The Supreme Court has entangled synagogues in culture wars with its absolutist rulings on religious liberty cases during the pandemic.
Max Brooks, author of World War Z and the newly released Devolution, discusses his books, what you can do to be prepared for times when reality resembles fiction and how his unconventional way of thinking has led to a partnership with the military. In addition, Max reminisces about the late Carl Reiner and the friendship he had with his dad, Mel Brooks and what it was like growing up Jewish. Max also shares how he became a writer, despite having dyslexia and how his mother, the late Anne Bancroft, was always his biggest advocate. Max is joined in conversation with Moment editor-in-chief Nadine Epstein.
Aimee Ginsburg Bikel, Theo’s wife and director of the Theodore Bikel Legacy Project, gives us an up-close and personal look at the man behind the legend. Aimee shares stories about Theo’s life, from his acting roles to a sampling of his folk music, as well as his passion for tikkun olam (repair of the world). Aimee also presents an excerpt from her recently released book, Theodore Bikel’s: The City of Light, which recounts moments from Theo’s childhood in Vienna.
Broadway Performance Coach and Music Director Michael Lavine shares Jewish themed songs that are unfamiliar to many, including songs that were cut from the original Fiddler on the Roof. Actress Barbara Minkus who starred in the Broadway show The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N and the television show Love American Style, makes a special guest appearance.
By harnessing the energies that produced the so-called “Start-Up Nation”—cross-team multidisciplinary approaches, willing to work intensely and collaboratively, ingenuity, and a good dose of unhumble chutzpah—Israel has been able to achieve important breakthroughs.