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Posted: Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:41 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
Michael Bernardi and Teri Bernardi, outside the Broadway Theatre. Tyson Lindo

When Michael Bernardi first came out on the stage of the Broadway theater in Wednesday’s matinee performance of “Fiddler on the Roof,” the audience was electric with cheers. Many understood that the actor had waited a lifetime for this opportunity to step out as Tevye.

Posted: Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:25 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
 Fyvush Finkel. Wikimedia Commons

By Sandee Brawarsky

Fyvush Finkel, the long-time actor who first made his mark on the Yiddish stage and went on to star in mainstream productions on Broadway, off-Broadway and in television and film, died on August 14th at his home in New York. He was 93.

Posted: Thu, 08/11/2016 - 11:42 | Posted by: Sharon Anstey | Well Versed
Tararam Company Members in New York City. (Doron Raphaeli)

As the Israeli percussion group Tararam performed at Battery Park, the energy was so high that they seemed to draw the passing ferries, tugboats, sailing boats and even cruise ships a little closer, off course.

Posted: Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:15 | Posted by: Elizabeth Denlinger | Well Versed
Albert Einstein visiting New York, 1921. Courtesy Life magazine. Wikimedia commons

Or, as an IT guy once offered by way of a model computer password: “IloveAlbertEinstein.” The phrase was memorable and unpredictable, and therefore difficult to hack, but my first reaction was to wonder: IT guy, you’re brainy, but why do you love Albert Einstein?

Posted: Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:50 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
Courtesy Jewish Publication Society

Make a shiva call to a traditional home, and you’re likely to see a copy of Rabbi Maurice Lamm’s “The Jewish Way in Death and Mourning” in an accessible place. That book, published in 1969, has sold more than 350,000 copies.

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