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  • For your consideration

    By Rob Eshman

    January 7, 2009 | 8:20 pm

    While missiles are raining down on the Jews of southern Israel, do you know what's raining down on the Jews of Southern California? Screeners.

    That's right: It's pre-Academy Award season in Hollywood, a time when everyone involved in the movie business receives free DVD copies of all...

  • ‘Golden Boy’ Art Aragon keeps the faith

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The "Golden Boy" celebrity boxer of the 1950s wasn't born into the Tribe. But Art Aragon also wasn't one to let religion interfere with romance.

    "My grandfather wouldn't let my mother marry him because he was a real swinger," Aragon's son, Brad, recalled recently. "So he offered him...

  • Vidal Sassoon—hero of the Jewish people

    By Dennis Wilen

    April 14, 2008 | 10:05 pm

    I was backstage at the Philadelphia-based Mike Douglas show twice.

    The first time had to be like 1970 or so when I was the local stringer for Rolling Stone, and John and Yoko were co-hosting with Mike.  I met them backstage (with Phil Spector) and then watched the show in the...

  • Alex Baum: Wheels of a Dream

    By Robert David Jaffee

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Alex Baum
    Barri Evins

    Alex Baum

    Betty Neymark

    Eve Marcus

    Fran Rosenfield

    Marilyn Harran

    Noah Bleich

    Rebecca Levinson

    Yehoram Uziel

    Yoram Hassid

    Alex Baum, who will be celebrating his 84th birthday on Dec. 30, fought in the French Resistance, survived two and a half years...

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  • In the ring, at the front, boxer Barney Ross packed a punch

    By Robert David Jaffee

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "Barney Ross" by Douglas Century (Schocken and Nextbook, $19.95).
     
    To many sports fans, Shawn Green remains the only recognizable Jewish professional athlete. Green follows a relatively short but impressive line of Jewish baseball stars, one every generation so it seems, kind of...
  • ‘Cinderella’ Villain Not Such a Bad Guy

    By Tom Tugend

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The upcoming "Cinderella Man" chronicles the fall and rise of Depression-era heavyweight champion James Braddock, but the movie is as likely to revive the memory of another title holder, "Jewish" boxer Max Baer.

    In the climactic scene, the movie depicts the 15-round fight in 1935...

  • A Tale of Two Fighters

    By Tom Tugend

    October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "Maybe heroes should be watched from a distance. They're important in time of war, but not so comfortable in time of peace," muses Arnost Lustig toward the end of the documentary "Fighter."

    Lustig is talking about Jan Wiener, the film's title character and Lustig's traveling...

  • Unintended Consequences

    By Susanna Crosby Perrin

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "I tell you, there was never a trip like this before. The motives are terribly sad, but we are going to have a lot of fun. This is another dimension of history." With these words, Arnost Lustig and Jan Wiener, both Jewish survivors of the Shoah, embark on a trip to the Europe of...
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