A touching tribute to Steven Spielberg’s mother from a local Israeli American filmmaker upon her passing.
There’s a little kosher restaurant on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles called The Milky Way. It’s an unassuming establishment with a modest sign and a few potted plants out front. Thousands of people drive by it every day without a moment’s thought, but to those of us who know it, The Milky Way is an oasis.
The proprietor, Leah Adler, who celebrated her 97th birthday not long ago, passed away last week. To a great extent, the restaurant is an extension of Mrs. Adler. Its charm is her charm. Its welcoming warmth is an extension of her emphatic sense of hospitality.