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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.

ARTICLES BY: Oren Safdie

February 8, 2018 10:58 am

Poland, Jews and the Kielce Pogrom — of 1946

I was somewhat understanding when the Polish cabinet recently approved a bill that would criminalize the use of the phrase “Polish death camps” in reference to Nazi-run...

September 18, 2013 9:35 am

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...


Iran Arrests Europeans Accused of Role in Unrest

Iran, which has blamed "foreign enemies" for protests that swept the country after the death of a woman in morality police custody, said on Friday it had arrested nine European...


Israel Triathlon Team Denied in Jordan for Asian Cup

Six members of Israel's triathlon team, including 21-year-old Itamar Lebanon, were supposed to take part in the Asian Cup competition in Jordan this weekend, but they were banned to enter...

Middle East

Moroccan Textbooks Emphasize Jewish History, Report Says

School textbooks in the Kingdom of Morocco promote appreciation of Jews and educate students about their contributions to the country, according to an analysis by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Morocco became...

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