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Bernie Schwartz — aka Tony Curtis — handles Hollywood

By Adam Kirsch, Nextbook NEW YORK —— In Cultural Amnesia, Clive James’ eccentric encyclopedia of modern culture, the Australian critic devotes some of his most...

A question of identity: a tribal lens

Always one fascinated with the question of identity, Tamar Yellin, an acclaimed British writer, explores this subject through one of the last remaining mysteries of...

McCartney’s tour de force in Tel Aviv

By David Brinn, Jeruasalem Post JERUSALEM —— In the end, it comes down to the music. After all the hoopla surrounding Paul McCartney’s visit to Israel — the calls...

Chris Leppek review three new publications

Bridging Worlds is not really a book at all but an instructional manual, prepared and published by the Montreal-based Ahavas Chesed, a self-described “cultural...

Valerie Harper: ‘Jewish in my heart’

“Hello, is this Miss Valerie Harper?” “No, this is Val. Are you my little interviewer? Hi darling. Listen, could you do me a big favor and call me back in exactly...

Novels on how to deal with terrorism

The diplomats and the political leaders do not seem to be having much success in dealing with Moslem extremism; perhaps the novelists can do better. So I turned to these...

New York Solo’s ‘Top Chef’ to host kosher dinner

Hung Huynh, the Season Three winner of Bravo’s hit series “Top Chef,” will host a kosher dinner, Sunday, Sept. 14, at Builders Appliance Center (BAC) in Englewood....

Boulder: ‘In the Belly of the Whale’

When Jonathan Bender first arrived in Boulder, he was your basic, non-practicing, unaffiliated Jewish adult quietly going about his business, studying theater at Naropa...

What’s Jewish about country music?

NASHVILLE —— An international conference on country music may seem an unlikely place to find someone like me. For nearly two decades, I’’ve been known for my...

Herzl-RMHA art fair: youthful expressions

Herzl-RMHA recently hosted its inaugural student art show featuring creations by students in grades kindergarten through eight. The art show was held in the school’s...