every year at holiday time, Katy looks forward to making applesauce with her mother. When she shares her excitement with her religious school classmates, she also mentions...

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