Jewish Journal

  • ‘Oy’ bring the past to the present at Culver City’s Actors’ Gang

    by Iris Mann, Contributing Writer

    July 5, 2012 | 10:30 am

    For Academy Award-winning actor Tim Robbins, who founded Actors’ Gang and serves as its artistic director, presenting plays that are relevant to our time is paramount for the company. To that end, the Culver City-based theater’s current offering is the U.S. premiere of “Oy,”...

  • Italy’s Camila Giorgi falls in Wimbledon’s round of 16


    July 2, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Camila Giorgi, an Italian Jewish player, lost in her upset bid to reach Wimbledon’s quarterfinals.

    Giorgi, 20, who coming into the prestigious tournament was ranked 145th in the world, was beaten by Poland’s third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-2, 6-3, on Monday in London.


  • At MOCA, Land Art speaks softly, carries a big stick

    by Jonathan Maseng, Contributing Writer

    June 27, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    The Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MOCA) newest exhibition, “Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974,” on view through Sept. 3 at the Geffen Contemporary, raises one important question: Just what is Land Art? If you think it is easily answered, you are probably wrong. When it comes...

  • Nascent Israeli lacrosse team sticking out, surprisingly, in European tourney

    by Adam Soclof, JTA

    June 26, 2012 | 3:51 pm

    Israel’s national lacrosse team is clinging to a one-goal lead with 20 seconds remaining when the referee blows his whistle—the Wales coach wants a stick check on an Israeli player.

    The challenge fails, the stick is legal and the Israelis go on to upset heavily favored Wales,...

  • Irving Berlin: ‘master of secular religion’

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    June 26, 2012 | 12:05 pm

    “What Irving Berlin did for the modern musical theatre,” Alan Lerner once quipped, “was to make it possible.”

    But Jeffrey Magee, author of “Irving Berlin’s American Musical Theater” (Oxford University Press: $35), appears to believe that Lerner’s praise is an understatement...

  • New $1 million ‘Jewish Nobel Prize’ established


    June 26, 2012 | 10:21 am

    The establishment of the Genesis Prize, which is being touted as a “Jewish Nobel Prize” and worth $1 million, was announced.

    The international prize was announced Tuesday in a statement from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that included Jewish Agency Chairman...

  • Youkilis traded from Red Sox to White Sox


    June 25, 2012 | 10:49 am

    Kevin Youkilis is changing his Sox: The three-time All-Star was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Chicago White Sox.

    Youkilis, who is Jewish, was sent to the American League Central Division club on Sunday for utilityman Brent Lillibridge and right-hander Zach Stewart, who was...

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