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It’s a bird, it’s a plane

By Rachel Freedenberg, j./JTA SAN FRANCISCO —— Who watches the watchmensch? Yes, you read that right — the comic book Watchmen is getting a Yiddish makeover courtesy...

Klezmer and the ghost of Germany’s past

FREIBURG, Germany — At the height of the recent uproar over Pope Benedict XVI’s rehabilitation of a Holocaust-denying bishop, I attended a klezmer concert in the...

The year Israel was finally going to win Academy Award

LOS ANGELES — This was the year Israel was finally going to win an Oscar for best foreign language film after being nominated seven previous times. After all, Ari...

Best Foreign Language film: ‘Bashir’

By Kelly Hartog, JTA LOS ANGELES —— The day before Ari Folman accepted the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film for his animated documentary Waltz with...

Israeli movie wins top nod for best foreign film

LOS ANGELES — Israel’s Waltz with Bashir won the Golden Globe for best foreign language film. The victory at Sunday’s awards ceremony solidifies its frontrunner...

‘Color Purple’ star has her own story

Stephanie St. James hears the phone and wakes up from a serious cat nap. “Hello? Oh, hello. Yes, I have coffee, right here.” The night before, St. James was in...

Book review: It takes a special genius to make sense out of ?Purities?

In his newest book, The Boy on the Door on the Ox, Rabbi Martin Samuel Cohen takes his reader on an atypical journey. Not the journey where “the journey is […]

Farewell, Mike Shanahan

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, marked the saddest day in the Denver Broncos history. The day before, it was learned that Mike Shanahan, Broncos head football coach for 14...

Profile: TV sports anchor Eric Goodman follows the action

Sports director and anchor Eric Goodman at Fox Channel 31 is representative of the high caliber of sports personalities doing this kind of work on the local scene. You...

How Friedman made football a quarterbacks? game

By David Davis, Nextbook LOS ANGELES —— A star quarterback on the New York Giants from 1929 to 1931, when the National Football League was in its infancy, Benjamin...