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A Purim-Like Masquerade in Time

“Stealing Time” is a brand-new ballet, with clocks in many scenes, sometimes ticking, numbers flashing, and occasionally dancers forming the circle of a clock’s face. With gorgeous music by Kurt Weill, artful dancing by members of the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet and unexpected details, the ballet is a meditation on time’s mysteries. Sunday afternoon was the final performance of its premiere run, the perfect way to spend a first day of spring with puzzling hints of snow.

Erez Milatin and company in Gelsey Kirkland Ballet's “Stealing Time.” Travis Magee

What Unites Us — Not Divides Us — Is The Key

12/22/2015 - 13:11

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, honored by The Jewish Week as a community builder, has served as spiritual leader of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun since 1958 and principal of the Ramaz School since 1966. His office in the Upper East Side synagogue is lined with memorabilia that speaks of the history of New York Jewry as well as his passions: photographs of his wife, Audrey, and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his father, Rabbi Joseph Lookstein; his teacher Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik; Natan Sharansky borrowing his tallis and tefillin in Moscow; and a poster-sized photo of the rabbi wearing a Mets jacket and hat, after “an incredible-season.” 

Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, (left) 2015 honoree.

David Broza, Music And Discussion

The iconic musician discussed his new album, "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" -- recorded with Israeli, American and Palestinian musicians--  at Temple Emanu-el in Manhattan on Feb. 11. Please also see Sandee Brawarsky's Well Versed blog post on the event, and Robert Goldblum's Q&A with Broza.

Author Dara Horn

Jewish Week Culture Editor Sandee Brawarsky speaks with award-winning novelist Dara Horn about her latest work, "A Guide To The Perplexed" and the significance of history and memory in Judaism.

Frank Conversation On Disability And Inclusion

10/15/2013 - 20:00

Three prominent change-makers will take part in a discussion entitled “Understanding Difference: A Frank Conversation About Disability and Inclusion” at Cong. Rodeph Sholom on Monday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m.

Art And Torah: Archie Rand's 'Chapter Paintings'

The Jewish Week and artist Archie Rand unite his art -- a painting of each Torah portion -- and our commentary.
09/25/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Book Critic

This week, we are thrilled to introduce a cycle of art to accompany the weekly Torah commentary.

Tony Judt, Joshua Foer, and a Jewish Memory Palaces

My colleague Sandee Brawarsky spoke with Joshua Foer this week, and did an excellent job reminding readers of memory's central place in Judaism.  Foer's in the news for his new book, "Moonwalking with Einstein," which details how he won the American memory championship. 

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