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Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Meet Lester Wolff

Oldest living former member of Congress — who was targeted for death five times — tells all By BEN SALES MUTTONTOWN, N.Y. (JTA) – Lester Wolff served eight terms in the House of Representatives, which is slightly above average for lawmakers. But he has a distinction few of his colleagues share: He was targeted for […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Are Israel and Iran headed for war?

Iran sent a drone from Syria into Israeli airspace and Israel shot it down and retaliated, then Syria shot down an Israeli F-16 By BEN SALES (JTA) — Israel and Iran have been clashing for years. But on Saturday, their war of words briefly became an actual fight. In short succession, Iran sent a drone […]

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Israeli politicians say ‘there’s nothing to it,’ then end up in jail

There are a dozen or so Cabinet-level Israeli politicians who brushed off criminal charges, only to find themselves in a different kind of hole By RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Police are recommending charges of bribery and breach of trust against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He’s saying the case police have made is “full of […]

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Paula Vogel: Guardian of culture

Playwright Paula Vogel explains how her play Indecent caused her to reconnect with Judaism by MAX SPARBER Community News Editor Paula Vogel, who has long been one of America’s premier playwrights, nonetheless has experienced an unexpected late-career success, with an unexpected play. Vogel’s past plays have tended to be relatively contemporary, American stories, often semi-autobiographical. […]

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

David Margulies: Betraying a mentor

Lessons can be learned from David Margulies’ Collected Stories By DORIS RUBENSTEIN Collected Stories, opening Feb. 24 at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, has only two characters, but the accolades it has garnered over the years since its 1996 debut pack a mighty theatrical wallop. To start with, David Margulies’ play won the Los Angeles Drama […]

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Yiddish Vinkl will discuss ‘God of Vengeance’ and ‘Indecent’

The Yiddish Vinkl presents a discussion and readings from Got fun Nekome (God of Vengeance), by Yiddish playwright Sholem Asch, produced in the early 1900s, and Indecent, a play inspired by Asch’s play, written by Paula Vogel in 2017, which will be produced by the Guthrie Theater, from Feb. 17-March 24. Got fun Nekome was […]

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

A family affair: David and Tovah Feldshuh

Illusion Theater’s Dancing with Giants features the talents of brother and sister David and Tovah Feldshuh By DORIS RUBENSTEIN Dancing with Giants, playing at the Illusion Theater Feb. 8-24, is a world-premiere drama about two world-class boxers and the Jewish agent who formed an unexpected link for them, both inside and outside of the ring. […]