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  • Springtime for Talaat Pasha

    April 21, 2015 | 4:00 pm

    In 1967, barely twenty years after Nazi officers faced an international military tribunal for crimes against humanity, a Jewish-American comedy writer made his directing debut with a film lampooning the Third Reich. “The Producers,” by Mel Brooks, was, upon its release,...

  • Shmoozing with Mel Brooks, the 88-year-old man

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 29, 2015 | 1:30 pm

    “OK, I can die now.”

    That is what I said — out loud — when, on a recent rainy Monday afternoon, the phone rang and a familiar, gentle voice emerged on the other end of the line: “Hello, Mel Brooks!”

    I had just finished watching his latest stand-up act, “Mel Brooks Live at the...

  • Best place to avoid a zombie apocalypse?

    By Ryan E. Smith

    July 2, 2013 | 11:36 am

    Max Brooks, son of the comedian behind “Blazing Saddles” and “The Producers,” is convinced that Jews are uniquely positioned to face a zombie apocalypse. And he’s not joking.

    “Gentiles don’t understand how truly dangerous the world is. Jews do. It’s part of our national culture,”...

  • July 21-27, 2012

    By Ryan Torok

    July 18, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    SAT | JULY 21

    “THE MERCHANT OF VENICE WITH MUSIC: SOMETHING OF SILVER”
    “Hath not a Jew eyes?” Shylock pleads, reminding listeners that all people are equally human. The City of West Hollywood and Classical Theatre Lab present a family-friendly, contemporary musical version of...

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  • Tribe Calendar: April 2011-May 2011

    By Shoshana Lewin Fischer

    March 16, 2011 | 11:36 am

    Sunday, April 3

    “Hearts Sing”
    Today’s benefit, hosted by Paul Reiser, includes performances by Kenny G, Brooke Burke, Alan Bergman, Julia Fordham, Cantor Marcelo Gindlin and surprise guests. Money raised supports Hand in Hand, a program for children with special needs. 4 p.m....

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