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December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pmOne of the items I smuggled out of Auschwitz, when the Nazis moved me into Camp Number Eight -- a quarantine camp, for those suspected of carrying typhus -- was my spoon. It wasn't much, but it was mine, and it would come to play an important role in my Jewish life and in the lives...
November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pmThis past summer I participated in a symposium on the coverage of Orthodoxy in the mainstream Jewish media at the American Jewish Press Association annual convention. I argued, inter alia, that the typical portrayal of Orthodoxy as something from the Dark Ages leaves American Jews...
November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pmI'm not surprised that Southern Baptists are praying for the conversion of the Jews. I'm praying for Southern Baptists. I pray that they see how hypocritical and offensive it is for them to say they love Jews and in the same breath trash our religion.
Judaism is trashed when a...
October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm"Train of Life" uses fantasy and humor to deal with a Holocaust theme. Sound familiar?
Actually, the French film (with English subtitles) was conceived and completed before "Life Is Beautiful," and the central role of Shlomo the Fool was offered initially to Roberto Benigni, director...
October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pmFor me, the October dilemma consists of finding Halloween candy to pass out to trick-or-treaters that I will not eat, no matter how desperate or distraught I become.
For my children, the challenge is creating peer and parent-approved costumes that will also work for Purim.
But for many...
October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pmHe played a scumbag ex-husband in "First Wives Club"; harried father in both "Clueless" and "A Night at the Roxbury"; and President Richard Nixon in this year's "Dick." And this week, Dan Hedaya was recognized for his prolific body of work at the Third Annual Los Angeles Sephardic...
October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pmThere were a multitude of good works to choose from during the Jewish Federation Valley Alliance's fifth annual Mitzvah Day, from the high-profile CROP Walk for Hunger to tree-planting at Lake Balboa to canned food drives at every temple from Simi Valley to North Hollywood. The only...
October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pmIn "Hit and Runway," a straight Italian-American naif teams up with a gay Jew to write a screenplay. In "Aimee & Jaguar," a Jewish woman and a Nazi's wife begin a torrid affair. In "Man is a Woman," a gay man marries a woman, a Yiddish singer, who has never known a man.
October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pmIn 1961, a saddened and disheartened 23-year-old Algerian school teacher and musician named Gaston Ghenassia was merely one of the thousands of refugees on a ship bound for France, leaving his homeland in the aftermath of the Algerian Revolution. Little did he know at the time how...
October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pm"The Personals: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years," an 82-year-old man rinses out his dentures in his solitary apartment and longs for love and sex. Another elderly man laments that he has been impotent since receiving radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pmEarlier this year, Greg Laemmle wasn't sure there was going to be another Cinema Judaica: The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival.
The vice president of Los Angeles' premiere art house chain founded the festival four years ago, theorizing that if cities like Fresno and Buffalo have a...
October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pmIf you need proof that miracles still happen in this world, look no further than Benjamin Kadish.
When Kadish, who was shot twice during the Aug. 10 attack on the North Valley Jewish Community Center, was first brought into the emergency room he had no pulse, according to Dr. Charles...
October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pmThe Marx Brothers, The Three Stooges, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Lenny Bruce, Jackie Mason, Woody Allen and, of course, Seinfeld. The history of American comedy is the history of America's funniest Jews. But while being Jewish and funny has never been mutually...
October 28, 1999 | 8:00 pmVacations used to sound like this -- "Brugges? Wow, sure, there's a train in an hour... let's just stay another night... you look so beautiful in this moonlight... don't worry, nobody's gonna come hiking through here now... I love you, too..."
Now they sound like, "Say please! The...
October 21, 1999 | 8:00 pmThe clown blowing balloons in the parking lot is working at breakneck speed, trying her best to keep the crowd entertained. The wait in line is at least an hour. And cars have snaked around the building and up Van Nuys Boulevard, sitting in the hot sun for as many as three hours.
October 21, 1999 | 8:00 pmWhen Dean Ward was growing up in Brookline, Mass., his father, a beat cop, got him a job at a synagogue. For four or five years, as young Ward recalls, he'd mow the lawn and work in the coat room after school and over the summer.
It was there "that I got my appreciation for older...
June 4, 1998 | 8:00 pm
"Robert F. Kennedy: A Memoir" is a balanced, warts-and-allportrait of the slain politician. Above, right, Kennedy and his sevensiblings with parents Joe and Rose. Above, Robert and brother John in1959. Below, Kennedy on the campaign trail, shortly before his 1968death.
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