Arts and Culture

Shooting a German-Israeli relationship

By Toby Axelrod BERLIN (JTA) — Israeli filmmaker Tomer Heymann almost never stops shooting. He shoots his mother. He shoots his relatives. And, most of all, he shoots his German boyfriend. Heymann’s latest documentary, “I Shot My Love,” tells the sometimes painful story about how his love affair with… Read more »

New Jewish museum unveils top Jewish 18

PHILADELPHIA (Jewish Exponent/JTA) — Isaac Bashevis Singer didn’t care much for the 1983 Barbra Streisand-starring film adaptation of his short story “Yentel the Yeshiva Boy.” The late Nobel Prize-winning author couldn’t picture a serious Talmud student breaking into song.  Many Jewish moviegoers, however, loved the Singer-Streisand pairing, which is… Read more »

Israeli violinist to play Tchaikovsky concerto with TSO

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Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman will perform with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra next month. Named NPR’s #1 New Classical Music Face of 2008 for his recording of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Gluzman will perform the concerto with the TSO and conductor George Hanson on Thursday and Friday, February 11 and 12… Read more »