Jewish Journal

Watchers of the sky

By  Tom Tugend

October 20, 2014 | 8:41 am

The life and legacy of Raphael Lemkin (pictured above), a Polish-Jewish lawyer who coined the term “genocide” and led the fight to punish it as a crime against humanity, is recognized in “Watchers of the Sky.” The documentary is currently screening at Laemmle’s Royal in West Los Angeles and Town Center in Encino, as well as Edward’s West Park in Irvine.

  • Affluence

    By  Tom Tugend

    September 26, 2014 | 11:53 am

    Lloyd Pedersen and Nan Tepper are featured in the black comedy “Affluence” by Steven Peterson, now playing through Oct. 20 at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills. For information and tickets, visit www.theatre40.org or call (310) 364-0535. Photo by Ed Krieger.

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

    By  Tom Tugend

    July 27, 2014 | 9:22 am

    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... More.

  • 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... More.

  • 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... More.

  • ‘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

  • 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... More.

  • 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... More.

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