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New Book Explores The Final Days Of Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen
In 1965, Dorothy Kilgallen was at the pinnacle of her profession.
She was a real-life Lois Lane, a woman who since the 1930s had earned acclaim as a daring reporter and columnist in the cigar-smoking, whiskey-drinking, male-dominated world of daily newspapers. Her journalistic fame even landed her gigs as a celebrated radio talk show host and a panelist on CBS’s popular TV show What’s My Line?
But on Nov. 8, 1965, the intrepid Kilgallen, 52, was found dead in her New York City townhouse, leaving colleagues and millions of fans across the country in mourning. Officially, a fatal mixture of sleeping pills and alcohol caused her accidental death. However, more than 50 years
Satirical songfest enables kids to learn Yiddish painlessly
To renew a cherished Hannukah tradition, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present "Kids & Yiddish," a musical theatrical funfest that teaches Yiddish to kids primarily through songs and song parodies. The show gleefully mixes Jewish folk traditions with popular culture and satirizes some of the latest fads on TV, all the while cleverly weaving in Yiddish words and phrases. A protean piece, which continually
Beginning around the year 1000, Jerusalem attained unprecedented significance as a location, destination, and symbol to people of diverse faiths from Iceland to India. Multiple competitive and complementary religious traditions, fueled by an almost universal preoccupation with the city, gave rise to one of the most creative periods in its history. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 26, the landmark exhibition Jerusalem 1000–1400: Every People Under Heaven will
Ben Zion Shenker, the composer of hundreds of melodies, including 'Eishes Chayil' and 'Mizmor L'Dovid,' passed away last week
Jewish composer and singer Ben Zion Shenker passed away Sunday morning, November 20th at the age of 91.
Shenker, one of the most gifted and prominent Jewish musical figures of the past century, was known for preserving the Modzitzer musical tradition. He produced some of the earliest records of hassidic music, featuring Modzitz nigunim (hassidic melodies) for holiday
In recent years, numerous lectures, books and articles have attempted to explore and analyze the bond that existed between the Rav, Rabbi Yosef Ber Soloveitchik and the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. In their lifetimes, these Torah luminaries inspired thousands of people. Through their teachings and students, they continue to inspire our generation
For those seeking a compelling and factually faithful study of the friendship that existed between these extraordinary people the recently