He was probably the only star who directed movies, won 12 Emmys and made kasha varnishkes.
Paul Newman, who would have turned 95 today, once directed a cinematic masterpiece in a Yiddish theater. So, why did he take his name off it?
In this excerpt from the late Herman Wouk’s book “Sailor and Fiddler,” the author explains the inspiration for some of his greatest novels.
“At the end of the day, 850,000 Jews are now completely gone from the Arab countries. The only thing left is our dignity.”4
“When I go to the cemetery, in front of the tomb where all these destroyed Torahs are buried, I feel like I’m praying at the tomb of my ancestors.”
“They have no right to give it back, because it’s not theirs.”10
When my father was alive, I never gave him the love and respect he was due.
Not engaging with the Orthodox is to forfeit the ideological battle.
Rabbi Everett Gendler worked with Martin Luther King Jr., essentially invented Jewish environmentalism and has 38 tickets to Tanglewood this summer.
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