If you take Israel out of the equation, there’s little in the Jewish world that gets people as riled up as the idea of intermarriage. For most secular and liberal Jews, intermarriage, which once carried a huge social stigma, has become more acceptable. Visit any Reform synagogue in...
House rejects stopgap security agency funding, partial shutdown looms
Reflecting on my trip to Birmingham with The Temple
LAUSD board race a study in polarization
Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov shot dead in Moscow
My interview with Leonard Nimoy
‘Kosher Soul’ plays on stereotypes — amusing some, angering others
Q&A with Jorma Kaukonen on Jefferson Airplane and Judaism
August 15, 2012 | 11:00 am
August 14, 2012 | 1:41 pm
As he researched the complex life of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach for a new musical, playwright Daniel Wise found a surprisingly candid source.
Neshama Carlebach, a successful recording artist and popular performer of her father’s compositions, openly revealed his many struggles as...
December 18, 2011 | 10:25 pm
Steven Berkoff, the actor, director and playwright who has achieved notoriety as the bad boy of Britain’s “in yer face” theater, was uncharacteristically apologetic as he arrived on the set of David Fincher’s American movie adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s international best...
December 8, 2011 | 11:36 am
The Israeli film “The Band’s Visit” is expected to open on a New York stage next year. The leading role has reportedly been offered to Sasson Gabai, who starred in the 2007 film, as well as Mohammed Bakri according to Haaretz.
“The Band’s Visit” was awarded multiple awards including 8 Ophir prizes with Gabai taking home the European Film Award for Best Actor. The film is currently being adapted for stage and is still in the fundraising phase but producers hope to start rehearsals in a few months.
September 6, 2011 | 4:37 pm
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February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Astute trend-spotters have noticed a new genre -- "Love Across the Green Line" -- in which Israeli boy meets Palestinian girl, or variations on this theme, like boy meets boy.
Four productions along these lines have been followed by the incipient courtship between Ariel Sharon and...
May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Norman Hudis is a patient man, not by temperament but by necessity. It took the ex-Londoner and current Woodland Hills resident some 30 years to see his play produced on stage, and if the venue is Santa Ana rather than Manhattan, he is as pleased as any playwright savoring his name...
November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm
"If you're a pretty good actor and live long enough, you can play any role," said Len Lesser, sitting on a worn couch just after finishing an evening performance at A Noise Within in Glendale.
At 80, and after close to 60 years on stage, screen and television, Lesser has proven his...
March 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm
June 11, 1998 | 8:00 pm
I don't know why they love me so much [in England]. Over there, I played the London Palladium for a month. It was just announced that I was going to play there, and the show has practically sold out. Here, I'm told I'm too Jewish; over there, they...
September 25, 1997 | 8:00 pm
Laila Robins and Brian Cox in a scene from "Skylight"by David Hare
A romantic might regard a skylight as a window facing the sun --evidence of the universal but private human impulse to reach up, todream. But seen through a different lens, a skylight is a dangerouskind of artifice --...