Actor and showbiz star Theo Bikel who has died at the age of 91, was a fighter all his life. Benjamin Ivry remembers his starring Broadway roles and his struggles for social justice.
The Egyptian-born actor Omar Sharif has died. Benjamin Ivry remembers the contributions Sharif made to mutual understanding between religions.
A decade before Stonewall, Frank Kameny was picketing the White House. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the LGBT civil rights movement, Benjamin Ivry reminds us of his story.
Nicholas Winton has died at 106. Dubbed ‘Britain’s Schindler,’ Winton organized the pre-war rescue of 669 children. Benjamin Ivry recalls his illustrious history.
Toronto-born Miriam Schapiro, who has died at the age of 91, was both an ardent feminist and a joyous artist. Benjamin Ivry recalls her influence and her legacy.
By naming Kirill Petrenko its next music director, the Berlin Philharmonic has made both a wise musical and political choice. Benjamin Ivry delves into the history of the young Jewish conductor.
In ‘Selected Letters of Langston Hughes,’ the celebrated African-American poet is outspoken about his Jewish friendships, as well as his appreciation of Jewish culture.
The inimitable poet James Merrill is the subject of a massive new book. Benjamin Ivry offers a fond recollection of the man and his relationship to Jews.
British Jewish actor Ron Moody has died on 91. Benjamin Ivry remembers his stellar career and his priceless interpretation of Fagin.
From artwork about the lynchings of African-Americans to the plight of the poor and socially disenfranchised, Jews have been on the forefront of social awareness. A new book asks why.