Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" does not seem like a natural partner for the Jewish holiday of Tu b'Shvat. But 24/6: A Jewish Theater Company paired the two, presenting an insightful, if rather nihilistic celebration of the holiday.
Posted: Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:35 |
NY Mayor Bill de Blasio was slammed by the media for giving a closed-door speech to an AIPAC dinner in his town last week and barring the media. He said the secrecy was at AIPAC’s request. Of course it was; otherwise who’d have noticed?
The unannounced speech included all the usual pandering, and by all accounts he said nothing particularly interesting and nothing he hadn’t said many times before.
Posted: Sat, 01/25/2014 - 12:59 |
Among the many Members of the 113th Congress who’ve announced plans to retire this year, some will be sorely missed, like Sen. Carl Levin (D-Michigan), chairman of the Armed Service Committee, a leading supporter of Israel and Jewish causes and one of the most respected members on either side of the aisle. But some won't be. Two who top my list are Michele Bachmann (R-Wisconsin) and Jim Moran (D-Virginia).
Posted: Fri, 01/24/2014 - 16:22 |
Billionaire casino mogul and one of the GOP’s biggest contributors, Sheldon Adelson, wants the 2016 Republican convention to be held in his town, Las Vegas.
The self-proclaimed richest Jew in the world is a prominent player in a group of Las Vegas civil leaders and Republican donors campaigning hard this week in Washington to convince the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting to pick their city’s famed Strip as its next convention site. Sin City has never hosted a national convention of either party.