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For Iranian-born actors, Israel’s first Farsi movie carries echo of lost home
AYANOT, Israel — An Iranian-Israeli director and a group of Iranian-born actors are making a movie in Farsi, the language of Iran. “Baba Joon,” a story of familial conflict between three generation...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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From dance tunes to stories, Simply Tsfat rocks Pittsburgh with a joy for Jewish life
The Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chasidism, explained niggunim as “songs that transcend syllables and sound.” On Sunday night, June 29, that soulful nature was on display, as Simply Tsaf, a group of t...
Jul 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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In eye of Nazi storm, Dutch Jews found unlikely refuge
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands — In her nightmares, Tilly Walvis pictured German soldiers storming the house where she was hiding and deporting her children and the Christian couple sheltering them. Walvi...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review
Edward Lewis Wallant charted new waters with ‘The Pawnbroker’
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documentary shows Salk’s polio vaccine was also a Pittsburgh story
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Apr 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Comedian Larry David, of “Seinfeld” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fame, does a stand-up bit supposing what it must have been like to live next door to the mother of Dr. Jonas Salk. “Did I happen to me...
Jewish partisans remembered at this year’s Yom Hashoa program
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When Moshe Baran sits in shul every day; he sits with thousands of people. The 89-year-old Holocaust survivor and 16-year Squirrel Hill resident prays thinking “about the tens of thousands who woul...
Wheeling, Charleston residents band in unity against Westboro Baptist Church
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Many residents of Wheeling and Charleston, W.Va., are looking forward to their communities banding together in unity this weekend — and all it took was a little fire and brimstone. The Westboro Bap...
Israel, South America start trade agreement
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- A pioneering free-trade agreement between Israel and a bloc of South American countries began operating. Israel is the first country outside South America to sign such an ...
Turkish leader: Israel is Mideast's biggest threat
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Turkey's prime minister called Israel the main threat to Middle East peace. The remarks by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made to reporters in Paris, came in the course of a two-day official vi...
Olmert aide arrested for corruption
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- A former aide to Ehud Olmert was arrested in Israel on charges of fraud and bribery. Attorney Uri Messer, who worked for Olmert when he was prime minister, was arrested Tuesday for alle...
In Germany, confronting the Nazi perpetrators
by Toby Axelrod
JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- It isn't easy facing the cold stare of a Nazi perpetrator, even in a photo. Increasingly, however, memorial sites in Germany are making the confrontation possible, opening a door that lon...
Religious groups outraged by television celebrity’s ‘social justice’ remark
by Ben Harris
JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — If Glenn Beck has his way, many American Jews will be abandoning their synagogues. If one Jewish group has its way, the popular right-wing talk-show host will be drowned out by a wave of...
The hiding place revisited PBS airs new remake of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s been more than 60 years since the “Diary of Anne Frank” was first published. Since then it’s been reprinted in German, French and English, turned into a stage production, made into several mov...
EarthTalk: More pitfalls than perks
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Apr 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve often cooked canned foods in their own can, things like condensed milk and mushroom soup. I put the can without opening in the pressure cooker, cover it with water and let it c...