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  • ‘Wish I Was Here’: Zach Braff on love, his new movie and being a Jew

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 16, 2014 | 9:28 am

    Actor Zach Braff was ensconced on a terrace at the Four Seasons Hotel, decked out in striped pants, red shoes and a brown shirt adorned with a button inscribed with one word: “Love.”

    “A friend gave it to me when I was going through a tough time,” said Braff, who is best-known for...

  • June 8–14

    By Ryan Torok

    June 7, 2013 | 2:39 pm

    SAT JUNE 8 

    “AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL” 

    Fresh from the killing fields of the Vietnam War, American hippie Mike lands in Israel clad in dirty jeans, beads and a crude rabbit-fur vest in writer-director Amos Sefer’s early-’70s cult film. Murderous mimes, bloodthirsty sharks,...

  • Encountering Jews on TV this Awards Season

    By Abe Fried-Tanzer

    December 24, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Since the next two months will undoubtedly be all about the Oscars, let’s take a moment to recognize the Jewish characters to be found among those nominee lists that reward television too. The two major awards bodies that also serve as Oscar predictors are the Screen Actors Guild...

  • Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin in Israel to film ‘Homeland’

    May 10, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    American actress Claire Danes arrived in Israel to film the second season of the popular television series “Homeland.”

    Danes and co-star Mandy Patinkin both arrived in Israel on Wednesday, and were photographed at their Tel Aviv hotel, according to reports. They are expected to...

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  • At home, on stage and screen

    March 15, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    Somewhere in Creede, Colo., en route to a mountain cabin in Santa Fe, N.M., Mandy Patinkin is above 10,000 feet. “If I sound stupid, it’s because there’s no oxygen up here,” he says.

    No chance of that. In fact, Patinkin — a legitimate star of stage, screen and song for...

  • TV Military Drama ‘Homeland’ Taps Into America’s Psyche

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 19, 2011 | 4:04 pm

    Producer and writer Howard Gordon’s TV shows have reflected uncannily the American psyche since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.

    “24,” the Fox drama he helped mold into the Emmy-winning thriller about terrorist-busting super patriot Jack Bauer, premiered just...

  • Sondheim and Yiddish songs are ‘like prayer’ for Patinkin

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm


    Mandy Patinkin performs "Finishing the Hat" in Sunday in the Park with George
    "I have acquired a taste for Patinkin verging on addiction," Clive Barnes wrote in the New York Post in 2001.

    Maybe you know him as Inigo Montoya, the Spanish fencer in "The Princess Bride," who shouts,...

  • Good friends; Keeping the Covenant; Marvelous Mandy

    By Norma Zager

    April 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Good friends

    The ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire was overflowing with well-wishers there to honor uber-philanthropist Marilyn Ziering and renowned professor Gidi Rechavi at the Friends of Sheba Medical Center dinner March 18. Attendees watched a video chronicling Mordechai Shani...
  • All by Himself

    By Janine Robinson

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Few performers have the talent and magnetism to carry a one-person show by singing old Broadway show tunes, sentimental ballads and Yiddish classics.

    But Mandy Patinkin, the Tony and Emmy Award-winning showman, consistently entertains, even electrifies, the most urbane audiences...

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