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Question: What do you get when you cross Hollywood, the Holocaust and Jewish communal fund-raising? Answer: Something exactly like last Wednesday night\’s Simon Wiesenthal National Tribute Dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

‘Mendel & Moses’

When Mendel Moscowitz is transported from Brooklyn to ancient Egypt, the juxtaposition of a whiny New Yorker on the eve of the Exodus is supposed to create the setting for campy high jinks and musical hilarity.

Too Hot Kitchen?

Today the once-legendary Spanish Kitchen restaurant is a study in decay, the \”K\” missing from the neon sign, the arched storefront crumbling and covered with graffiti.

The Boom Years

If you look out the window of Room 120 at Sinai Akiba Academy, you\’ll see a hole. The hole is the size of a city block.

A Woman’s Voice

Though the June 3 Los Angeles municipal election has garnered little attention in the general press, there are two races of special interest to The Journal readership.

Celebrating Israel’s Independence

While it may be true that if you ask two Jews a question, you\’re likely to get three different opinions, it appears that thousands were in agreement last Sunday: The Israel Independence Day Festival at Hansen Dam was the place to be to celebrate the Jewish State\’s 49th birthday. Festival organizers said that attendance reached 10,000 for the daylong event, which featured food, live entertainment, cultural exhibits, picnic areas and a children\’s amusement park.

Family Business

Back in the heyday of the self-made Jewish movie moguls, the studios were, to a certain degree, family businesses.

‘The Threepenny Opera’ Exceeds Its Grasp

In its five years of existence, A Noise Within, the classical-theater company, has given audiences many of the most enjoyable performances to be offered anywhere in Los Angeles.

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