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As ‘Gone with the Wind’ turns 75, examining the Jewish influence on an epic film
The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts w...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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At 98, Kirk Douglas finds his poetic muse
LOS ANGELES — Kirk Douglas, born Issur Danielovitch, the son of an immigrant Russian Jewish ragman, marked his 98th birthday on Dec. 9 by launching his 11th book. The legendary star of 87 movies (w...
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‘Sheriff of Mars’ unveils endearing life of Jewish music star hidden in the fields of France
It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes and storytellers — high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville’s powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the b...
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Chanukah menorahs of Israel shed light on Jewish people’s past, present, future
As winter arrives and the days grow shorter, outdoor lighting is needed more during the Chanukah season than at any other time of year. This need is taken particularly seriously in Israel, where ou...
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Israel's U.S. ambassador offers to return to California university
by JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s U.S. ambassador has offered to return to the California university where students interrupted his speech last month. Michael Oren, in an open letter Monday, said he would meet with student...
‘E-waste’ consumes landfill space, but there are good alternatives
Mar 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I work for an office equipment company selling copiers, fax machines, computers and printers. Each year new models come out making old ones obsolete. As a result, we have loads of t...
Bomber must choose life or death in ‘For My Father’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Do suicide bombers have consciences? What do they think of the people they murder? Do they crave a second chance — at life? Dror Zahavi was intrigued by these questions, and explores them in his mo...
Communications activist silenced in Cuban jail cell
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Alan Gross has been about communications all his life: The call-mom-everyday son, the family newsbreaker, the message guy for Jewish groups, the get-out-the-vote enthusiast for candida...
Holocaust book collection dedicated at Morgantown library
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — J.D. Rechter, tattoo number 72751, a Viennese Jew who died at Auschwitz in 1943, now has a permanent legacy in the heart of West Virginia. Dozens of West Virginians — Jews and n...
Local Jews divided over treatment of women at Wall
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
On a January morning in 1994, Judy Palkovitz was getting ready to pray. It was just after 6 a.m., and along with 16 other women, she’d walked through Jerusalem towards the Western Wall, the holiest...
Action or silence?
by Justin Jacobs
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
On a January morning in 1994, Judy Palkovitz was getting ready to pray. It was just after 6 a.m., and along with 16 other women, she’d walked through Jerusalem towards the Western Wall, the holiest...
Ethical kosher seal comes to Pa., but will it catch on?
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Hanging next to the bathroom in Max and David’s International Kosher Cuisine, a two-year-old upscale eatery in Elkins Park, Pa., you’ll find a veritable hall of fame, “certificates that we like to ...
Supowitz followed a media career to Florida, but he hates the humidity  
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — As a media professional, I can attest to the heavy pressures, deadlines and fast-paced culture that absorbs my day-to-day life. For many individuals in my line of work, it’s a struggl...
U.S. anti-Semitism envoy wants to bring non-Jews into the fight
by Melissa Apter
JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s special envoy on anti-Semitism wants to recruit non-Jews to make her case. Hannah Rosenthal outlined her goals in her new role during a recent address in Dallas to th...