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  • The New Yorker’s Bruce Eric Kaplan on His New Book and Judd Apatow TV Series

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 3, 2011 | 2:07 am

    Many people know Bruce Eric Kaplan as BEK, the longtime cartoonist for The New Yorker.  But he’s also worked as a writer on the iconic TV shows “Six Feet Under” and “Seinfeld,” where he penned the episode in which Elaine was enraged by a cryptic New Yorker cartoon.

    To say...

  • NBC’s ‘Kings’ Revamps David, Goliath and Saul

    By Tom Tugend

    March 13, 2009 | 4:21 pm

    Michael Green was walking down a street in Jerusalem in late 2006 when the concept of the new television series “Kings” came into focus.

    “The idea had been roiling my brain for a while,” Green said, so he sat down to write the pilot for “Kings,” while working as writer...

  • New TV series Updates David, Goliath and Saul

    By Tom Tugend

    March 10, 2009 | 5:56 pm

    Young David, King Saul, Goliath and their friends meet again, this time in the new TV series “Kings,” and in a place that looks a lot like a cleaned-up New York City.

    The NBC network has high hopes for the show, which opens with a two-hour premiere on Sunday (3/15) at 8 p.m....

  • Film about interfaith lovers takes Shakespearian turn

    July 23, 2008 | 3:40 pm

    “Who here believes it’s acceptable to marry outside of your faith?”

    The question was posed before a screening of the latest Romeo and Juliet takeoff, “David and Fatima,” at the Laemmle on July 16. About 50 hands went up—a combination of some that shot up like rockets and those of a...

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  • Magen David Adom and the Case for Diplomacy

    By Hillel Neuer

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    GENEVA -- After 75 years, humanitarianism prevailed over rejectionism. Last Thursday, in the early morning hours, delegates to the 29th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, assembled in Geneva from 192 states and 183 relief societies, voted by...

  • Song of the Sons

    By Rabbi Perry Netter

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The centerpiece of the third section of the Tanach, the section known as Ketuvim (the Writings), is the Book of Psalms. The Book of Psalms contains some of the most majestic poetic images in the history of the Hebrew language. They express awe at the artistic power of the Creator and...

  • David: Great Leader or Damaged Hero?

    By Mihal Lemberger

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "The Life of David" by Robert Pinsky (Schocken Books, $19.95).

    Every morning, pious Jews pray to God that "the offspring of Your servant David may speedily flourish ... for we hope for your salvation all day long."

    The hope of future redemption and a return to ancient glory has long...

  • Your Letters

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    David Lehrer

    As a former colleague of David Lehrer, I am shocked and saddened by his firing by Abe Foxman ("Lehrer to Leave," Dec. 28). Lehrer's dedication to the protection of the Jewish community was always tantamount, and he was ever the consummate professional.

    However, I am...

  • Bulgarian Rhapsody

    By Larry Gordon

    February 12, 1998 | 6:59 pm

    The exterior of the 1909 Central Synagogue inSofia. Below, Robert Djerassi, a Bulgarian official of the "JewishJoint" agency on a stairway of the Jewish Community Center with astar of David as part of the rail design

    Photos by Larry Gordon

    When I was asked to teach at a...