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  • Adam Gopnik: Doctor, Doctor! There’s a joke in my Judaism

    By Susan Freudenheim

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It all began with a Purim spiel. Seven years ago, the much-loved New Yorker magazine writer Adam Gopnik was living in a kind of secular New York Jewish limbo.

    Then he got an invitation from the Jewish Museum to serve as Purimspieler -- the one who tells the Purim story. That...
  • See Jane Shlep

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "See Jane shlep,

    Shlep, Jane shlep,

    Shlep, shlep, shlep."

    This is not your parent's primer. This is "Yiddish With Dick and Jane," a new parody by Ellis Weiner and Barbara Davilman, who will be reading their work this Sunday, Sept. 19 at the Skirball Cultural Center.

    The story of...

  • Shearer Enjoyment

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    On the sunny porch of his Santa Monica cottage, a scruffy-looking Harry Shearer, Los Angeles' preeminent satirist, is describing his fascination with an all-male power retreat called the Bohemian Grove. It began about nine years ago when the caustic, 58-year-old humorist started...

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