Jewish Journal

  • Artists from inside the concentration camps

    by Tom Tugend

    January 9, 2013 | 1:11 pm

    The Nazis gassed and murdered 1 million prisoners at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp complex, but they could not kill the human urge to create...

  • Observant life in progress

    by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

    December 5, 2012 | 4:06 pm

    Barbara Heller likes to refer to herself as a “growing Jew.” 

    The actress/singer has created a biographical show, “Finding Barb,” that traces her life...

  • ‘Woven Words’ Celebrates Lutoslawski

    by Evan Henerson, Contributing Writer

    November 21, 2012 | 12:16 pm

    Music historians will remember Witold Lutoslawski (1913-1994) as one of the greatest symphonists of the 20th century. The Los Angeles Philharmonic...

  • See the far away before it’s gone away

    by Tom Teicholz

    November 20, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    Last spring, I visited the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and then, a month later, traveled to Chichen Itza, the 1,000-plus-year-old...

  • Film Fest celebrates Sephardim

    by Evan Henerson, Contributing Writer

    November 8, 2012 | 1:31 pm

    For its 11th festival, the Los Angeles Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (LASJFF) needed an honoree for its gala, which takes place Nov. 11 at Paramount...

  • Films of the Holocaust and non-Jews

    by Tom Tugend

    November 8, 2012 | 1:08 pm

    Two documentary films, each touching the Holocaust era and celebrating the courage and devotion of non-Jews, are screening in Los Angeles.

    The first...

  • Artist Daniel J. Martinez provokes religion, politics to incite insight

    by Jonathan Maseng, Contributing Writer

    September 27, 2012 | 1:25 pm

    Daniel Joseph Martinez has a question, or, rather, he wants you to have one. Well-known as one of the art world’s favorite provocateurs, the Los Angeles...

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