August 26, 1999

Fennel & Spice & Everything Nice

Zane\’s claims, after all, to keep the only Glatt kosher sausage factory in Los Angeles. And the place is so spotlessly clean you\’d be surprised all sorts of meats are prepared right there. \”The Orthodox come in,\” said Mr. Price, 57, a Sabra with a thick Israeli accent, \”and say they haven\’t seen anything like this — not even in New York!\”

The On-Ramp to Meaning

In Los Angeles, the hardest part of starting a big trip can be getting from the entrance ramp onto the freeway.

The Man Behind a Quiet Revolution

By the end of his first year at HUC in Cincinnati, Rabbi Richard Levy was well on his way to keeping kosher, to wearing a kippah full-time and to observing a traditional Shabbat.

Hardly a Garden of ‘Eden’

Jennifer Maisel, who\’s been described as \”David Lynch with estrogen,\” explores child abuse, insanity, suicide, rape. In \”Mating Season,\” a young man sets out to supply all the local sperm banks. In \”Mad Love,\” a 13-year-old girl begs a Christmas-tree salesman to rescue her from her incestuous father. Now comes \”Eden,\” the tale of a suicidal woman with AIDS who withdraws from her friends and her optimistic mother, a Holocaust survivor.

Furrow, Security and Hate

Buford O. Furrow Jr. will be tried first in federal court on charges of murdering a U.S. postal carrier.

The Let’s Do ‘Dinner Game’

Many American filmgoers still aren\’t familiar with Francis Veber. Yet they should be — they\’ve been watching his work for two decades. Sort of.

Teaching The Tots

The field\’s low prestige and low salaries — in the New York area teachers average $20,000 with no benefits — as well as a surge of other career options now available for women, make recruitment of new teachers extremely challenging.

Rock for the Ages

In 1995, while on the Florida leg of a concert tour, Bob Dylan walked into Temple Beth El in West Palm Beach and attended Yom Kippur services.

Sunday Night Fever

You\’re flipping the TV dial, and you come across something so incongruous that you\’re riveted: Bob Dylan and Jon Voight enthusiastically dancing the dervish-like kazatzka with Chassidic Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin.

Community Briefs

Even for an international film producer and inveterate traveler, Arthur Cohn has covered a lot of territory recently.

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