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May 15, 2013

Cellist’s path to Judaism

When cellist Lynn Harrell would play “Kol Nidre” at his synagogue on Yom Kippur, he felt more than the notes and the melody. It was through the music that he discovered he wanted to become a Jew.

Wrestling with it: U.S. vs. Iran

Iran is a mainstay in international wrestling. The United States has a long and proud wrestling history, too.

Knesset, American style

The Israeli parliament, or Knesset, is quiet on Sundays. The plenum does not meet, and the carpeted hallways are silent. But at the end of one corridor, in Room 2021, there’s a lot of foot traffic in and out of Rabbi Dov Lipman’s office.

Survivor: Irene Rosenberg

“Mommy, I’ll be right back.” Irene Rosenberg — then Irene Grunfeld — said as she was leaving the apartment of her cousin Mancy Weiss, where she and her mother were staying temporarily.

AJU gets Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton — former secretary of state, U.S. senator from New York and first lady — will take the stage at the 2013 American Jewish University’s (AJU) Public Lecture Series this summer.

Autism musical sells out

Normally, a two-day run is nothing to boast about — but no one who saw the new musical “A Chorus Line of Another Kind” at the Highways Performance space in Santa Monica would say it was anything but a resounding success.

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