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Oy Vey! Mother-daughter relationship prevails in Jewish-Latina comedy
Estella Fish is Puerto Rican, and she clasps a rosary while fretting about her directionless youngest daughter, Alexis. Yet, she sounds like a typical Jewish mother concerned about an underachievin...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Great promise but not-so-bright future is Israel’s fate in this thoughtful examination
Is Israel good for the Jews? No, not if you prefer discrimination, exclusion, expulsion, persecution, pogroms and murder in the millions. Ask a stupid question. Of course Israel is good for the Jew...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nazi spy? Not hardly: The Jewish dressmaker FDR turned away
WASHINGTON — Was the Jewish “lady tailor” who ran a Prague dressmaking shop a potential Nazi spy? The Roosevelt administration apparently thought so. The Jewish Museum Milwaukee recently opened a r...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Helping Hollywood get Chasidim right
NEW YORK — When it comes to Chasidic characters in movies, film consultant Elli Meyer believes that the real deal trumps a random actor in costume. But that approach isn’t without its challenges. M...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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'A Matter of Size' opens film festival with tons of fun
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A movie about four very fat Israelis pushing each other around wearing something resembling underwear isn’t exactly a common love story. But “A Matter of Size” is no Hugh Grant flick. The movie pre...
Rodef Shalom music director cooks on 'Emeril Green' program
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
One of Rodef Shalom Congregation’s own will be cooking on television in an upcoming episode of “Emeril Green,” on Planet Green, a 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network. But that’s not the only p...
Students from many faiths meet in confab of understanding
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Seven adolescent boys sat around a Muslim prayer carpet in Rodef Shalom Congregation’s social hall, amazed that a compass was sewn in the center. “I wonder if they could make one with a GPS system,...
Torah scribe Menachem Youlus stands behind story about rescued scroll
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
By anyone’s standards, the tale of discovering a Holocaust-era Torah wrapped in a Gestapo body bag excavated from a mass grave on a pig farm in Kamenets-Podolsky seems far-fetched. Yet Rabbi Menach...
Call for young artists for Chronicle cover
by Chronicle
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chronicle is again inviting students from day schools and religious schools around Jewish Pittsburgh to submit cover art for the paper’s upcoming Passover edition on March 25. The Chronicle las...
Film festivals must adapt to meet new challenges
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Feb 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Through tough times, Jewish film festivals roll on. The cultural ties between Jews and film have long been strong — from knowing chuckles at Woody Allen flicks to flocking en masse to the cinema on...
Seder invite for that special someone: When's the right time?
by Suzanne Kurtz
JTA
Feb 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A few years ago I accepted an invitation to share a Passover seder at the home of my then-boyfriend's parents. Since we were becoming more serious as a couple, I was excited to experi...
Son of Hamas founder spied for Israel
by JTA
Feb 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The son of a Hamas founder served as a spy for Israel's Shin Bet security service, Haaretz reported. Mosab Hassan Yousef served for more than a decade as the Shin Bet's most valuable s...
Op-Ed: Saving equal rights for Israeli women
by Nancy Ratzan
National Council of Jewish Women
Feb 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Last April, two Israeli newspapers doctored photographs of the new Israeli Cabinet to remove the images of two female ministers, Limor Livnat and Sofa Landver. In one paper, the...
Federal authorities move to deport illegal Israeli immigrants
by Joel Magalnick
JTNews
Feb 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
SEATTLE -- Those attractive Israelis you may see at the mall hawking colorful beauty and hair products from the Dead Sea may not be as innocuous as they seem. Many are in the U.S. illegally, workin...