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Eric George Tauber


Tauber is a freelance writer who specializes in coverage of the arts.  He may be contacted via eric.tauber@sdjewishworld.com 

‘Pray Away’ Reveals Religious Fraud

John and Anne Paulk were the public faces of the “ex-gay” movement. Married with children, they did the talk-show circuit (Oprah, Springer, 60 Minutes) asserting that Divine Intervention had “delivered” them from their “sexually...

Book Panel: The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams

In New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty raises her torch welcoming immigrants to the “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.” But there’s a catch. Straying too far from “American values”...
Hershey Felder as Sergei Rachmaninoff with J Anthony Crane as Czar Nicholas II in Nicholas, Anna & Sergei

Music Rises Like A Phoenix

Telling the story of someone’s life without turning it into a thick biography is the art of the raconteur. The art is to seize upon a single, defining moment and work from there. Maestro...

Movie Review: ‘Julia Scotti: Funny That Way’

When we first posted a review of this film documenting the life and career of comedian Julia Scotti, we felt that it was a positive article. I praised the film and endeavored to treat...
By zeevveez from Jerusalem, Israel, via Wikimedia Commons

Commemorating Yom Hashoah in Verse

It can be a deeply humbling experience to hear personal accounts of the Holocaust. For those of us born in the relative safety and comfort of post-war America, Yom Hashoah is one day. Survivors would relive...

Death March to Volary

“I saw how people lost the will to live. … That’s what determined who stayed alive and who didn’t: the will.” -Valeria Juhasz, Survivor of the Volary Death March In January of 1945, Europe was...

‘Crip Camp’ Espouses Jewish Values

I recently watched the documentary Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution on Netlix. It begins in 1971 at Camp Jened, a summer camp in the Catskills for people with disabilities such as blindness, spina bifida, cerebral palsy,...

Comic-Con Online: Art & the Holocaust

When Art Spiegelman first proposed Maus, his two-volume graphic novel about the Holocaust, people asked how he could tackle a subject so dark, weighty and personal with comics. I think a more important question is: What...

Three Jewish Women of Valor

What does being Jewish mean to you? Is it keeping up the practices of an ancient religion? Are the values separate from the prayers or are they symbiotic? Do we wear a Star of...

Stories under quarantine

Who doesn’t love to listen to a good story? For many of us, stories were an essential part of bedtime. And podcasts like Story Corps, The Moth and This American Life just go to show that our desire...