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  • The classic Szyk haggadah becomes a modern masterpiece of the digital age

    By Tom Tugend

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    There's a 1,000-year-old haggadah, there's an Internet haggadah, and now there is a new $15,000 Arthur Szyk Haggadah.

    Szyk (pronounced Shick) was a Jew, a Pole, an American, and always an artist, whose brilliant paintings and cartoons could give new life to ancient traditions or...

  • Books: Czech teen’s words and art put a face on the Holocaust for me

    By Daniel A. Olivas

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I attended grades one through eight at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Los Angeles during a time of great unrest in our country -- the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., police brutality against war protesters during the Chicano Moratorium....
  • Books: Shmegegis of old, shmegegis of gold

    By Hank Rosenfeld

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Old Jewish Comedians," illustrated by Drew Friedman, edited by Monte Beauchamp. (Fantagraphics Books, $14.95) www.fantagraphics.com .

    "Weep before God. Laugh before people."
    -- Jewish Folk-Saying.

    Who doesn't love old Jewish comedians? Those mamzers of mirth and halutzim of humor...

  • Sondheim Knows How to Book ‘Em

    By Robert David Jaffee

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Some people begin collecting because they've coveted certain objects for as long as they can remember. Others collect as an investment. And, of course, there are poseurs who hire prestige dealers to buy them trendy art because they want to be viewed as taste mavens.

    Harry Sondheim, a...

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  • Shoah-Era Opera an Allegory of Victory

    By Gaby Wenig

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When she was 11 years old, Ella Weisberger got her first starring role, playing the cat in a children's opera called, "Brundibar."

    But Weisberger didn't perform in a grand concert hall; instead she sang in the barracks of Terezin, the "model" concentration camp that the Nazis set up...

  • Arafat,the Anti-Icon

    By Josh Mitnick

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Leaders of the world have called him irrelevant, and indeed he has been largely replaced in world affairs. But in an exhibit at Tel Aviv's Dvir Gallery, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is as relevant as ever as the foil for a young art curator's homage to Israeli culture.

    Consisting...

  • A Children’s Book That’s Infectious

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 23, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "I'm in awe of animals," Winnick says. "I think they're amazing. They teach me about basic truths."

    "Barn Sneeze," which chronicles the journey of a sneeze that affects poultry and porcine alike, is sure to prove contagious among tots as well. The book benefits from Winnick's loose...

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