Appearing naked onscreen isn't something that requires much bravery, writes Lena Dunham in "Not That Kind of Girl," (Random House) a book of essays that delves into the most personal aspects of being a young woman of astounding achievement. Writing and starring in a hit show on HBO? Awesome. Getting paid more than $3.5 million to write your first book? Well, you can stick a feather in your cap and call it macaroni.
Can "Homeland" survive Brody's death? That's the million dollar question after the writers of Showtime's hit show decided Nicolas Brody's reward for trying to redeem himself after aligning with terrorists was to hang by his neck in a public square.
On Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" last month, Tel Aviv messed with Texas and came out on top when The Middle Feast, a team representing Israeli cuisine, defeated seven other teams to take the title ($50,000 and their own food truck).
When we first moved to New York City in the late '90's, my friends and I, being young, single, and low salaried, decided it wasn't too big a sin to "crash" Yom Kippur services. (Meaning, to sneak into services we hadn't purchased tickets for).
Welcome to Revisiting Prisoners of War! Each week, I will watch and review an episode of Gideon Raff's Israeli television drama Prisoners of War, inspiration for Showtime's hit series, Homeland. Prisoners of War follows three Israeli POWs' struggle to rejoin society after being held captive for seventeen years.
Sy has been involved in the Jewish music scene since he was 13 years old. In 1960, at the age of 17, Sy, along with Ben Hulkower on drums and Jordan Penkower on alto sax founded The Mark Three Orchestra. In 1966, they released an album, "The New Jewish Sound", which was to become trendsetting, blending early klezmer influences with contemporary Chassidic music. Their performances throughout the country included a concert before thousands at the Shriners Auditorium in Los Angeles. As a member of the Accordion Symphony Society, Sy performed at the Singer Bowl at the World's Fair in New York in 1964.
In1996, Sy released KlezSqueeze!, an album featuring early 1900's klezmer music with Marty Confurius on bass, and Alexandre
Fedoriouk on tsimbl (hammered dulcimer). Also during this period, Sy transcribed early klezmer music from the original 78 rpm recordings, and released two volumes of printed music,The Klezmer Fake Book.
In 2004, Sy returned to composing for the first time in twenty years. The product of his works can be heard on four recordings; Arise, Journeys, From My Soul, and Klez Kush and Son.
Aaron has been playing klezmer music since his high school days with the Klezminors, the most popular teenage klezmer group in the country during the late 1990's. They recorded a self-titled album and concertized extensively, culminating in a performance at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park before thousands.
Aaron has also performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and won an international music contest on classical guitar at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College, N.Y. Aaron has also done the graphic design for three of Sy's CDs and his original artwork, a paper mache accordion, adorns Sy's Klezsqueeze! album.