As The Crucible” is readied for its Broadway opening tonight, Talya Zax recalls one of the less successful revivals of Arthur Miller’s classic. This one starred presidential candidate Ted Cruz.
Rabbi Mordecai Herman was a wizened black cleric, a former sailor from Harlem who spoke Hebrew and Yiddish and pioneered the early black Hebrew Israelite movement. Few Jews know his name but now he’s been memorialized by an Israeli artist in Jerusalem.
With its big Jewish population, New York would have seemed the perfect place for legendary baseball star Hank Greenberg to play. Greenberg’s biographer explains why that never wound up happening.
Growing up, the author’s breakfast reading was limited to the cereal box. But her son, like Maurice Sendak, is Brooklyn born and bred — and already well read.
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