Author: Sala Levin

Getting It All Out in the Open

13:52 15 March in Culture

by Kelley Kidd [caption id="" align="alignright" width="260" caption="Rally in support of Tamar Epstein"][/caption] Jewish husbands, we think, are educated and upstanding, family men who treat their wives with warmth, kindness and respect. Domestic abuse? Not in our backyard. We need only look to recent news coverage to see...

Marc Maron: Recovering Messiah

10:24 15 March in Politics
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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="175" caption="Courtesy of Marc Maron"][/caption] In 2009, Marc Maron was a down-on-his-luck comedian, a man who'd survived alcohol and drug addiction, two divorces and resentment over his friends' successes in the comedy world. Then, his career was resurrected with a little help from...

Twenty (Jewish) Questions

13:31 08 March in Politics, Religion
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by Kelley Kidd Monday night, I sat in traffic in a taxi outside the Washington Convention Center as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) gala (addressed by Benjamin Netanyahu) went on inside. Protest groups shouted out against a potential war in Iran.  My taxi driver,...

People of the Jungle Book

18:08 07 March in Culture
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Robert Sherman, half of the brotherly duo that wrote songs for Disney movies like "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book," "The Sword in the Stone" among many others, died Tuesday at age 86. Sherman's father was a Russian Jew who came to the United States with...