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Two-and-a-half Jews spearhead Oscar nominations

By  Tom Tugend

January 10, 2013 | 8:43 am

An Oscar statue is seen at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences following the 85th Academy Awards nominee announcements in Beverly Hills, California on Jan. 10. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Spearheaded by two-and-a-half Jews, “Lincoln” led the field with 12 Oscar nominations, announced Thursday (1/10) morning.

Nominated in their respective categories were Steven Spielberg... read on

  • ‘Fill the Void’ not on Oscar foreign language film shortlist

    By Tom Tugend

    December 21, 2012 | 9:44 am

    Israel’s Oscar-nomination run hit another bump Friday , when “Fill the Void,” the country’s entry, failed to make the list of nine semi-finalists among foreign-language films.

    This year’s entries from 71 countries showed a renewed interest in Holocaust and World War II themes.... read on

  • Parents from JCC shooting offer advice on coping

    By Tom Tugend

    December 19, 2012 | 11:52 am

    After each shooting rampage, such as the one last week that took 26 lives at a Connecticut elementary school and the one at a Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills 13 years ago, the circle of victims reaches far beyond the wounded and the dead.

    When the targets are children,... read on

  • Nan Tepper and Richard Horvitz star in Jeffrey Hatcher’s ‘Mrs. Mannerly’

    By Tom Tugend

    November 26, 2012 | 10:33 am

    Mrs. Mannerly

    Nan Tepper in the title role and Richard Horvitz as multiple characters star in "Mrs. Mannerly," a Jeffrey Hatcher comedy playing through Dec. 15 at Theatre 40 on the Beverly Hills High School campus. Performances start Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, phone (310) 364-0535 or visit www.theatre40.org. Photo by Ed Krieger

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  • Israel Philharmonic concert: Music, media and protesters

    By Tom Tugend

    October 31, 2012 | 5:05 pm

    The Israel Philharmonic and Maestro Zubin Mehta gave an audience of more than 2,200 at Disney Hall an evening to remember.

    At Tuesday evening’s (10/30) concert, the stirring renditions of the Star Spangled Banner and Hatikvah, the often mangled national anthems, opened the... read on

  • Late news: Zionists corrupted Napoleon

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 20, 2012 | 2:17 pm

    Amidst the plethora of news reports, keen analyses and entrails divinations on the Muslim Middle East, MEMRI stands out as a key resource in grasping what the Arab man-in-the-street is absorbing through his newspapers, radio and television broadcasts, mosque sermons and school text... read on

  • I remember Pete Steffens

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 19, 2012 | 11:10 pm

    Pete Steffens, journalist, teacher, political activist and champion swimmer, died on Aug. 23, at 87, in Nanaimo on Canada’s Vancouver Island, and I lost a friend of 60 years standing.

    Pete had the privilege, and the burden, of being the son of a very famous father, muckraker... read on

  • Anti-Muslim filmmaker not “Israeli Jew”

    By Tom Tugend

    September 13, 2012 | 11:25 am

    An anti-Muslim film, which has triggered riots in Muslim countries and the death of four American diplomats, was apparently the work of a Christian Coptic in California, rather than an “Israeli Jew,” as first reported.
     
    Nakoula Basseley Nakoula identified himself to the... read on

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