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  • Summer film preview: Art, identity, violence and heroism

    10 hours ago

    This summer’s film offerings are heavily sprinkled with foreign fare, much of it dealing with issues of ethnic identity, fundamentalism and genocide.

    But art is the focus of the Russian movie “Chagall-Malevich,” a work of magical realism by filmmaker Aleksandr Mitta that...

  • Five books you should read this summer

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    10 hours ago

    Among the most emblematic figures to emerge in Southern California in the 1960s was Sister Mary Corita, a “rebel nun” whose exuberant artwork captured the spirit of that lively era. Her story is told with both compassion and critical skill by biographer April Dammann in “Corita...

  • Life of the ‘Party’

    By Tom Tugend

    10 hours ago

    The poster for the film “The Farewell Party” shows three senior citizens, two male and one female, sitting together, smiling and stark naked, their private parts strategically covered.

    Contrary to this teaser, the Israeli film is not about some kind of post-menopausal orgy. It...

  • ‘Bent’ but not broken

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    11 hours ago

    After Martin Sherman granted The New York Times an interview about his 1979 play, “Bent,” a groundbreaking drama that for the first time spotlighted the Nazi persecution of gays onstage, the Times reporter phoned Sherman three separate times to confirm whether the author truly...

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  • Good Jews? ‘Bad Jews’? It’s all relative

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    12 hours ago

    In Joshua Harmon’s scathingly funny play “Bad Jews,” opening at the Geffen Playhouse on June 17 (previews begin June 9), two cousins clash ferociously over who has the right to inherit the chai necklace that belonged to their beloved grandfather “Poppy,” which Poppy had preserved...

  • ‘In Focus: Animalia’: Creatures featured at the Getty

    By Avishay Artsy

    14 hours ago

    Images of animals are everywhere these days. Pictures of our friends’ fluffy pets fill our social media feeds. Cuddly cats and baby animal photos serve as websites’ clickbait. While in the Internet age, we may well take these alluring photographs of our four-legged friends for...

  • Child Holocaust survivors get $60 million – in a single day

    14 hours ago

    The Claims Conference sent out payments totaling about $60 million in a single day last week – the first of an estimated 70,000 one-time payments of approximately $2,750 to child survivors of the Holocaust.

    The payments follow the creation last year of a new $190 million Child...

  • ‘Spring Awakening’ finds a voice at Deaf West Theatre

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    3 days ago

    At the beginning of Deaf West Theatre’s reimagining of the rock musical “Spring Awakening,” set in 1890s provincial Germany, a naïve deaf teenager, Wendla, begs her prudish mother to tell her how babies are born.  

    “I’m an aunt for the second time now, and I still have no idea...

  • How good is good enough?

    By Ellie Herman

    3 days ago

    Embarrassing confession: I am addicted to inspirational teacher movies. You know what I’m talking about. Hilary Swank in “Freedom Writers,” Michelle Pfeiffer in “Dangerous Minds,” Edward James Olmos in “Stand and Deliver,” Sidney Poitier in “To Sir, With Love.”  

    Those teachers...

  • Family legacy continues at Yeshiva, times five: A story of Modern Orthodoxy in America

    By Simone Wilson

    3 days ago

    Two columns of Yeshiva University graduates — one of young women, in blow-outs and stilettos; and one of young men, the knots of their skinny ties peeking out above their robes — filed into Prudential Center, home arena of the New Jersey Devils, on May 17. They whooped and hooted,...

  • Family’s link to VBS is all relative

    By Ryan Torok

    3 days ago

    Sometimes the old adage really is true: The family that prays together stays together. The Braun family, whom Valley Beth Shalom is honoring at its June 7 “Living Our Legacy: Celebrating the Best of Valley Beth Shalom” ceremony, is a family whose relationship with VBS spans five...

  • Obituaries: Week of May 29-June 3

    6 days ago

    Joan Adelman died May 5 at 72. Survived by daughter Lisa (Charles) Oxman; son David (Sheri); 3 grandchildren; sister Sandra Zivick. Hillside

    Valerie Bass died April 30 at 77. Survived by daughter Deborah (Richard) Brada; son Daryl; sister June Allen; 2 grandchildren. Hillside

    ...

  • Anne Meara, TV and stage actress, dies at 85

    By Tom Teicholz

    6 days ago

    Anne Meara, an Emmy- and Tony-nominated actress, who with her husband, Jerry Stiller, performed as one-half of successful comedy duo Stiller and Meara, died May 23. She was 85.

    Meara was born in 1929 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to an Irish-Catholic family. She met Stiller in 1953 at a...

  • Holocaust lessons brought live to classrooms

    By Avishay Artsy

    6 days ago

    “When you see injustice, stand up.” 

    That’s the message Paula Lebovics wants her audiences to remember. On May 13, the 81-year-old survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp shared her story in person with three young students at USC, but their discussion went much further — it...

  • Wanted: More women in Los Angeles City Hall

    By Bill Boyarsky

    6 days ago

    What Los Angeles City Hall needs is a strong Jewish woman.

    Nothing against the three Jewish men who occupy citywide offices — Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer and Controller Ron Galperin. But they’re so quiet, so devoted to working behind the scenes that it’s easy to...

  • Tribute to the man reviving the Breed Street Shul

    By Ryan Torok

    6 days ago

    Stephen Sass wiped tears from his eyes as he took the stage May 17 to receive an award recognizing his leadership toward the renovation of the century-old Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights. 

    Although his work over about the past 15 years has been tough going at times, he said...

  • Do Paths Diverge? Is there a Fork in the Road? or Do Paths Run Together Again?

    6 days ago

    Now in my early 50’s, I’ve lived longer than either of my parents did.  My dad died at 44 and my mom died at 48, just before my 20th birthday.

    Over the years, particularly on those challenging parenting days, I often thought about how my parents managed family, work, life.  I...

  • Obama loves the wrong Israel

    By David Suissa

    1 week ago

    Every time I hear President Barack Obama tell us how much he loves Israel, I feel like asking him: Which one?

    Apparently, he’s not too crazy about the current Israel. The Israel that owns his heart is the one from before 1967, when the Jewish state was a noble little nation...

  • Obama: I have same high expectations of Israel as I do of U.S.

    2 weeks ago

    WASHINGTON (JTA) – President Barack Obama has a message for American Jews: I don’t shy away from disagreeing with Israel publicly, because I care about Israel and our shared values.

    The president marked Jewish American Heritage Month with a speech Friday at Washington’s oldest...

  • My dad was in the Army

    2 weeks ago

    My dad was like no other. 

    He was an accomplished CPA. That in itself might not seem so unusual, but how many accountants do you know who are also adept at wilderness survival? He could identify all of the animal tracks and scat. He knew the differences between poison ivy and...

  • Heroes to Heroes helps U.S. soldiers heal their psychic wounds

    2 weeks ago

    With his two kids out of the house, retired Army Sgt. Harrison Manyoma planned to commit suicide on Aug. 10, 2012. But a Jewish mother from New Jersey derailed his plans. 

    Judy Schaffer started Heroes to Heroes after meeting wounded war veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center...

  • A German Jew who served the U.S. at Utah Beach

    2 weeks ago

    “Col. James Van Fleet took me aside and said, ‘Bodlander, since you speak both French and German, I want you on my boat when we go ashore. And, incidentally, I will be the first person to step onto land; you’ll be the second,’ ” Walter Bodlander said in a recent interview.

    ...
  • URJ and NFTY sued over sand fly bites on Israel youth trip

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks ago

    Parents of four Jewish high school students in Los Angeles County filed a lawsuit on May 4 alleging that the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) and its youth movement, the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), did not adequately warn and protect their children from infected...

  • Moving and Shaking: Celebrate Israel Festival

    2 weeks ago

    Finished projects in the festival’s arts and crafts area. Photo by Siara Groch

    Israeli Scouts parade with American and Israeli flags during the May 17 Celebrate Israel Festival, organized by the Israeli-American Council. Photo courtesy of IAC

    Miri Shepher, chair of the...

  • Arms open wide to embrace everything Israel

    2 weeks ago

    The smell of schnitzel was in the air. The sounds of Israeli music and Hebrew were, too. But love … that remained firmly earthbound at the Celebrate Israel Festival, held May 17 at Rancho Park.

    That’s where a giant, 12-foot-tall replica of the Ahava (“love” in Hebrew) sculpture...

  • Car accident puts inventor on his life’s path

    By Ayala Or-el

    2 weeks ago

    Josh (Yehoshua) Shachar’s resume is impressive: more than 160 patents on innovations he has helped develop, founder of more than 10 high-tech companies and author of countless research papers. A typical day for him could mean working on multimillion-dollar aircraft and missiles for...

  • Talmudic temptation

    2 weeks ago

    From a glass-enclosed cabinet in her Westchester home office, historical novelist Maggie Anton removed a small clay pot. Indicating the Hebrew characters inscribed on the pot in the same Aramaic text as in the Talmud, she noted the rough outline of a demonic form inside the...

  • A message to centrist American Jews: Time to speak out

    2 weeks ago

    We’ve just celebrated Israel’s 67th Independence Day —– a remarkable achievement that makes us proud. But more and more American Jews worry that the sharpening divisions in our community are hampering our efforts to help Israel achieve long-term security and peace.

    And...

  • The trauma of privilege

    2 weeks ago

    I have been in the center of the swirl of awareness about the unintended consequences of affluence and privilege on our children. I meet these youngsters and their families when crisis penetrates the denial system and they arrive at Beit T’Shuvah, the recovery community I founded...

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