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Out and About: Elizabeth Taylor’s Best Roles; Translating Kabbalistic Poetry

  • The San Francisco Bay Guardian profiles Rabbi Michael Lerner on the 25th anniversary of Tikkun Magaine.

  • Watch a selection of Elizabeth Taylor’s best roles.

  • How Jewish playwrights adapted Shakespeare for the Yiddish stage.

  • “The Jump Artist,” the debut novel by Austin Ratner, has won the $100,000 Sami Rohr prize. Read the Forward’s review here and an excerpt here.

  • Robyn Creswell interviews Peter Cole, translator of kabbalistic poetry.

  • For actress and comedian Jackie Hoffman, complaining is practically a way of life.

  • Israeli-born KISS bassist Gene Simmons speaks out against boycotters.

  • Speaking of which, Bob Dylan will be performing in Israel for the first time since 1993. Leil Leibovitz suggests a setlist.

  • HEEB talks to painter Gary Baseman about his new exhibit, “Walking Through Walls.”

  • A gallery of Arab and Palestinian art in northern Israel is thriving.

  • Two filmmakers honor Rabbi Joachim Prinz, “one of the most influential and controversial leaders of American Judaism.”

  • View a slideshow of The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

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