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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach will honor Sean Penn at This World:The Values Network annual dinner for his efforts to help free Orthodox businessman Jacob Ostreicher from Bolivia.
Actor Sean Penn told the Associated Press that he is with Jacob Ostreicher, the New York businessman held in Bolivia since 2011 who returned to the United States this week.
Jewish businessman Jacob Ostreicher, who has been jailed in Bolivia for 18 months, was released on bail at the order of a judge.
A Bolivian appeals court refused to release New York businessman Jacob Ostreicher, who has been jailed without charges for 18 months, instead sending his case back to a lower court.
Sean Penn may play Jewish again. But this time, the role couldn’t be further from his Oscar-winning performance as the late civil-rights pioneer Harvey Milk.
Last month, fans of 1960s singer-songwriter Phil Ochs got some long-delayed gratification when the film “Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune,” directed by Kenneth Bowser, opened in limited release at New York’s IFC Center. With reviews ranging from good to excellent, the movie is now scheduled for runs at 57 theaters nationwide. Aficionados are optimistic that the enigmatic topical singer will finally get the recognition he craved.