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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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Census shows rise in Jewish school enrollment
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 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,...
Seneca Valley teacher brings Holocaust to life in his classroom
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 02, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
To a high school student, the events of the Holocaust can seem unreal, and far removed from contemporary life. But by drawing parallels between current events and Nazi Germany, Seneca Valley Senior...
Israeli army to fight Facebook enemies
by JTA
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Israel Defense Forces will draft recruits to fight the enemy on Facebook and Twitter. The IDF is set to begin drafting computer experts in order to start a new media department uni...
Jewish Labor Committee calls for Hyatt boycott
by JTA
Dec 02, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Jewish Labor Committee is calling on Jews to boycott Hyatt Hotels. The call comes following the news earlier this fall that the hotel chain had laid off approximately 100 members ...
Talking Israel, Jews and anti-Semitism at Amsterdam film festival
by Ben Harris
JTA
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM -- A hushed crowd filed into a standing-room-only space above the Escape Club in Amsterdam last week to hear the Iranian-Canadian filmmaker Maziar Bahari describe the four months he spent...
Movie details rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 25, 2009 | 4 4 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
A young man is walking to his synagogue in London when a group of boys approaches on bicycles. As they pass, one of them punches the young man in the face, unprovoked. “That’s what happens to Jews,...
Women from different backgrounds come together in beautiful harmony
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Seven women, ranging in age from 31 to 55, sit around a breakfast table, noshing on some fruit and finishing the morning’s first cup. But this is not your run-of-the-mill coffee klatch. The women i...
PAJC looking to tackle immigration reform in 2010
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
In the course of the coming year, the Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee will host a series of educational events on the intricacies of immigration and the attempts to reform it. “This is the issue w...
Iran divestment would impact $692M in Pa. investments
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
When people question whether state-level divestment is worth the effort, proponents often talk in abstract terms about the cumulative impact of many state and local governments simultaneously yanki...
Israeli soldiers spark fears, shift debate with threats of not carrying out order
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Nov 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Top Israeli political and military leaders are increasingly worried about several recent incidents involving soldiers publicly declaring their refusal to evacuate Jewish settlers from ...