Innovative philanthropist and businessman Edward B. Robin, whose impact on Jewish life stretched from Los Angeles to New York and on to Israel and Russia, died on Oct. 8 after a long illness at Cedars Sinai Hospital, surrounded by his family.
This year, Israeli films are vying for the golden statuettes in two categories — best international (foreign language) entries and best documentary movie.
Local movie buffs will get their first chance to view one of the latest Israeli movies, “Love It Was Not,” at two Laemmle theaters, the Royal in West Los Angeles and the Town Center in Encino, starting Nov. 5.
The camp commander had assigned the two Jews, Alfred Wetzler and Rudolf Vrba (born Walter Rosenberg), to work as scribes, which gave them access to the precise reports on daily killings and other revelations the Nazi regime tried to keep secret.
Family, friends and a number of dignitaries flew from Los Angeles to Israel over the past week to pay their last respects to the legendary Los Angeles-based security expert Moshe Alon, who died Sept. 9 in Haifa.
Fortunately, times have changed, as witness “Tango Shalom,” which is populated by bearded Chassidim and their voluble spouses — not as caricatures or exotics, but as three-dimensional characters facing life’s dilemmas and joys.
The film caps a four-year inquiry in nine countries into decades of cultural fascination with the Nazi leader and the ramifications of such a fascination on present politics.
Legendary comedian Jackie Mason died Saturday evening at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan at the age of 93.
Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice,” in which Jews are forced to wear yellow stars, has all kinds of racist messages, which must be addressed.