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With ‘Jewish Journey,’ PBS traces 350 years of migrations
LOS ANGELES — “You survive, you honor us by living,” said Martin Greenfield, now a New York master tailor, recalling his father’s words after he was liberated from the Buchenwald concentration camp...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jews receive a mixed welcome at ‘Downton Abbey’
Jewish characters have finally joined the impeccably attired throng at “Downton Abbey,” and it’s not an altogether happy day. While Lord and Lady Grantham welcome the new arrivals with exquisite ma...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Revisiting the past in Cartagena, Colombia
Stop a random person on the streets of Pittsburgh for a little word-association game and Cartagena may invoke res-ponses along the lines of “drugs and crime” or perhaps the name of the mid-1980s fi...
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Soviet immigration fuels ‘engaging frolic’ through lives of imagination
In the charming novel, “A Replace-ment Life” by Boris Fishman, newly out in trade paperback, would-be writer Slava Gelman, stuck in a low- level, clerk-like job at a prestigious magazine, stumbles ...
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Emily Rosen wins Chanuka cover contest
Dec 09, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
Emily Rosen, 9, is the winner of The Chronicle’s cover contest for this year’s Chanuka issue. A third-grade student at O’Hara Elementary School, Emily also attends the Fox Chapel Chabad Sunday Scho...
Hidden Jews in Poland to get Chanuka guide
by JTA
Dec 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A Polish-language guide to Chanuka will be distributed to Hidden Jews in Poland. Shavei Israel, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to strengthen ties between the State of Israel an...
The politics of pita
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Over at the Atlantic, Lauren Shockey has an engaging account of her two months apprenticing as a chef in Tel Aviv, and she ruminates over that constitutes an Israeli cuisine. One thing that stood o...
Microbreweries bubbling up in Israel
by Ari Miller
JTA
Dec 07, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- David Cohen doesn’t think Goldstar beer is bad -- especially for a macro-brewed, industrial label that is Israel’s most popular. But Cohen’s beer of choice comes from The Dancing Camel,...
Lebanon fires at Israeli planes
by JTA
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Lebanese army fired on at least four Israel Air Force planes flying over southern Lebanon. Lebanese news media reported Wednesday that the anti-aircraft fire forced the Israeli pla...
Trial opens for alleged war criminal Demjanjuk; prosecutors confident
by Toby Dershowitz
JTA
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 80 80 recommendations | email to a friend
MUNICH — The long-awaited Nazi war crimes trial of John Demjanjuk opened here with his attorney claiming that his client is a scapegoat for German guilt over the Holocaust. Demjanjuk, 89, is charge...
First bar mitzva celebrated in Croatia since Holocaust
by Karen Gold Anisfeld
For The Chronicle
Dec 03, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 75 75 recommendations | email to a friend
ZAGREB, Croatia — Emanuel Israel Da-Don, the eldest son of Croatia’s chief rabbi, Kotel Da-Don, was recently called to the Torah here as a bar mitzva. What made the day special was that Emanuel is ...
Nothing wrong or right with ‘My Very First Jewish Celebrate’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
The cover of the new compilation CD for Jewish children, “My Very First Jewish Celebrate,” contains this guarantee: “kid tested; parent approved.” Oh, really? While cruising along the Pennsylvania ...
‘Appassionata’ a gripping account of concert pianist, and her turbulent life
by Morton I. Teicher
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Artistically speaking, Eva Hoffman Hoffman’s background has come in handy. When she was 14, growing anti-Semitism in Ukraine led Hoffman and her family to move to Canada. After completing high scho...
Census shows rise in Jewish school enrollment
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 83 83 recommendations | email to a friend
Enrollment at Jewish elementary and secondary schools in the United States is on the rise, according to the findings of a new AVI CHAI Foundation census. But the news isn’t all good. There are 228,...