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  • West Coast Chabad celebrates 50 years with annual telethon

    By tessc

    September 9, 2014 | 5:22 pm

    It’s become Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin’s token slogan: “Call the music! Call the tote!” 

    He belted it out after a live segment with actor Jon Voight during Chabad’s 34th annual “To Life” telethon on Sept. 7. Music blasted, the tote board displaying the amount of money raised so...

  • George Segal on ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs,’ ‘Where’s Poppa?’ and playing Jewish

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 28, 2013 | 11:31 am

    Actor George Segal, the late film critic Roger Ebert once noted, “is good at playing the harassed son of the archetypical Jewish mother. In ‘No Way to Treat a Lady” [1968], he was the vice cop whose mother kept wanting him to finish his soup before rushing to rescue Lee Remick.”

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  • The Jewish Soul of Ray Donovan

    By Abe Fried-Tanzer

    July 8, 2013 | 8:20 am

    Welcome back to Awards Material. After a quiet start to the summer, we’re back just in time for Emmy nominations, which will be announced next week. But first, let’s take a look at a new show that won’t contend until next year’s awards. Ray Donovan premiered on Showtime last Sunday...

  • Rod Lurie On Dustin Hoffman and His Remake of Sam Peckinpah’s “Straw Dogs”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 23, 2011 | 2:48 pm

    The last time I spoke with Israeli-born writer-director Rod Lurie—whose remake of Sam Peckinpah’s controversial film, “Straw Dogs,” opened this past week – was before the premiere of “The Contender” (2000), his political thriller about a female U.S. senator (Joan Allen) who...

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  • He Mines the Mannerisms

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Don't tell Elliott Gould his hysterically shticky "Ocean's Eleven" character Ruben Tischkoff, is a negative Jewish stereotype. Sure, Tischkoff -- wearing a gauche gold Magen David -- says "schmuck" a lot and forks out bucks to finance the con in the Las Vegas heist flick.

    But then...

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