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  • LAJFF celebrates 50 years of Kuni Lemel

    By  Tom Tugend

    May 18, 2016 | 12:53 pm

    Not one but two Kuni Lemels are coming to town, hoping that a new generation of filmgoers will welcome the ultimate shtetl shlemiel as warmly as its parents and grandparents did a half-century ago.

    Also on hand at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival for the 50th anniversary...

  • Meyer Lansky, hero and villain, back from the dead and live on stage

    By Tom Tugend

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When he died peacefully as a retired businessman in Miami on Jan. 15, 1983, the New York Times headlined the sizeable obituary, "Meyer Lansky dead at 81; Financial Wizard of Organized Crime."

    A few paragraphs down, an FBI agent, who had dogged Lansky for decades, expressed his...
  • Yiddish curtain rises at the University of Judaism

    By Robert David Jaffee

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    In a showbiz career that has spanned nearly six decades, Israeli American actor Mike Burstyn has played everyone from Al Jolson and Tevye to Nathan Detroit and P.T. Barnum.

    But for the one-time child actor who grew up in the Yiddish theater with actor parents Pesach Burstein and...

  • Yiddish theater—live on stage!

    By Dave Kopplin

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles audiences have an opportunity to see selections from one of the groundbreaking works of Yiddish theater, "The Megillah of Itzak Manger," Saturday at the Skirball Cultural Center as part of the "Art of Yiddish" program. Singer and performer Mike Burstyn -- known...
  • Remembering the Comedians

    By Peter Ephross

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Walking into Lillian Lux's Lower East Side home in New York is like entering a museum of Yiddish theater. The apartment holds a photo of Lux and her husband -- the late Yiddish actor Pesach'ke Burstein -- from an appearance in Argentina in the late 1930s. There also is a picture of...