At the opening-night celebration of the Boston Jewish Film Festival’s 25th birthday, festival volunteers handed out deli-made kugel for ticket holders to nosh while waiting on a line that extended back to the parking lot.
“Do you know why the sea is salty?” I asked Mark Russ Federman, third generation owner of Russ & Daughters during the champagne reception at the June 10 Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 2013 Jewish Cultural Achievement Awards at The TimesCenter.
Many of us grew up hooked on soap operas. How many of us knew we were also watching a genre whose very existence could be credited to a Jewish woman?
The success of the Israeli economy is something we can all be proud of. But Mitt Romney got it wrong when he suggested ‘culture’ stops Palestinians from thriving.