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From Woody Allen to Sarah Jessica Parker, 8 ‘Jewish’ shows to watch this fall
Fall is here, and with it comes cooler weather, earlier sunsets and an end to whatever magical spell or temporary insanity that possessed us to spend our free time outdoors rather than in front of ...
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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New film explores the why, how behind Nazi atrocities
Documentary film director and second-generation Holocaust survivor Philippe Mora recalls exactly what he was eating — chopped herring and eggs — when Sam Goldberg recounted to him details of what i...
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Minnesota Vikings’ owner thinks big with new stadium and Holocaust philanthropy
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped up to an 800-pound gjallarhorn and exhaled with all he had to launch the festivities  that officially inaugurated the team’s $1.1 bill...
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From matzah balls to footballs, two Jewish brothers recall their journey to the NFL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds, veteran NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz isn’t just a force of nature, but a product of good ol’ Jewish nurture. “My size comes from a childhood t...
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Tree of Life, Or L’Simcha vote to merge into 1 congregation
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jun 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Tree of Life and Or L’Simcha have officially merged into a single congregation, capping nearly two years of space sharing and planning that led to this outcome. The two old congregations voted unan...
With flotillas, marches and vigils, Jews press for Shalit's release
by JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The family of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and thousands of supporters began a protest march to mark the four years of his captivity. Under the slogan "Gilad is still alive," at least ...
Turkey reportedly closes airspace to Israel
by JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Turkey's prime minister said his country has closed its airspace to Israeli planes. Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed Monday during the G-20 summit in Toronto that the airspace was closed...
Chasidic fathers released from jail
by JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Haredi Orthodox fathers who defied a court order to send their daughters to an integrated Ashkenazi-Sephardic school were released from jail. Sunday's decision by the Israeli Supreme C...
New Zealand Jews plan to fight for shechitah
by Dan Goldberg
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia – Barring a last-minute policy reversal, Jewish leaders in New Zealand appear certain to launch legal action against the government over its controversial new law banning kosher s...
Riding the French countryside in the Jewish-Muslim friendship bus
by Sue Fishkoff
Jun 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
BESANCON, France -- On a hot afternoon in early June, an unusual looking bus is parked in the central square of this historic city in eastern France. Passers-by cast sidelong glances at the brightl...
Israeli wealthy class grows, transforming a country
by Dina Kraft
Jun 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
HERZLIYA PITUACH, Israel -- Some of the wealthiest Israelis live on Galei Tchelet Street in this coastal town on a narrow road that seems to groan under the weight of its many mansions. Rooftops an...
Coming up
by Angela Leibowicz
Jun 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Lynn Claire Feinberg of Oslo, Norway, will visit Ohr Nistar , a Jewish Renewal Chavura, on Saturday, July 3, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Feinberg is the first woman rabbi in Norway and all of Scandin...
OU, Reform weigh in on Kagan
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Two major Jewish religious groups weighed in on Elana Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. The Orthodox Union, while noting that it does not endorse nominees, said in a letter to ...
Ehud Barak critical of razing Palestinian houses
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak criticized a plan to redevelop an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood that would raze 22 Palestinian houses. Barak, in the United States for talks with Obama administ...