drama

Too Little Revealed In ‘Assembled Parties’

Richard Greenberg’s Upper West Side drama turns on the idea of hiddenness.

04/30/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Long one of the most Jewish neighborhoods in New York, the Upper West Side is often said to have lost much of its ethnic Jewish flavor.

Jessica Hecht, far left, Jeremy Shamos and Judith Light. Joan Marcus

Huh?, an Israeli "West Wing"?

With a name like “The Prime Minister’s Cabinet,” you’d think this television show was yet another British drama, a “Downton Abbey” sequel starring, say, Winston Churchill.  But it’s not—no, it has nothing to do with Brits, but with, of all things, Israelis.  Yes, in a culture story today, The New York Times devotes a full piece to an obscure Israeli political drama, made for T.V., that even critics in Isra

A Jewish Prophet At The Vatican

Abraham Joshua Heschel’s meeting in Rome is dramatized in ‘Imagining Heschel.’

11/02/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

At the height of the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement, America’s most prominent rabbi, Abraham Joshua Heschel, embarked on a secret mission to Rome.

Abraham Joshua Heschel
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