30 years ago, Brendan Fraser and Matt Damon starred in ‘School Ties’ — one of Hollywood’s few movies about antisemitism at school Jewish communities in southwest Florida scramble for safety after Hurricane Ian brings ‘biblical’ storm surge How a mob hit at Rao’s restaurant changed a Jewish actress’s life Marc Chagall’s Catskills house is for sale — for $240,000 Portuguese court loosens rules for rabbi charged in Roman Abramovich Sephardic citizenship probe David Cicilline, Jewish progressive, is new chair of House Middle East subcommittee A White House summit tackles right-wing extremism with talk of security, hugs — and Christian forgiveness Brazilian Jews and Arabs hold hummus championship to celebrate coexistence — and food Orthodox Jewish groups are joining an evangelical Christian mailman’s Supreme Court case CUNY adopts new initiative with Hillel to fight antisemitism on campus Yom Kippur student absences could cost Michigan schools state funding
A ‘Fiddler’ fit for an Opera house and two pianists playing during final weeks of Ravinia Festival

The Lyric Opera is set to open its season with an intriguing production of Fiddler on the Roof (a sign that it is returning to its pre-pandemic practice of mounting a Broadway musical classic each year). And at the same time the Ravinia Festival will continue to present a few more weeks of top-notch programs, including two concerts by solo pianists who both just happen to be Jewish women.

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