Jewish Recipients of National Arts and Humanities Awards at the White House

by Frances Novack
Mel Brooks set the tone, as President Obama quoted him telling his writers: “Write anything you want, because we will never be heard from again. We will all be arrested for this movie” (“Blazing Saddles”). The President then awarded him and 21 others the National Medal for the Arts or Humanities Medal at a laughter-filled ceremony at the White House. [Read more…]