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  • ‘Klinghoffer’ ticket-holders talk back

    October 21, 2014 | 12:44 pm

    By now, the complaints of those protesting the Metropolitan Opera’s staging of “The Death of Klinghoffer” are well known.

    The production—depicting the 1985 of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists and the murder of Leon Klinghoffer, a 69-year-old...

  • Novel Tears Down a Sacred Shrine

    By Peter Manseau

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank: A Novel" by Ellen Feldman (W. W. Norton & Company, $23.95).

    One of the more surprising moments in recent music history comes midway through the celebrated 1998 indie rock album, "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea," by the band Neutral Milk Hotel. Hiding in...

  • The Shabbos After

    By Julie G Fax

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Here's a marketing nightmare: You have your biggest and most captive audience of the year, and rather than dangling the kind of well-packaged, enticing tidbits that might draw people back for more, you offer up several hours worth of weighty and complex theological ideas wrapped in...

  • Alan King a Model for Seinfeld, Crystal

    By Peter Ephross

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Many young Americans know comedian Alan King's work -- they just don't realize it.

    The observational style of King, who died this week of lung cancer at age 76, was a model for younger comedians such as Billy Crystal and Jerry Seinfeld.

    Crystal, a close friend, was one of those...

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  • New UJ ‘Tradition’ Starts

    By Leora Alhadeff

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Tevye, Tzeitel, Golde and all the other memorable characters of "Fiddler on the Roof" graced the big screen at the University of Judaism (UJ) on Sunday, April 25, but it was the audience who stole the show.

    Five-hundred people -- some bold enough to come in costume -- sang along...

  • Funny, They Don’t Sound Jewish

    By Rachel Brand

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Laura Bush on Howard Stern; J. Lo waking up with a pimple on her nose; Homer Simpson running for governor of California. No, it's not a slow day on "Live on E!" It's a game of "Scenes from a Hat" -- one of 40 interactive games that improv comedy troupe ¡The Los Hombres! has in its...

  • The World, Observed

    By Rob Eshman

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The moment former Sen. Gary Hart told the audience at the Milken Institute's Global Conference that America is "at a cross roads," Abe Zarem leaned over to me and said, "He's wrong."

    There were 1,500 people sitting in the audience listening to a panel tussle over the United States'...

  • Up Close and Comical

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    ''I'm a ham," said legendary actor-writer-director Carl Reiner.

    "When you're a showoff, you've gotta get on that platform."

    Which is why 80-year-old Reiner is eager to regale the audience with tales of his life in a speaking engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on...

  • Chabad rocks!

    By Michael Aushenker

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Chabad of California's 22nd annual "L'Chaim to Life Telethon," hosted by Dennis Prager, was humming along nicely with a long roster of talent that included classic actors James Caan and Elliott Gould, comic actor Dom DeLuise and Israeli singer David "Dudu" Fisher. Then 10:30 p.m....

  • A Matter of Opinion

    By Carin Davis

    February 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbis to your corners. We want a clean fight, a fair fight, and no hitting below the beard. It's not the WWF Wrestling Smackdown -- it's the JSI rabbinical smackdown, brought to you live by the Jewish Studies Institute (JSI) Talkback Series.

    The series, held at the Museum of...

  • Let’s Make a Difference

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Monty Hall is guiding a visitor past the fine artwork in the foyer of his Spanish-style Beverly Hills home, where you don't see a single memento from the game show that made him a TV icon.

    People mostly remember Hall from "Let's Make a Deal," the landmark show that ran intermittently...

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