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  • Filming Jewry’s greatest stories

    April 4, 2016 | 3:59 pm

    Hollywood was largely founded by Jews, who to this day constitute a large percentage of America’s mainstream filmmaking community. Perhaps more than anywhere else, Jews are conspicuously powerful in the moviemaking industry and have been since its inception over a century ago.

  • ‘The Ben Hecht Show’ highlights spiritual side of the Oscar-winning screenwriter

    July 29, 2015 | 10:33 am

    His star has largely faded with the years, but in his day — the 1920s through the mid-’60s — writer Ben Hecht was an icon. James Sherman, who created and performs a one-man play about Hecht called “The Ben Hecht Show,” currently at the Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood, said he...

  • “We Will Never Die”—Again. Still.

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    August 28, 2014 | 4:01 pm

    It is 1943. A sizable percentage of Europe's Jews have already perished. In response to the world's (and America's) silence in the face of unremitting evil, as well as their growing frustration with American policy and their contempt for Hollywood's "fear of offending its European...

  • What Hollywood moguls don’t do for Israel

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 27, 2014 | 11:00 am

    I sometimes feel wistfully nostalgic for a Hollywood that no longer exists. I can’t pinpoint when it existed, or even describe it exactly — to define it would diminish it — but I can tell you that it flourished during a “golden age,” a classic era, and that it was impossibly dreamy...

  • ‘Forgotten Hero’ of the Shoah Peter Bergson gets his due times two

    By Tom Tugend

    July 30, 2008 | 10:58 pm

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, bowing to a high-profile petition campaign, agreed last week to include the story of the Peter Bergson Group in its permanent exhibit.

    By coincidence, and at the same time, the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles presented the West Coast...

  • L.A. Pageant Raised Curtain on Holocaust

    By Dr. Rafael Medoff

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Sixty years ago this week, many residents of Los Angeles became aware of the Nazi Holocaust for the first time, thanks to a dramatic pageant staged at the Hollywood Bowl by an alliance of Jewish activists and Hollywood celebrities.

    The pageant, called, "We Will Never Die," was the...