Listen: Moment’s 90th Birthday Celebration for Theodore Bikel

"I hope to inspire quite a lot of people, because I have not only one but a number of legacies that need to be preserved. One of them of course is the Jewish/Yiddish one; one is that of a labor activist and a political activist; one of them is that of a performer, an actor; one of them is a singer, an interpreter of songs; one of them is a translator of poetry and lyrics. And I have all of these and in the end somewhere they will be preserved, not in one place — it can’t work that way. Each one of these things can inspire, I hope will inspire people; and most of them, I hope, young." —Theodore Bikel (in conversation with James David Jacobs, 2/1/2015) ...

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Students for Justice Wall

Does Divestment Divide Jewish Students From Their Peers?

by Anna Isaacs Over the weekend, The New York Times ran a story about the popularity of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement on dozens of American college campuses, describing the range of minority student groups that embrace calls for divestment from Israeli companies and the Jewish students – particularly ones who are otherwise politically progressive – who may feel sidelined as a result. hbspt.cta.load(272896, 'ea047e96-f91d-44c1-baf4-8f4087f6df1d'); “College activists favoring divestment have cast the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a powerful force’s oppression of a displaced group, and have formed alliances with...

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Larry David

Theater Review // Fish In The Dark

by Daniel Ross Goodman “Humility is not thinking less of yourself,” said C.S. Lewis, “but thinking of yourself less.” But perhaps C.S. Lewis should’ve added that humility is also recognizing your limitations – a skill sorely lacking in many athletes and entertainers. Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player of our time, infamously tried his hand at baseball for a mediocre eighteen-month stretch before returning to the hardwood. ‘Well, I am the greatest sports-player in the world,’ Jordan may have thought at the time. ‘How hard could it be?’ Larry David is the greatest television comedy writer of our time. No other comedic mind has written two mega-hit TV comedies, the iconic Seinfeld in the ‘90’s, and the uproarious Curb Your Enthusiasm in the 2000’s. Seth McFarlane (Family Guy) flopped with The Cleveland Show, and Matt Groening (The Simpsons)...

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