Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

A story for all generations

World Premier of We Are the Levinsons enlivens MJTC stage By DORIS RUBENSTEIN We Are the Levinsons — a new play running through May 14 at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, and authored by Wendy Kout — is something that should be seen by people of a certain age. For aging baby boomers and those […]

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Sweet Land: Minnesota on the stage

Musical at Great American History Theatre evokes Fiddler on the Roof By DORIS RUBENSTEIN Throughout the history of the Jewish diaspora, our people know what it is to be “the other.” Right now in our country and in many parts of Europe, “the other” is also considered to be the “enemy.” It is most fitting, […]

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

A place of their own: J-HAP

J-HAP’s work with a new housing development for adults with developmental disabilities By MAX SPARBER We’re in a time of enormous progress in healthcare, which can create unexpected challenges. Speaking with American Jewish World, J-HAP founder Linda Bialik discussed a realization that she, and other parents of children with developmental disabilities, came to about a […]

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

City of Secrets: The lives of survivors

City of Secrets, by Stewart O’Nan, Penguin, 194 pages, $15 Reviewed by NEAL GENDLER One of the loneliest scenes I’ve read is Shoah survivor and cab driver Brand’s one-person seder in his tiny, barren Jerusalem apartment overlooking a graveyard. An illegal immigrant disguised and renamed Jossi Jorgenen, Brand has neither family nor friends, only his […]

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays Golijov concerto ‘Azul’

Music lovers with open ears will be dazzled by Golijov: Azul (Warner Classics), an album that features Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov’s sublime cello concerto. The title composition, “Azul” (“blue” in Spanish), was written in 2006, for acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma. This is the first recording of the work, which is performed by Ma; The Knights, […]