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  • Posen Foundation launching new Jewish studies fellowships

    October 23, 2012 | 11:29 am

    The Posen Foundation will launch a fellowship for six Jewish studies scholars and two fiction writers.

    The international fellowship will aim to support emerging Jewish academics and authors while they embark on their studies, according to Advisory Committee chair David Biale....

  • Stations of the Six-Pointed Star

    By Rob Eshman

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The two greatest Jewish inventions of the 20th century are, to my mind at least, Hollywood and Israel.

    Yes, there were individual Jews whose genius shaped the past century -- Freud, Marx, Einstein and, of course, Bob Dylan -- but Hollywood and Israel are two enterprises a great many...

  • Q-&-A with Jonah Lehrer

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jonah Lehrer has worked in the lab of a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist and as a line chef at the renowned New York restaurants Le Cirque 2000 and Le Bernardin. He's been a Rhodes scholar and, in late October, became a published author with his already widely acclaimed book...
  • Beit LosCon greets Shabbat, geek style

    By Adam Wills

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Even if you've never been to a sci-fi convention, you could probably guess what you'd encounter. And likely you wouldn't be too far off.

    Fanboys and fangirls turn up at a 'con' to learn behind-the-scenes details of favorite franchises, and many come dressed in character, sporting...

  • Come, let us reason

    By Rob Eshman

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The Writers Strike is a Jewish issue.

    How do I know that? Because everyone is saying it's not. The writers who are demanding a larger share of DVD rights and residuals for their work and the producers who refuse to give it to them both say, repeatedly, that despite the fact that so...

  • Writers’ strike is not a Jewish story

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Are you Jewish?"

    With some discomfort, I asked that question repeatedly of the 300-plus picketers in front of CBS Studio Center in Studio City on

    Monday, the first day of the strike by the Writers Guild of America.

    It was an awkward query not because I feared dismissal -- after...

  • Tour Puts Kosher Boy Scout in Limelight

    By Susan Josephs

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    As a kid growing up in Philadelphia, Edward Schwarzschild did a stint as a Kosher Boy Scout and hated it.

    "Carrying two sets of dishes into the wilderness was a real turn-off for me," he said.

    Now 40, Schwarzschild hails from a venerable tradition of writers who have mined...

  • A Peek Behind the Curtain of Oz

    By Helen Epstein

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "A Tale of Love and Darkness," by Amos Oz (Harcourt, $26).

    Since 1968, when his novel "My Michael" -- exquisitely narrated by a despairing young wife in Jerusalem -- mesmerized thousands of readers, Amos Oz has been recognized as one of Israel's most gifted and prolific authors....

  • Thanks for the Memories, Bob

    By Gabriella Burman

    July 31, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Who's A Jew" may be our tribe's favorite trivia game, but when it came to Bob Hope -- who died July 27 at 100 -- his ski-slope nose gave it away: the comedian was not Jewish.

    But his comedy, inescapably, was. The British Protestant referred to the Academy Awards, which he hosted...

  • Hidden Stacks

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Read any good Hebrew books lately?

    If you live in the Valley -- we'll assume you read Hebrew -- you'll most likely have picked up the latest Ram Oren techno-thriller or Naomi Ragen frummie-potboiler at the recently opened Steimatzky bookstore on Ventura Boulevard near Corbin.