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St. Louis Jewish Light

Peter Mayer and Bobby Miller star in the New Jewish Theatre’s production of ‘The Value of Names,’ which runs through April 1.

NJT’s ‘Value of Names’—short, strong and timely

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus March 21, 2012

In the “Sayings of the Sages,” it is said, “There are three crowns: the crown of learning, the crown of priesthood and the crown of royalty; but greater than any of these is the crown of  a good name” (Tractate 4:13).  The New Jewish Theatre’s...

New Jewish Theatre to stage ‘The Value of Names’

February 22, 2012

How important is our name to us? In the 1950s this became a question with significant repercussions during the infamous McCarthy hearings. During that period, the ostensible search for communists in the guise of un-American Activities (or today's National...

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