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An ode to ‘Girls,’ Lena Dunham and modern Jewish neuroticism
The HBO series “Girls” may no longer be the definitive show of the millennial generation — but as it enters its sixth and final season this week, it remains relevant in myriad ways. “Girls” debuted...
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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These upscale Israeli hotels are only for new moms and babies
TEL AVIV — The pedestrian bridge is drenched in sunlight and has the soft fragrance of baby powder. Like the hotel it leads to, it’s exclusive and hard to find — you have to get directions ahead of...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slow cooking: the Jewish connection
If you’ve ever walked into a house where a slow cooker is infusing the air with tantalizing aromas, you understand why the Crock-Pot has been a staple in American homes for more than 40 years. Cook...
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Going to ground: Turkey beats beef
“Let’s give ground turkey a try,” I said to my husband. “It’s better for us than beef.” “But it’s so dry,” David said. “You have to pour half a bottle of ketchup on a turkey burger just to make it ...
Feb 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brandeis names George Washington law dean as new president
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The board of directors of Brandeis University has tapped the dean of George Washington University’s law school as its next president. Frederick Lawrence, who has been the dean at George...
Netanyahu hints at flexibility on Jerusalem
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- It was an otherwise wholly unremarkable stump speech before a friendly audience in New York. On Wednesday evening at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel, the Israeli prime minister addressed a room...
Moscow exhibit gives a voice to Jewish Red Army soldiers
by Anna Rudnitskaya
JTA
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
MOSCOW — Lev Fein, a Jewish soldier in the Red Army, returned home to Minsk in 1945 to find a letter about his family being wiped out by the Nazis and the dire consequences of the occupation for Be...
Atlanta’s Can!!Can brings the noise
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Can!!Can, a punk rock trio from Atlanta, all but represents the very modern notion of alternative Judaism. Signed to JDub, the record label shared by Matisyahu and Golem, Can!!Can brings a much lou...
‘Medicine in Translation’ looks at cross-cultural issues
by By Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Wife, mother, author, cellist, editor and physician, Danielle Ofri richly demonstrates just how versatile an individual she is in “Medicine in Translation,” her third book. Born in New York to an o...
Local rabbi updates his guide to living Jewishly on campus
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
If Rabbi Scott Aaron had a copy of his own book, “Jewish U,” when he was in college, he would have avoided some uncomfortable situations. The book, just released by New York’s URJ Press in its seco...
NJDC president talks about stepping down, moving on
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Though many Jews bemoan our small numbers, to Ira Forman, size doesn’t really matter. It’s what you do with the numbers that counts. Forman announced this week that after nearly 15 years, he is ste...
Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel in joint press availability
by White House Media Affairs Office
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I just completed an excellent one-on-one discussion with Prime Minister Netanyahu, and I want to welcome him back to the White House. I want to, first of all, thank him for t...
Jewish Community Day at Kennywood Park coming up soon
by Release
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The annual Jewish Community Day at Kennywood Park is slated for Sunday, July 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jewish Community Day is not a fundraiser or a political event. It is a time for Jewish Pi...
Obama reaffirms U.S. ambiguity on Israel nukes
by JTA
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama said he will not press Israel when it comes to nuclear issues. "The United States will never ask Israel to take any steps that would undermine its security interests,"...