Masha Leon is an award-winning journalist and longtime cultural columnist for The Forward and other publications. She has won Poland's Knight Cross of Merit Medal for articles relating to Polish-Jewish affairs, and is a frequent speaker on her history as a Sugihara survivor.
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Q&A: François Ozon

The award-winning French filmmaker on his new World War I drama ‘Frantz’

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A Compassionate, Convivial Purim Party With Dancing Puppets and New York VIPs

The Jewish Museum’s annual Purim Ball featured a Chinese-Jewish connection and former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg, who spoke of the holiday’s ‘timeless’ lessons

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An Exquisite Viennese Gala; Memories of Schwarzenegger

The 62nd Viennese Opera Ball in New York City, a lavish affair, celebrated Leonard Bernstein and Johann Strauss. And there was cake.

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Rabbi Marvin Tokayer Honored for Lifetime of Service Between Jewish and Japanese Communities

Tokayer and his wife were sent to Japan by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 1967: ‘We went for two years and forgot to come home.’

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Horrors, After the War

An Interview with Martin Zandvliet, the Danish director of ‘Land of Mine,’ an Oscar-nominated film about German POWs who are forced by Danish authorities to dig up landmines with their bare hands after World War II

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My Time With the Unsinkable Debbie Reynolds

Remembering the inimitable actress, who died in December, just a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher. A public memorial is planned for both of them in March in Los Angeles.

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Yiddish and Galas With Mary Tyler Moore

In the ’90s, Mary Tyler Moore and I would socialize and dance the hora at Jewish galas around New York City. We spoke a little Yiddish, too.

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