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  • Keep Grandparents’  Legacy Alive

    By Jeanette Bergelson

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    What is our role in the interfaith family unit? We are not just the grandparents; we are the Jewish grandparents. Their other grandparents are Christian, Muslim, Hindu or of another faith. Even when grandchildren are not raised within any particular faith, this is how we will be...

  • And the Rabbi as Himself

    By Tom Tugend

    January 15, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi David Baron of Temple Shalom of the Arts, the synagoue attended by the big and medium-sized names in the entertainment industry, has a starring role in the new Universal movie, "Along Came Polly."

    Well, not exactly starring, but he plays the rabbi officiating at the wedding of...

  • The World, Observed

    By Rob Eshman

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The moment former Sen. Gary Hart told the audience at the Milken Institute's Global Conference that America is "at a cross roads," Abe Zarem leaned over to me and said, "He's wrong."

    There were 1,500 people sitting in the audience listening to a panel tussle over the United States'...

  • Day of ‘Reckoning’

    By Michael Berenbaum

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair" by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen. (Knopf, 2002). $25



    After provoking a furious debate over the role of ordinary Germans in the Holocaust with his book, "Hitler's Willing...

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  • The Joys of Rena

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rena Sofer always seems to land ethnic roles. As the newest regular on NBC's "Just Shoot Me," Sofer plays Vicki Costa, a hairdresser from Brooklyn, whose name is Greek, but whose ethnicity is undefined. It's reminiscent of her Emmy-award winning role of Lois Cerullo Ashton, the...

  • Terrors of the Resistance

    By Robert Sklar

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The highly controversial French documentary film, "Terrorists in Retirement," offers a striking revelation that, on reflection, should come as no surprise at all -- Eastern European Jews played a prominent role in the most daring exploits of the World War II French resistance...

  • The Arts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 19, 1998 | 8:00 pm


    Far Beyond Tears

    For his portrayal of Primo Levi in'The Truce,' John Turturro tried to approach the subject as Levidoes: delicately and subtly

    By Naomi Pfefferman,

    Senior Writer

    In March 1996, John Turturro packed a trunk filledwith Primo Levi's books and traveled to a remote part of...

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