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  • Bikel plays ‘Jewgrass’

    By Tom Teicholz

    January 31, 2014 | 9:56 am

    Although I know it will disappoint some readers to learn that “A Jewgrass Revival,” at American Jewish University on Feb. 1, will not be a presentation of the latest Israeli hydroponic farming techniques for marijuana, I can say with confidence that this evening of Jewish Bluegrass...

  • Rabbis against balance

    By David Suissa

    December 4, 2013 | 1:28 pm

    You can abuse people, and you can also abuse values. Take two great Jewish values: self-criticism and caring for the stranger. How would one abuse such values? By lifting them up at the expense of other great Jewish values — such as fairness and balance.

    A striking example can be...

  • Tamara Brooks, noted choral conductor and wife of Theodore Bikel, dies

    May 22, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Tamara Brooks, a noted choral conductor, and the wife and musical partner of singer-actor Theodore Bikel, has died.

    Brooks, a Juilliard-trained pianist and conductor, suffered a heart attack on May 19. She was 70.

    She had a distinguished career as a conductor and educator who...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Nov. 1 - 7: Dry Bones, Striped Pajamas, Homeless Art

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    October 31, 2008 | 1:57 am

    SAT | NOVEMBER 1

    (PLAY)
    Art Shulman has been called "the Neil Simon of the San Fernando Valley." "Misconceptions," the newest work from the playwright of "The Rabbi and the Shiksa," revolves around a series of misunderstandings in a town where things aren't always what they seem....

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  • What Israel means to me

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Tovah Feldshuh

    "I love, admire, and will eternally raise money for Israel because I am well aware that she takes bullets for me. She is my life insurance."

    Judd Hirsch

    "It's not easy to understand how a nation can reclaim itself after 5,000 years of banishment, occupation, and...

  • Theo for Jews in Poland, Italian seder, HIBM awareness

    By Danielle Berrin

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Theodore Bikel Plugs Jewish Life in Poland

    Passionately devoted to the resurgence of Jewish life in Poland, entertainer Theodore Bikel, accompanied by Tamara Brooks, performed an hour-long private concert of Yiddish, English and Hebrew songs to benefit the nonprofit Friends of Jewish...

  • A Yiddish ‘Fiddler’ to Honor Aleichem

    By David Finnigan

    May 12, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Actor and Yiddish-language true believer Theodore Bikel grew up in prewar Europe, with German as his first language and Yiddish a quick second, partly due to his father reading his family Sholom Aleichem stories every Tuesday night.

    "He picked the night," said Bikel, now 81 and set...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    August 19, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    It's 'Theo' Time

    The 80th birthday of actor, singer, Soviet Jewry champion and Yiddish language true believer Theodore Bikel was marked by more than 1,300 well-wishers with the June 6 concert, "Theo! The First 80 Years," at Brentwood's Wadsworth Theater.

    The fluid 90-minute show...

  • A Resonant Voice

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The first thing one notices about Theodore Bikel is the voice.

    As he settles on a divan in his book-filled West Hollywood apartment, chatting about his upcoming 80th birthday gala, it's not so much his strapping frame, white beard or sharp blue eyes that make an impression as his...

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