March 20, 2019

Tom Tugend

In 1979, the miniseries “Holocaust” had viewers in Europe glued to their TVs, and on March 3, 1994, Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” opened in Berlin.
World War II movies frequently feature daredevil heroes, but for sheer guts and ingenuity it’s hard to beat young Jews in “The Invisibles.”
What does a Jew who doesn’t fancy the traditional visit to a Chinese restaurant do on Christmas Eve? Watch "Fiddler on the Roof."
A senior living residence is generally not the setting for an offbeat romantic film. “The Second Time Around,” is the exception.
Sam Grundwerg, who officially finished his term on Nov. 15, said he chose to leave early so his three teenage children  
“The Waldheim Waltz” choreographs the agile steps of one of the more strange actors in recent world history,
Carl Laemmle not only hired women but turned them into directors and writers. They wrote and directed short reels and feature-length movies.
Oscar (Osi) Sladek and his wife Selma, both former Angelenos, were recently honored by Denver’s Sinai Temple...
"The Cakemaker” should satisfy the most finicky pastry lover, but otherwise the Israeli-German co-production has elicited ecstatic praise...
The film opens with dozens of pretty, high-stepping girls dancing with military precision to a catchy tune.
One of the more pervasive fantasies of Jewish boys and young men growing up amidst the anti-Semitism of Europe and the United States...
A life-saving document for two Hungarian Jews, signed by the late Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, has been sold for $13,750,
A 26-year old Orange County man has been arrested after allegedly drawing up  a "kill list" of prominent civic and Hollywood Jews.
If “GI Jews” tells the story of tough, trained American Jewish soldiers battling Hitler’s army, a companion piece deals with a more...
If “GI Jews” tells the story of tough, trained American Jewish soldiers battling Hitler’s army, a companion piece deals with a more...
Judge Stephen Reinhardt, dubbed the “liberal lion” of American jurisprudence and as outspoken on Jewish as on legal issues,
The once respected academic career of UCLA historian Gabriel Piterberg has come to an apparent end, not because of his unrelenting...
In the Near East, the pomegranate has a double meaning. It is the fruit symbolizing rebirth, but in Israeli slang, it means a hand grenade.
Should American democracy ever vanish, it will end — like the world in T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Hollow Men” — “not with a bang but a whimper.”
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