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  • Spectator

    By Diane Arieff

    March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Attorney GerrySchubert may be a relatively familiar face in Orange County; alongtime resident of Yorba Linda and a member at Mission Viejo'sCongregation Eilat, Schubert is actively involved in JewishFederation projects. But, soon, he may become better known for therelease of his...

  • Multimedia Ode to Jerusalem

    By Diane Arieff

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Asaf Medina, one of the members of theKeshet Chaim Dance Ensemble

    Local dance ensemble Keshet Chaim willtake the stage for Israel's 50th

    By Diane Arieff Zaga,Arts Editor

    The mood in the Jewish state may not be one ofcelebration at the moment, but plans to commemorate the...

  • The Chief of Staff

    By Diane Arieff

    January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Abraham Joshua Heschel said that he prayed for one thing: the giftof wonder. He prayed for astonishment, for the capacity to besurprised. As he wrote, "I try not to be stale. I try to remainyoung. I have one talent, and that is the capacity to be tremendouslysurprised at life and at...

  • PhotographyImages from the Territory of Belief

    By Diane Arieff

    January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Top, "Encampent in the Wilderness of Paran, Sinai," circa 1875.Above, "Moses' Well, Jebel Musa," 1868-69. Below "Arab Man inProfile," from the 1850s. Photos from "Revealing the Holy Land,"1997.

     

    In the company of his friend, fellow world traveler andphotographer Maxime du Camp, French...

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  • The Chief of Staff

    By Diane Arieff

    January 22, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Abraham Joshua Heschel said that he prayed for one thing: the giftof wonder. He prayed for astonishment, for the capacity to besurprised. As he wrote, "I try not to be stale. I try to remainyoung. I have one talent, and that is the capacity to be tremendouslysurprised at life and at...

  • A Hole in Kosher L.A.

    By Diane Arieff

    December 11, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    A Hole in Kosher L.A.

    By deciding to introduce meat products into itsformerly all-dairy outlets, Noah's Bagels has provoked a strongresponse from observant Jewish noshers

    By Diane Arieff Zaga, Arts Editor

    You can tinker with the "classic" Coke recipe, add color to thegray New York...

  • Tummeling

    By Diane Arieff

    December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Tummeling

    Toward the Millennium

    The 2000 Year Old Man is alive, well and still doesn't touchfried food

    By Diane Arieff Zaga, Arts Editor

    Before Carl Reiner invented the "Dick Van Dyke Show" and thetemperamental, toupee-clad Alan Brady, before Mel Brooks was aYiddish-spouting Indian chief...

  • The City by

    By Diane Arieff

    November 20, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Once-sleepy Haifa is now a tourist mecca, and MayorAmram Mitzna is spreading the word

    By Diane Arieff Zaga, Arts Editor

    It's a long road from the West Bank to Beverly Hills, but ifthere's anyone equipped to navigate it gracefully, it's Amram Mitzna.

    In 1987, near the end of an...

  • Spectator

    By Diane Arieff

    November 20, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    "Matchmaker" (left) and "Wedding," from Beth Grossman's"Passage" series on display in "Women of the Book."

    When you think of "art books," a thick, slickly produced tomecomes to mind -- the kind of immovable slab meant to sit on anexpensive coffee table. "Artist books," however, are...

  • And I Still See Their Faces: Images of Polish Jews

    By Diane Arieff

    November 13, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Polish Jewry before the war is the subject of a powerfulphoto exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance

    By Diane Arieff Zaga, Arts Editor

    Photo from "And I Still See Their Faces: Images of PolishJews"

    Anyone who has ever gazed at a worn sepia-toned family photographwith a mixture of curiosity,...

  • Spectator

    By Diane Arieff

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Stefane Zamarano and Jeff Lewis in a skit from "Acme inthe Sky with Diamonds," in Hollywood.

     

    Acme Comedy Theatre's Skit and Miss

    By Diane Arieff Zaga,

    Arts Editor

    The Acme Comedy Theatre's new main-stage show is entitled "Acme inthe Sky with Diamonds," and while some of these skits do...

  • L.A. Sukkot Confidential

    By Diane Arieff

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

     

    Etrog Container. Augsburg. c.1670. Photo from"Jewish Art" 1995, courtesy of The Skirball

    Cultural Center

    During the last days of summer, Iconfess that our most focused family activity seems to be the annualpilgrimage to Target for new lunchboxes. All of that changes whenSeptember...

  • A Window to the Soul

    By Diane Arieff

    September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Laila Robins and Brian Cox in a scene from "Skylight"by David Hare

     

    A romantic might regard a skylight as a window facing the sun --evidence of the universal but private human impulse to reach up, todream. But seen through a different lens, a skylight is a dangerouskind of artifice --...

  • Read Me a Story

    By Diane Arieff

    July 31, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Sure, the children's shelves at bookstores are crowded with schlocky merchandising tie-ins and humorless "P.C." stories that groan under the weight of their own environmental and multi-culti lessons. But look a bit more carefully; you'll find the kinds of books that create those...
  • Straight Talk About Blacks and Jews

    By Diane Arieff

    July 24, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Issac Bitton meets Peter Noel, the man who saved his life during the Crown Heights riots.
    Among Jews, the subject of black-Jewish relations inevitably brings to the surface two impassioned, if not unrelated sentiments: a liberal nostalgia for the integrated social activism of days...
  • On Rubber Bullets, Love and Satire

    By Diane Arieff

    July 10, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    "Rubber Bullets: Power and Conscience in Modern Israel," by Yaron Ezrahi (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997, $25.00)

    In this masterfully written, illuminating book, the rubber-coated steel bullets the IDF used to quell the intifada embody the dilemmas of power and conscience in the...

  • Art as History’s Witness

    By Diane Arieff

    June 26, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Left: "Competitors for Potatoes" by Eli Leskley. "Many [paintings] ... are like ghoulishly bright cartoons in which the subject matter is anything but funny.'"

    Art as History's Witness

    Paintings from Terezin are on exhibit at the Jewish Federation Building

    By Diane Arieff Zaga, Arts...

  • Spectator

    By Diane Arieff

    June 26, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Elizabeth Rodgers, co-director of the documentary, "Exodus 1947."

    In July 1947, a Chesapeake Bay steamer loaded with 4,500 Holocaust survivors was attacked by the British navy on its way to Palestine. The ship was called Exodus 1947, and its aborted voyage galvanized world opinion...

  • America, Set to Music

    By Diane Arieff

    June 19, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Coalhouse Walker Jr.
    (Brian Stokes Mitchell),
    a ragtime pianist brimming
    with confidence and plans
    for the future

    America, Set to Music

    By Diane Arieff Zaga, Arts Editor

    Broadway-

    bound

    'Ragtime'

    reaches

    deep

    into the

    heart of

    Doctorow's

    novel and

    pulls out

    a rousing,

    epic musical

    After the...

  • Families, Then and Now

    By Diane Arieff

    June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Joel Grishaver. The Bible is rich in stories of passion, plagues, miracles and betrayals, but what about good parenting?

    "In truth, there is no good fathering in the Bible," said author and Jewish educator Joel Grishaver.

    Grishaver, who was asked by the Skirball Cultural Center to...

  • Spectator

    By Diane Arieff

    May 29, 1997 | 8:00 pm


    Israel Through an Artist's Eyes

    By Diane Arieff Zaga,

    Arts Editor

    If you didn't know that David Rose was one of our priceless assets, proceed to his pen and ink drawings on exhibit at the University of Judaism's Platt Gallery. A look at this lively body of work suggests that virtually...

  • the Spectator     With Reprise, Marcia Seligson banks on the public’s desire for the return of the

    By Diane Arieff

    May 15, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Marcia Seligson is the prime mover and shaker behind Reprise, a new theater organization determined to mount local, first-class revival productions of Broadway musicals.

    Marcia Seligson is a self-described "musical theater fanatic" and the prime mover and shaker behind Reprise, a new...

  • Innocence Lost

    By Diane Arieff

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    -- Richard Rodriguez, in the afterword to "Fast Forward"

    From top: book cover, Photojournalist Lauren Greenfield; photo from exhibit "Ashleigh, 13, with her friend and parents, Santa Monica." Signs of the times: At an upscale bar mitzvah party in Santa Monica, 13-year-old boys in...

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