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War hero Tibor Rubin gets his own U.S. stamp

By  Tom Tugend

2 days ago

Tibor Rubin at the Medal of Honor ceremony. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Tibor Rubin, born in Hungary, has led an interesting life.

At 13, he was a concentration camp prisoner. At 21, he was fighting in Korea, on his way to becoming an American war hero. And... read on

  • Soldier in Art: Arthur Szyk

    By Tom Tugend

    May 26, 2014 | 11:28 pm

    The short documentary “Soldier in Art: Arthur Szyk,” screening through June 5 at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre in West LA, will introduce a new generation to the work of the great artist, who wielded his paint brush like a sword.

    This column reviewed an earlier documentary about Szyk... read on

  • View on UC Santa Barbara killing rampage

    By Tom Tugend

    May 24, 2014 | 10:45 pm

    My 22-year old granddaughter, Maya Raymond, having taken her final exam before graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, drove down Friday (May 23) afternoon to Los Angeles to spend an Erev Shabbat dinner with her parents, siblings and grandparents.

    We hugged... read on

  • ‘The Foreigner’

    By Tom Tugend

    April 7, 2014 | 12:14 pm

    Brian Graves and Nan Tepper bring down the house in Larry Shue's comedy "The Foreigner," playing through April 27 at the Crown City Theatre in North Hollywood. For information and tickets, phone (818) 605-5685 or visit www.crowncitythatre.com

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  • Ambassador’s talk has unexpected fallout

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 24, 2014 | 7:14 pm

    The United States firmly opposes any boycotts of Israeli institutions and products “as disruptive of the peace process,” Ambassador Samantha Power, the permanent U.S. representative to the United Nations, declared Sunday evening (2/23) at UCLA.

    Power also spoke out against the... read on

  • You don’t want to rile these rabbis

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 15, 2014 | 6:24 pm

    By Tom Tugend, Contributing Editor
    It is generally not judicious to quarrel with an Orthodox rabbi over scriptural interpretations, but these days it is just as inadvisable to get into a physical altercation with a bearded black hat.
    Cases in point are two American rabbis, both... read on

  • You don’t want to rile these rabbis

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 15, 2014 | 6:24 pm

    It is generally not judicious to quarrel with an Orthodox rabbi over scriptural interpretations, but these days it is just as inadvisable to get into a physical altercation with a bearded black hat.

    Cases in point are two American rabbis, both Orthodox, who are currently in the... read on

  • Filming with Maximilian Schell

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 2, 2014 | 12:50 pm

    The death of actor Maximilian Schell on Feb. 1 reminded me of our week together in 1959 during the shooting of the Playhouse 90 television version of “Judgment at Nuremberg.”

    By some fluke – I had never acted before or have since – I was asked to take on the modest role of court... read on

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