Jewish Journal

Building an unlikely reunion

by Iris Mann

6 days ago

From left: John Nielsen as Rudolph Schindler, Heather Robinson as a nurse and Ray Xifo as Richard Neutra in “The Princes of Kings Road.” Photo courtesy of EST/LA

Two celebrated pioneers of modern architecture, Rudolph Schindler and Richard Neutra, former colleagues and close friends who... read full article

  • ‘Paloma’ examines interfaith relationships

    by Iris Mann

    June 11, 2015 | 10:02 am

    Playwright Anne García-Romero, talking about her latest work, “Paloma,” said three of the world’s major religions are represented by the three main...

  • Rebecca Pidgeon’s Artistic and Religious Journey

    by Naomi Pfefferman

    May 7, 2015 | 10:37 pm

    “It’s been exhausting,” Rebecca Pidgeon said of starring in David Mamet’s dialogue-heavy, two-woman play, “The Anarchist,” at Theatre Asylum through May...

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    As the play “The English Bride” begins, the audience is immediately thrust into a near cataclysm with a burst of police sirens and an announcement over...

  • We’re all ‘Old Jews’ at heart

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    March 4, 2015 | 12:34 pm

    An old Jewish man walks into a restaurant, walks up to the maitre d’ and says: “Pardon me, how do you prepare your chicken?” The maitre d’ says, “We...

  • Jewish slave owners and a seder for the ages

    by Iris Mann

    February 12, 2015 | 10:14 am

    The son of a Jewish, slave-owning family from the South confronts two of his former slaves just as the Civil War ends in the play “The Whipping Man,”...

  • This weekend,  ‘Enter Laughing’ at the Wallis

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    The superlatives fall liberally and un-begrudgingly out of Carl Reiner’s mouth in praise of a musical he claims reaches new comic heights. Given...

  • Two literary giants, a lawsuit and Dick Cavett

    by Iris Mann

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    It was the talk of the literary and legal worlds in the early 1980s. Noted playwright Lillian Hellman (“The Little Foxes,” “Another Part of the Forest”...

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