Jewish Journal

  • The pioneers: A revealing look at Israel’s early prime ministers

    by Tom Tugend

    September 6, 2013 | 2:29 pm

    Moriah Films, the documentary-making arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, has bitten off another solid chunk of Israeli history in “The Prime Ministers,”...

  • The people’s architect: A retrospective displays Moshe Safdie’s global vision

    by Tom Teicholz

    September 6, 2013 | 2:15 pm

    The Skirball Cultural Center, which stands at the crest of Sepulveda and Mulholland just west of the 405 Freeway, was built on a dump. Literally. Who...

  • ‘Einstein on the Beach’ finally hits L.A.’s shore

    by Rick Schultz

    September 6, 2013 | 2:09 pm

    The 1976 premiere of “Einstein on the Beach” shook audiences up, recalling the shock at Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” in 1913. There was something...

  • Rediscovering Ben-Haim

    by Rick Schultz

    September 6, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    In 1920, Paul Frankenburger was 23 and an up-and-coming German conductor and composer. For the next four years, he assisted two of the greatest...

  • Must-see TV

    by Gerri Miller

    September 6, 2013 | 1:32 pm

    It’s September at last, when summer reruns and C-level realty shows cede their timeslots to returning favorites and new contenders. This fall’s...

  • In ‘Zaytoun,’ an unusual alliance

    by Iris Mann

    September 6, 2013 | 1:28 pm

    Beirut, Lebanon, 1982, at the dawn of the Lebanese Civil War: A young Palestinian boy living at the Shatila refugee camp forges an unlikely bond with an...

  • Little-known stories live large on screen

    by Iris Mann

    September 6, 2013 | 12:45 pm

    Several tales largely unknown to mainstream audiences are brought to the fore in many of this fall’s cinematic offerings.

    Among these is “Kill Your...

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