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  • Jewish masters of magic materialize at Skirball

    April 25, 2011 | 6:43 pm

    Prestidigitation as a Jewish vocation? Could there be such a thing as Yiddeshe legerdemain? Pulling an answer out of its hat, the Skirball Cultural Center is set to open two shows: a traveling exhibition that originated at the Jewish Museum in New York, “Houdini: Art and Magic,”...

  • How to Make a Yiddish Musical

    By Melville Shavelson

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Update: August 9, 2007: Oscar-nominated screenwriter Mel Shavelson died yesterday at 90.
    When I got the call from Montreal, fortunately I was sitting down. The woman said her name was Bryna Wasserman, and she wanted to produce a musical based on the film I had made about Harry...

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