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  • ‘The Interview’ explores dystopian world of parenting

    October 2, 2013 | 2:17 pm

    Imagine a world in which having a child is more difficult than getting into Harvard, a world in which government bureaucrats decide who is fit to be a parent. That’s the idea behind Susan Josephs’ new play, “The Interview.”

    On a recent afternoon at the Los Angeles County Museum...

  • The Ties That Bind Two Schools of Faith

    By Susan Josephs

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Azmeralda Alfi is the administrator for the Bureau of Islamic Arabic Education (BIAE).

    Aviva Kadosh the director of day school and Hebrew language services for the Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE).

    And although on the face of it, it may seem otherwise -- they have a lot in common.

    ...
  • Spectator - Family Doc Unlocks Doors

    By Susan Josephs

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Growing up in Syracuse, N.Y, Eileen Douglas lived for the moments she could climb into her grandfather's lap and find the pennies he brought -- special for her. He faithfully visited his grandchildren every day after leaving his work as a butcher. Yet he never really spoke about his...

  • Like Some ‘Guilt’ With Your Chick Lit?

    By Susan Josephs

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    "The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt" edited by Ruth Andrew Ellenson (Dutton, $24.95).

    When Ruth Andrew Ellenson achieved the writer's milestone of selling her first book, her father responded in classic Jewish parental fashion.

    "He was thrilled and said, 'Honey, that's...

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  • A New Blend of Chick-Lit Sleuth

    By Susan Josephs

    April 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    "Sex, Murder and a Double Latte" (Red Dress Ink, $17.95)

    Like her protagonist Sophie Katz, Kyra Davis has skin the color of a "well-brewed latte." That's why she has spent a large portion of her life fielding comments about her ethnicity.

    There was her supervisor at a clothing...

  • Tour Puts Kosher Boy Scout in Limelight

    By Susan Josephs

    April 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    As a kid growing up in Philadelphia, Edward Schwarzschild did a stint as a Kosher Boy Scout and hated it.

    "Carrying two sets of dishes into the wilderness was a real turn-off for me," he said.

    Now 40, Schwarzschild hails from a venerable tradition of writers who have mined...

  • At Method Fest, It’s All About the Acting

    By Susan Josephs

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    When it comes to film festivals, Calabasas is far off the beaten path for the Sundance crowd. But there's method to the madness of film lovers who beat a path to Calabasas in the first week of April.

    The seventh annual Method Fest claims to be the nation's only festival that...

  • Signs of Love

    By Susan Josephs

    November 2, 2000 | 6:59 pm

    Esther has been dreaming about Jake for four years. So when he finally asked her out, she did not hesitate to say yes. It no longer mattered that he lived in Miami and did not lead an Orthodox Jewish life. Though she hated to think of leaving New York City and wanted to make sure...