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  • James Franco’s bar mitzvah spectacular

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    October 20, 2015 | 10:00 am

    Rabbi Brian Zachary Mayer has helped plenty of students prepare for bar or bat mitzvah ceremonies, and, in some ways, the one he officiated on Oct. 3 was no different. It involved months of serious study, a special bar mitzvah speech and even a mitzvah project.

    “It was like any...

  • March 9-15

    By Ryan Torok

    March 6, 2013 | 5:11 am

    SUN MARCH 10

    “ISRAEL IN 3-D”

    Explore multiple dimensions of Israel with Arieh Saposnik, director of UCLA’s Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, UCLA political science professor Steven Spiegel, visiting scholars and others during this One-Day University program at UCLA....

  • Brandon Cronenberg’s ‘Antiviral’ oozes into AFI Fest

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 3, 2012 | 12:06 am

    Exploding heads, techno-genitals, mutant offspring, a humanoid fly. Such are some of the monstrous images in David Cronenberg’s early “body horror” films, a la “Videodrome,” “Scanners,” “The Brood” and, of course, 1986’s “The Fly, ” starring Jeff Goldblum. Now Cronenberg’s...

  • Jeff Goldblum goes to the head of the class

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 10, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    Early in Theresa Rebeck’s comic play, “Seminar,” four aspiring writers cower in an Upper West Side New York apartment as Leonard (Jeff Goldblum), their imperious creative writing teacher, scans just one page of a short story before lambasting its author. The short story’s heroine,...

  • The genesis of psychoanalysis [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 23, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    How the brilliant, disturbed Sabina Spielrein influenced Freud and Jung

    It is the summer of 1912 in “A Dangerous Method” — a film whose storyline is drawn from real-life events — and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), a young Russian-Jewish psychoanalyst, is discussing with...

  • In ‘Adam Resurrected,’ Jeff Goldblum reanimates controversial Shoah survivor

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 30, 2008 | 3:57 am

    In order to play the lead in "Adam Resurrected," Jeff Goldblum said he spent "months crying and crawling around on all fours."

    In the movie -- which makes its Los Angeles premiere at the AFI Film Festival and is adapted from Yoram Kaniuk's controversial 1969 novel -- Goldblum...