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  • Temple in the Desert

    By Bill Boyarsky

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    The sanctuary of Congregation Beth Knesset Bamidbar in Lancaster evokes the mood of the Mojave Desert, which reaches far to the north, west and south of the small synagogue.

    The walls behind the bimah and on each side of the ark are made of simple cinder bricks of a sandstone...

  • Fade to Black

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Two Jewish pioneers of the popular culture, comedian Milton Berle and director Billy Wilder, died last week in Los Angeles.

    Wilder, who fled the Nazis to become one of Hollywood's greatest (and most caustic) filmmakers, died of pneumonia March 27. He was 95.

    Berle, the stogie-smoking...