Samuel Pisar, who died this week at the age of 86, was more than a Holocaust survivor. Masha Leon remembers the lawyer and presidential advisor with the tortured soul.
Theodore Bikel, actor, activist, Yiddishist, and multi-lingual folksinger, died this week at the age of 91. Masha Leon, who knew him well, recalls almost 40 years of memories.
In ‘The Outrageous Sophie Tucker,’ Susan and Lloyd Ecker show the Jewish icon in all her brassy, sexy glory. Masha Leon sat down with the couple to talk about the woman who mentored Mae West.
“Moses Man,” a musical about a family’s 9-year-long World War II survival odyssey that took them on a sanctuary search from Vienna, to Cyprus, Palestine and Africa before finally landing in America, has enough “now you’re safe, now you’re not!” twists and turns to justify being dubbed a Holocaust musical thriller.