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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 | 0 0 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...
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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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‘Parade’ offers a powerful tale of an American blood libel
A young girl is found dead in the factory where she worked. There are three suspects for the brutal murder: the black night watchman, the black janitor and the Jewish factory superintendent. The to...
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Exhumation case going to court; casket’s condition not determined
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
After failing to reach an agreement with Congregation Poale Zedeck, the family of Howard Tobin is pursuing a court order allowing it to exhume his remains for re-burial. Tobin, who died in 1965 at ...
Sestak: Specter votes wrong way, ‘flips’ on his health care position
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Joe Sestak has no shortage of criticism for Sen. Arlen Specter: • Specter, the U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania who is up for re-election this year, “flipped” his position on a public option for heal...
Questioning of Women of the Wall leader sparks protests
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 12, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Conservative synagogue movement is launching a campaign to protest the recent questioning and possible prosecution of a leader of the group Women of the Wall. For more than two dec...
Giant Eagle launching new line of prepared kosher foods
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Giant Eagle is launching a new line of prepared, old world-style kosher foods in select area supermarkets, beginning this month, according to a press release. (The New York Times carried a story Ja...
No serious health issues linked to television, but watching can have other side effects
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Years ago I read that children should be kept at least 2 feet from the television because of harmful electronic emissions. Is this still relevant? Is there a difference regarding th...
How Israel is implementing the settlement freeze stirs dissent
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — While an Israeli magician sat in an ice cube in Tel Aviv for 64 hours in a bid to shatter a world record, settler leaders in Jerusalem prepared to smash an ice cube of a very different ...
Newest Israelis show off new ID cards
by JTA
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Iraq planning to sue Israel for 1981 bombing
by JTA
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Iraq is planning to sue Israel for bombing its nuclear reactor at Osirak nearly three decades ago. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has instructed his foreign ministry to find out from the Unite...
Baseball in Israel? It really happened and documentary tells the story
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
For one improbable season in 2007, baseball — America’s national pastime — was played in Israel. Whether there’s ever a second season is anyone’s guess, but thanks to two American independent filmm...
Nice Jewish girl from Kiev goes on to career making wood sculptures
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
In 2007, New York’s Jewish Museum mounted an impressive exhibition of Louise Nevelson’s work. The accompanying catalog, published in a cloth- bound edition, sold for $55. A new paperback version se...