Currently Browsing: August 2014

How FIDDLER has become…

Sincere thanks to Paul Wieder of the JUF News for this new post about my August lecture series for the Chicago YIVO Society’s annual Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture ūüôā ************************* September 22, 2014¬†marks the 50th¬†anniversary of the first Broadway performance of¬†Fiddler on the Roof. But first, in August, Jan Lisa Huttner will present her […]

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WISH I WAS HERE

Zach Braff stars in a film (co-written with his brother Adam) that is mostly about father/son and brother/brother relationships, and yet these scenes quickly turn into pablum. Ironically even though they are both on the sidelines, the most resonant scenes belong to Kate Hudson as wife/mother, and Joey King (who steals the show in the […]

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5774: Shabbat Pinchas

7/11/14: Our wonderful Rabbi (Rabbi Heidi Hoover) is away on a well-earned vacation, so Services at Temple Beth Emeth are lay-lead for the month of July. Knowing of my interest in the Daughters of Zelophehad, I was invited to do tonight’s D’var Torah on Parsha Pinchas (the weekly portion¬†in which¬†the Daughters of Zelophehad make their […]

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