Netanyahu is caught up in a tangle of intertwined crises that can’t be disentangled. Chief among them: a bill that would legalize illegal settlements.
For Harry Houdini and his wife Bess, love was the most magical trick of all. In her new novel, Victoria Kelly channels the life of a master escape artist and her famous husband.
On Harry Houdini’s birthday, we take a trip to the newspaper archives of 1926 to uncover some forgotten information about the magician’s Jewish practices.
Mike Greenstein is the son of the legendary strongman Joe Greenstein, aka ‘The Mighty Atom.’ At 92, he can still pull a truck with a chain clenched between his teeth.
Jews made their mark in the world of illusion long before Harry Houdini — and a new generation aims to amaze. Today’s magicians talk about the Jewish side of suspending disbelief.
On Halloween, 84 years after Harry Houdini vanished forever (er, died), the famed Jewish magician will return to the stage, this time in an exhibit at the Jewish Museum in New York. “Houdini: Art and Magic” opens on October 29 and will feature a life-size projection of the great magician performing his water torture act, plus period photographs, archival films, broadsides, posters and magic paraphernalia.
The great escape artist Harry Houdini may have been finally done in by a well-aimed punch to the gut, but his spirit endures. And not just because of the yearly séance, either.