Jewish Journal

Moses: A Life

By Helen Schary Motro

November 18, 1999 | 7:00 pm

If Jonathan Kirsch's purpose in writing "Moses: A Life," was to offer the reader a mightily researched, comprehensive chronicle of midrashic, scholarly, secular, Christian and even some... read full article
  • The Real-Life ‘Story of Us’

    By Rob Eshman

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When radio-humorist Howard Stern announced earlier this month that he and his wife Alison were separating after 21 years of marriage, he was, according to therapist and author Dr. Betty Polston, right in keeping with a disturbing trend. The divorce rate in America is declining,...
  • Soy Vey! A Shavuot Without Milk

    By Rob Eshman

    May 13, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The Jewish holiday of Shavuot, on May 21, is about the last time of year you would want to talk to Beth Ginsberg or her boss, Michael Milken. Ginsberg is Milken's chef, and together they co-authored the best-selling "The Taste of Living Cookbook: Mike Milken's Favorite Recipes for...

  • Protect Your Head

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Every few years, we Angelenos are reminded that this is Earthquake Country. Then, before the last FEMA check is cashed, we forget.

    But not Hannah Givon. Givon moved to Los Angeles from Waterbury, Conn., with her two young children shortly before the 1971 Sylmar quake. That shook her...

  • He Said, She Said, We Said

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    "Two Jews, Three Opinions" (Berkeley, $24.95) is the kind of book you assume has been around for centuries, if only because the concept has. But it's new, and well worth picking up. The brainchild of Sandee Brawarsky and Deborah Mark, it is a thick and juicy compilation of...

  • The Artistry of ‘Art’

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    January 21, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    n it debuted in the summer of 1994, Saveur reinvented the food magazine genre by focusing, like any good chef, as much on ingredients as on finished dishes. With its expertly lit and angled close-ups, the magazine gave food the same kind of attention most magazines devote to...

  • An Award of His Own

    By Rob Eshman

    January 14, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    It is strange to be alone with Billy Crystal. He's still funny, insightful, charming -- but the venue is all wrong. The Castle Rock headquarters where he works in Beverly Hills has all the ambience of a mortgage brokerage. Crystal's own office is more homey: Craftsman furniture, a...

  • Arts

    By Rob Eshman

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Explaining Hitler: An Interview with Ron Rosenbaum

    By Rob Eshman, Managing Editor

    If you were alive in 1918 and bumped into an undistinguished German army corporal named Adolf Hitler, wouldn't you have been duty-bound to murder him? Just more than 10 years...

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