November 16, 2018

Tom Tugend

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.”
Marc Chagall, born Moishe Zakhavovich Shagall, was a mercurial artist whose turbulent emotions in love and on canvas are reflected in...
Ruth Ziegler, for decades a leading philanthropist supporting Jewish institutions in the United States and Israel, died of...
Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin, a Reform Judaism leader who founded and guided Stephen Wise Temple from modest beginnings to one of the world’s...
In just 20 minutes, the documentary “The Number on Great-Grandpa’s Arm” covers much of recent Jewish history, told through the loving...
Eddie Jacobs is the co-founder, with scholar and author Michael Berenbaum, of Berenbaum Jacobs Associates, which seeks to transform the...
In a normal year, a rundown on Academy Award nominations is cause for Jewish celebrations and self-congratulations.
Nearly 70 years after volunteers from five continents left homes and jobs to fight for the newly proclaimed State of Israel, their deeds will be honored...
“Azimuth” is an impressive addition to a subgenre of war films in which two enemy soldiers start out by trying to kill each other and end up laying...
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