Sunday, August 30, 2015 Elul 15, 5775

And Jessica Hecht is one of the reasons the revival rivets so
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She is one of Arthur Miller's marvels -- women married to husbands who are more mystery than men, emotionally eviscerated weak warriors and nominal heads of the household whose heads are swirling with failed fantasies. Jessica Hecht's Beatrice knows what it means to be married to such a mangled menace of a man, for it is Eddie Carbone whose incestuous...
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Picking up recipes along the way in Israel
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
The list of "must-see" destinations in Israel is endless. Fortunately, my husband and I have many relatives, friends and colleagues living there, all of whom do their best to take us to places off the beaten track. A few weeks ago, we drove to Rosh Hanikra in the northwest corner of country. A quiet spot, the main attraction here is...
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Emmanuel Radnitzky, an ambitious, art-minded young man, born to Russian immigrant parents in Philadelphia in 1890, began his career as a painter. But by the time the 1920s rolled around, he had taken himself to Paris and completely reimagined his persona; he'd already adopted the moniker Man Ray (extracted from his given and family names) and, though he created many...
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"Did he have to be ... Jewish?" Yes ... and no, comes my response to a question posed about the charming rogue who provides quite "An Education" for the virginal victim he chooses to sully in the film, now playing the Ritz at the Bourse, and playing to the hearts of Golden Globe voters, as well as last season's Sundance...
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Eddie Bruce is still "dancin' on air" -- decades after serving as host of the popular Philly-based TV stomp of a treat, he's got good reason to step to the front of the line dance that he once touted. And that's because these days, he also has a song in his heart. That that song is "High Hopes" -- so...
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