Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
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Harriet Goodheart- JE Feature
Do you remember what you were doing when you were 17? If your name was Jacob van Ruisdael and you were living in the 17th century, you were feverishly painting landscapes, astonishing canvases that would portend a prodigious artistic career. As a teenager in the Netherlands in the 1600s, Ruisdael certainly didn't have the options of instant-messaging or hanging out...
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NBC's 'must-see' TV adds some local royalty to its lineup
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Hollywood, Calif. He has gone from being a prince of Overbrook Park to a "King" of network television. And when Seth Green takes his regular royal slot as one of NBC's "Four Kings," premiering Jan. 5, he will make yet another adjustment to that well-crafted crown of comedy he's been carefully wearing since 1987, when he starred as little Woody...
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"Munich" is far from a popcorn movie for Dr. Benjamin Berger, albeit one salted with the tears of memory. Indeed, the refrain, "It's just a movie," takes on a sad, dissatisfying, Tinseltown twist for this doctor from Shaker Heights, Ohio. For the elderly Berger, "Munich," after all, is not just a movie. It's family history. Berger's son, David, was the...
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It's eight great prizes for one lucky "On the Scene" winner in the annual festive "Scene-Chanukah" contest. And what will the lucky dreidel-spinner get? Courtesy of the Museum Shop of the National Museum of American Jewish History (215-923-3812) comes a contemporary, hand-painted, abstract menorah. Think that lights up your life? Wait - there's more! The winning 'Scener" also receives a...
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Renowned Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie received the Tuttleman Foundation Cultural Award during a Dec. 5 program at Gratz College in Melrose Park. More than 150 people were on hand for the occasion. Safdie, who worked for Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn in the early 1960s, designed the new Holocaust History Museum at the Yad Vashem memorial, which opened earlier this year,...
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