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Seventy years later, a mysterious KGB agent spies on a woman in Dresden and falls in love.
In 1920, Jewish-Russian writer Isaac Babel wanders the Russian countryside with the Red Cavalry.
6, 3 p.m., Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, (646) 437-4202, N.; she served in President Barack Obama’s second term from 2013-2017.
Join Muslim leaders Umair Khan, from the Office of NYC Public Advocate, Rabia Chaudry, New York Times bestselling author of “Adnan’s Story” and noted journalist Yair Rosenberg for a conversation about the challenges of being a Muslim in America today, and the current moment in Muslim-Jewish relations. 3, 7-9 p.m., JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., (646) 505-4444. Already widely known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning book “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (2003),” Samantha Power became the youngest person ever to serve as U. Nearly a year after Nikki Haley succeeded her, Power will meet with her friend and former ADL National Director Abe Foxman for a conversation about America’s role in the world today and what she sees as the most urgent human rights issues of our time. 7, 7 p.m., Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, (646) 437-4202,
Hedy Lamarr, the 1940s screen siren and Austrian-Jewish émigré, once said, “Any girl can be glamorous — all you have to do is stand still and look stupid.” Starring alongside Hollywood giants like Spencer Tracy, Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable, Lamarr was cherished for her looks — “No more beautiful woman has ever stormed the doors of moviedom than Hedy, grey-eyed, raven-haired Viennese,” the film journal Photoplay raved. Composed of four female vocalists and a swinging jazz trio, the group (which debuted at a Brooklyn jazz club last May) deconstructs familiar jazz standards and popular classics, reshaping them around lush vocal harmonies and a subdued Mediterranean lilt. 5, p.m., Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia St., (212) 989-9319, KLEZBOS IN THE SKY Though it has moved far beyond its original role as wedding music, klezmer is still best served in heimishe surroundings. concert, Piano on Park, 10 Park Ave., 22nd fl., Apt. In the hit Israeli film, the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra travels to Israel from Egypt for a concert, ending up in the wrong place and bonding with local Israelis in the process. — Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, 150 W. “Lili Marlene” was the title of a World War II-era German song that became popular with both the Axis and the Allies. With a big tone, a gift for melody and hurtling, caravan-in-the-desert rhythms, he is a singular voice on the jazz scene. 5-6, and p.m., Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 10 Columbus Circle, (212) 258-9595,
But the fact that she was the inventor of a groundbreaking communication system, which underlined modern encryption, went largely unrecognized during her lifetime. Kicking off the Chanukah holiday season, the acclaimed all-female klezmer sextet Isle of Klezbos plays an intimate house concert featuring holiday-themed neo-traditional dance rollicks, mystical melodies, re-grooved standards and genre-defying originals. David Yazbek’s musical of the same name and based on the film won the 2017 Obie for Best Musical. Set in pre-WWII Berlin, this similarly titled Off-Broadway musical (with book and music by Michael Antin) centers on the fictional character of Rosie Pen (Amy Londyn), a Jewish cabaret singer whose rendition of the song makes it famous. The Israeli-born jazz guitarist has drawn praise for his smooth sound and formidable technique.
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Featuring special guest Israeli singer/songwriter and rising pop-star Hanan Ben Ari. German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused an uproar in the 1960s by coining the subversive concept of the “banality of evil” when referring to the trial of Adolph Eichmann, which she covered for The New Yorker magazine.
Her private life was no less controversial, thanks to her early love affair with the German philosopher and Nazi supporter Martin Heidegger.
This Jewish Museum exhibit features early drawings by the great Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, who died in 1920.
The drawings, which were acquired directly from the artist by Dr.