Union Square

Raising Their Voices

03/01/2002
Special to The Jewish Week

 

Nearly 100 supporters of Israel’s ultra-dovish Women In Black movement stood silently last Thursday night on a narrow sidewalk at the south end of Union Square holding up signs with legends like “End The Occupation” “End The Violence” and “Two States — Israel and Palestine.”

No ‘Quarrel’ With Dark Shabbat

08/29/2008
Staff Writer
A prominent Off-Broadway producer decided last year that she would stage a production of “The Quarrel,” a play about the meeting between estranged friends — one, an Orthodox rabbi; the other, a secular writer — after years of separation. Daryl Roth, producer of five Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, wanted Reuven Russell, an actor-comedian who has portrayed the rabbi on and off for a decade at small theaters in the New York area, to play the role again. Russell, who himself is Orthodox, stipulated that he would not do it on Shabbat.

Tutu Honor Too Too Much?

04/04/2003
Staff Writer
Inside the third-floor conference hall, Cardozo Law School officials beamed with pride as Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu accepted a peace award sponsored by the school, an affiliate of Yeshiva University. But outside the hall, a group of students protested the selection by fellow students of Archbishop Tutu as the fourth recipient of the International Advocate for Peace Award, labeling him an anti-Semite and opponent of Israel. "Anti-Semite on campus," called out Cardozo student Yishai Fleisher, a bearded man sporting a yarmulke and tzitizit.

Zionism On Canvas Roils Bay Area

10/18/2007
Editor-At-Large
Painter and poet Alan Kaufman has long worn his Zionism on his sleeve. And the 15 paintings of his that San Francisco gallery owner David Himmelberger hung this summer were imbued with it. But last week, the artist and Himmelberger’s tony Union Square gallery fell out angrily over the dealer’s refusal to publish a catalog to accompany Kaufman’s paintings entitled, “Visionary Expressionism: A Zionist Art.”

Still Marching For The Cause

09/03/2004
Staff Writer
It was close to 70 years ago that Evelyn Chasan bought a sharp royal-blue suit with a boxy jacket at Klein’s, the fabled department store on Union Square, and wore it to a May Day rally in support of unions and workers’ rights in the adjacent park. The memory came back to her on Sunday as she joined hundreds of thousands of others to march in sweltering heat and demonstrate deep opposition to the re-election of President George W. Bush.

No ‘Quarrel’ With Dark Shabbat

08/27/2008
Staff Writer
A prominent Off-Broadway producer decided last year that she would stage a production of “The Quarrel,” a play about the meeting between estranged friends — one, an Orthodox rabbi; the other, a secular writer — after years of separation. Daryl Roth, producer of five Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, wanted Reuven Russell, an actor-comedian who has portrayed the rabbi on and off for a decade at small theaters in the New York area, to play the role again. Russell, who himself is Orthodox, stipulated that he would not do it on Shabbat.
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