I am ecstatic to say that the Real Housewives of Orange County are back on television! Of course when I say ecstatic, I mean that in every sarcastic way possible… Can’t you just feel me rolling my eyes when I write this? Not only are they back for a brand new season, but this time...
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The only privately held original copy of Oskar Schindler’s list of Jews is on sale for $2.2 million.
Gary Zimet, a historic document sales specialist in upstate New York, told news outlets that he is selling the document on behalf of an anonymous seller. It will not be auctioned but...
June 29, 2008 | 11:49 pm
Gimpel the Fool Part 1
Gimpel the Fool Part 2
From Ezra Schwartz’s Web page:
In the summer of 1992 I was looking for a short story to animate. Nothing seemed to click, until I read “Gimpel The Fool” by Isaac Bashevis Singer.
I realized that the characters, beliefs and...
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Historians have indicated there were roughly 50,000 Jews in Rome when Caesar reigned and the same number under Mussolini. Beyond the obvious assimilation, it's clear Jews and Italians know how to coexist. No wonder the two peoples lived in adjoining neighborhoods on the Lower East...
March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
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Joss Whedon's quirky space Western, "Serenity," features outlaws who act like Wild West gunslingers, an assassin who forces his victims to commit hara kiri, a telepath who inexplicably goes berserk, a Buddhist planet -- and Jewish nuptials in space.
Based on Whedon's short-lived 2002...
June 5, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Two years ago, Aileen Passloff stumbled across a long-lost rehearsal tape from her 1967 dance/opera, "The Song of Songs," inspired by the Bible's "Song of Solomon." The New York choreographer promptly telephoned her friend, Deborah Lawlor, co-founder of Hollywood's Fountain Theatre,...