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  • How a comic book kept this Dutch Jewish couple close but out of Nazis’ reach

    April 25, 2016 | 1:09 pm

    As a Dutch Jewish couple hiding separately from the Nazis, Emmanuel Joels and Hetty van Son were literally drawn together by a comic book of Emmanuel’s romantic invention.

    After narrowly avoiding deportation to Auschwitz thanks to a policeman’s tip, the young...

  • The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    April 3, 2015 | 8:04 am

    If I asked you to name the greatest love story ever told, you would likely mention Wuthering Heights, Anna Karenina, even Romeo and Juliet.  But, no!

    Those pale in comparison to ours.  A good story needs a damsel in distress, a knight in shining armor, and a theatrical ride into...

  • When Harry met Lilly…

    By Tess Cutler

    March 18, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    Rabbi Harry Roth will read this article aloud to his wife, Lillian, after it’s published. They might be sitting in a community dining room or her bedroom, where she dorms with her assigned roommate — referred to as “the retired singer” — separated by a curtain. 

    He’ll read this...

  • Louise…Falling in Love

    By Ellie Kahn, Oral Historian

    December 3, 2014 | 2:33 pm

    Louise Polansky was 98 when she passed away a few days ago, on November 30. I interviewed Louise a few months earlier, and it was a joy to spend the day with her, listening to stories and memories about her life experiences, which covered almost a century.  This is a short excerpt from the interviews, in which Louise describes meeting her husband, Symon, and falling in love with him.
  • Death, destiny and love in ‘Handle with Care’

    November 25, 2014 | 12:25 pm

    Two people who don’t speak the same language manage to communicate and, ultimately, fall in love as the play “Handle With Care” unfolds at The Colony Theatre in Burbank.

    Author Jason Odell Williams said he wrote the play, his first, in 2008 as a vehicle for his Israeli wife,...

  • Boxing, Addiction, Ryan O’Neil, Gorgeous Men & a Great Singles Night

    By Ilana Angel

    September 16, 2011 | 1:37 pm

    Last night I went to the “Knocking out Addiction” boxing event that was held on the roof of the Peterson Automotive Museum here in LA.  It was a fundraising event for Beit T’Shuvah, which is both a residential treatment center for addiction, as well as a temple.  I volunteer...

  • Golan Takes Films to New Heights

    By Amy Klein

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Return from India" is one of the 18 new films, documentaries and TV dramas showing at the 19th Israel Film Festival, from May 28-June 8. Based on A.B. Yehoshua's best-selling book "Open Heart," "India," directed and co-produced by veteran filmmaker Menachem Golan, portrays a...

  • Love Amid Scuds

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Filmmaker Arik Kaplun saw babies everywhere when he moved back to Israel nine months after the Persian Gulf War. "It was a demographic explosion," says the Moscow-born director, who did the math and figured there'd been nooky in the sealed rooms. "I assumed that quite a lot of people...

  • Lilly and Felice’s Tale

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    All afternoon, a despairing Max Fuberback paced his Berlin hotel room, drinking coffee and cognac. For three months the German TV writer-director had been holed up in the hotel, tackling the script of his debut feature film, "Aimée & Jaguar." Based on a 1994 book, the movie was to...

  • An American Love Story

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In 1990, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jennifer Fox met and fell in love with a black man, a bass player who performed in a blues band with one of her friends. "I had the naive sense that it was the '90s and that racism was on the decline," says Fox, 39, who grew up in a Jewish...