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Allen’s sidekick, Tony Roberts, on teetering on the edge of fame
NEW YORK — There’s a memorable scene in “Annie Hall” when Woody Allen’s character, Alvy Singer, rants about finding anti-Semites everywhere he goes. “You know, I was having lunch with some guys fro...
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Jewish TV show you should be watching: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’
NEW YORK — If the ratings for CW’s newest show, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” are any indication, you probably aren’t watching it. If not, you’re missing out. Now that creator and star Rachel Bloom is a G...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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For ex-baseball players, Israel is a place to learn, teach
Out of baseball after four years playing in the minor leagues, Brent Powers, a Christian from Texas, took a tour of Israel last year with his wife. He was smitten with the country and considered ho...
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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From HBO to Arthur Miller, what a ‘tough guy’ actor learned from his Jewish grandma
NEW YORK — On a trip to London last year, actor Michael Zegen caught a revival performance of Arthur Miller’s 1955 drama, “A View from the Bridge.” about a Brooklyn longshoreman whose protective im...
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Guitarist uses Paul Celan’s Holocaust poetry to create stunning opus
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
When Dan Kaufman first read Paul Celan’s poetry, something clicked. Having grown up Jewish in Minneapolis and briefly in Israel, Kaufman always felt strong ties to the Holocaust and its unknowable ...
Local klezmer band makes beautiful music
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The music of Eastern Watershed Quartet’s latest CD, “The Klez Dispenser,” will tug at the heartstrings of the most discerning klezmer listener. The just-released 14-song package is klezmer in its m...
Anonymous gift gives WVU Hillel major facelift
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 22, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Thanks to a $100,000 anonymous gift, the West Virginia University Hillel is nearing completion of a massive renovation project at its University Avenue house. The project, which began Dec. 15, is d...
Palestinian village and Israeli town build rare partnership across line
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Apr 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WADI FUKIN, West Bank -- Mohammed Mansara, a 70-year-old farmer who goes by the name Abu Mazen, indicates with a sweep of his arm the fruit trees and vegetables he grows on his small plot of land i...
Orthodox rabbinical parley to address women's leadership
by Ben Harris
JTA
Apr 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- With a high-profile discussion scheduled on women's leadership and two proposed rules aimed at marginalizing rabbis who deviate leftward on hot-button issues, an upcoming Orthodox rabbi...
Clinton Independence Day message reaffirms Israel-U.S. bonds
by JTA
Apr 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reaffirmed the strong relationship between the United States and Israel in a video message for Israel's Independence Day. "Congratulation...
Student group attacks leftists in revised Yizkor
by JTA
Apr 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli student group distributed a Yizkor memorial prayer with an additional passage that attacks leftists and conscientious objectors. Im Tirtzu, a right-wing grass-roots group th...
‘Girl on the Train’ has flash, but film falls flat
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Character studies on film hedge heavily on one factor: our ability to relate to the character on-screen. If we can’t make the connection, whatever strife or happiness the character faces will fall ...
In his own words
by Angela Leibowicz
Communiuty Editor
Apr 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Baruch Poupko’s legacy goes beyond Pittsburgh, and the breadth of his work forever changed the lives of many Jews. Poupko, who served as rabbi and then senior rabbi at Shaare Torah Congregati...
Kyrgyz shul attacked amid upheaval
by Anna Rudnitskaya & Uriel Heilman
JTA
Apr 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
MOSCOW – As the capital of Kyrgyzstan erupted in violence last week, members of the Central Asian nation’s small Jewish community held their breath and sat tight. The ORT school in the capital, Bis...