Jewish Journal

Film Fest celebrates Sephardim

by Evan Henerson, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2012 | 1:31 pm

Daniela Ruah

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 Studios in Hollywood. At the same... read full article

  • 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 is about Leopold Engleitner, bright-eyed and lucid at 107, who spent 11 years in and out of prisons and Nazi concentration camps,...

  • 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 native and resident has brought his unique brand of art-as-conversation-piece to Culver City’s Roberts & Tilton Gallery for his...

  • Technique, sensitivity the keys to pianist Bronfman’s success

    By Rick Schultz

    July 25, 2012 | 11:45 am

    When Yefim Bronfman performs Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto with conductor Lionel Bringuier and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl on July 31, he will be tackling what is known as a real “finger buster,” a term used for a work that is awkwardly conceived for a...

  • Global repertoire inspires international ensemble at iPalpiti Festival

    By Rick Schultz

    July 18, 2012 | 5:16 pm

    Among the pleasures of the summer music season is the annual iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates, now in its 15th year. iPalpiti (the name translates loosely as “the heartbeats”) is a string orchestra of 28 young professionals from Israel, Tatarstan, Azerbaijan, Norway and...

  • Getty Museum to return Nazi-looted painting

    March 29, 2011 | 3:56 pm

    The Getty Museum in Los Angeles will return a 17th-century Dutch painting looted by the Nazis to the heir of the Jewish art dealer.

    Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker left 1,400 works of art in his Amsterdam gallery when he fled the Nazis in 1940. He died during the escape. His...

  • Piecing together daily life in Terezin

    by Iris Mann

    February 2, 2011 | 12:12 pm

    Erich Lichtblau-Leskly is relatively unknown, but the power of his art — created while he was an inmate of the concentration camp known as the Theresienstadt ghetto — is evident in the exhibition “The Art Of Erich Lichtblau-Leskly” at the newly opened Museum of the Holocaust...

  • C’est magnifique: Manuscript exhibition vividly illuminates the art of Medieval France

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    November 23, 2010 | 11:05 am

    The development of manuscript illumination is perhaps one of the lesser-known chapters in the history of French art, largely overshadowed by the popularity of later — especially Impressionist — painting in France. But, as a new exhibition at the Getty Center shows, artistic...

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