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avatar Oren Safdie
Born in Montreal, Oren Safdie is is a playwright-In-Residence at La MaMa in New York, where many of his plays originated, including the off-Broadway hit Private Jokes, Public Places. As a screenwriter, he scripted You Can Thank Me Later starring Ellen Burstyn and Amanda Plummer, and the Israeli film, Bittersweet. He has also contributed essays to Dwell, Metropolis, Jerusalem Post, Forward, Times Of Israel and New Republic. He presently lives in Venice, California.

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September 18, 2013 9:35 am
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New Quebec Proposal to Restrict Religion is a Farce

The Premier of Quebec, Pauline Marois, recently put forward a charter of values plan that she intends to bring to the Parliament floor for a...

Features

Can the World Agree to ‘Fix’ the Iran Nuclear Deal?

President Donald Trump on Jan. 12 outlined his intentions to “fix the terrible flaws” of the Iran nuclear deal, giving...

IDF Prepares for New High-Tech Home in Southern Israel’s ‘Silicon Wadi’

JNS.org - The IDF is gearing up for a major relocation to southern Israel,...

Longtime Supporters of Peace Process: Abbas Is Disqualified as Negotiating Partner

JNS.org - Some prominent Jewish proponents of the decades-long peace process between Israel and...

World

Amid Ongoing Parliamentary Campus Free Speech Probe, UK Jewish Community Hi...

Leading communal representatives and advocates in the United Kingdom are drawing attention to difficulties faced by Jewish students on campus...

Israel

After Knesset Speech, Major US Jewish Groups Praise VP Pence for Support of...

US Vice President Mike Pence’s speech at the Israeli Knesset on Monday was warmly praised by a number of major...

Middle East

Turkey Detains 91, Including Politicians, Journalists, Over Syria Comments

Turkey arrested dozens of people overnight for "spreading terrorist propaganda" about its Syrian incursion, state media said on Tuesday, raising to nearly 100 the number of such detainees, including politicians,...

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