JERUSALEM — Comedian Jerry Seinfeld performed to sold-out audiences in Tel Aviv ove the weekend.
LOS ANGELES — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” shattered box office records with an estimated $529 million in worldwide ticket sales through Sunday, a staggering debut that re-established the celebrated space saga as a global phenomenon under Walt Disney Co.
Alexander Fehling in the German film “Labyrinth of Lies,” Germany’s entry to the 2016 Academy Awards.
LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Two films about the Holocaust and its aftermath have made the cut to compete for best foreign-language film. They were selected from among entries from 80 countries vying for Oscar honors, according to an announcement Thursday evening by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Happy Star Wars Shabbat!
At Evgeny Kissin’s December 16 “Jewish Music and Poetry” Concert at Carnegie Hall, the Moscow-born virtuoso masterfully sailed through Ernest Bloch’s (1880-1959) 24-minute 1945 Piano Sonata Op. 40, Alexander Veprik’s (1899-1958) Piano Sonata No 2. Op 5 (1924), and Alexander Krein’s (1883-1951) Suite dansee, Op. 44 (1928). But between keyboard magic, it was his recitation (in Yiddish) of fourteen of Yiddish poet Yitzhak Leybush Peretz’ (1852-1915) monumental poems that transfixed an audience that included Yiddish Forward editor Boris Sandler, YIVO Executive Director Jonathan Brent, and attorney and author Alan Dershowitz.