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Albert Einstein was a sex magnet? 4 surprising facts about the genius
NEW YORK — Think “Albert Einstein,” and certain images or phrases likely come to mind: “genius,” “kooky,” “wild hair,” “theory of relativity,” “E = mc2” — maybe even “Zionist.” Sex and violence? No...
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Israel’s fallen statesman
“Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman” by Itamar Rabinovich. New Haven, Conn., Yale University Press, 2017. 244 pages. $25. For almost 25 years, I’ve been convinced that Yitzhak Rabin was pull...
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Rabbi Akiva made the Jews who they are today, says biographer Holtz
It happened that Rabbi Eliezer, Rabbi Yehoshua, Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah, Rabbi Akiva and Rabbi Tarfon were reclining in B’nai B’rak. They were discussing the Exodus from Egypt all that night, unti...
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This roller derby player goes by the name Hebrew-Ham Lincoln
NEW YORK — Dara Fineman may not be the only Jewish player in the Gotham Girls Roller Derby League, but she’s the only one who sports a Star of David painted over her eye. Her derby name is plenty J...
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White House says Schumer attacks unfounded
by JTA
Apr 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Sen. Charles Schumer's criticism of the Obama administration's Israeli policy drew a rebuke from the White House. In a radio interview last week on the "Nachum Segal Show" in New Jersey, Schumer (D...
Hamas produces cartoon video on Shalit
by JTA
Apr 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Hamas released a cartoon video showing captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit returning to Israel in a coffin. The animated video, released Sunday, shows Shalit's father, Noam, wandering...
Chagall painting treasured by the artist until his death to be sold
by Chronicle
Apr 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
A Marc Chagall painting rarely before seen in public will headline the impressionist and modern art auction at Bonhams Tuesday, June 22, in London. Chagall (1887-1985) was a pioneer of modernism wh...
HBO film shows Jewish doctor in Ethiopia
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 23, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Let’s get one thing out there before you read on: Dr. Rick Hodes is an incredible human being. Just peeking at the description for HBO’s new documentary “Making the Crooked Straight” would tell you...
U.S. voters down on Obama's handling of Israel
by JTA
Apr 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A plurality of American voters disapprove of President Obama's handling of the Israeli-Palestinian situation, a poll shows. The Quinnipiac poll, taken April 14-19, showed a slight plu...
Netanyahu rejects eastern Jerusalem construction freeze
by JTA
Apr 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected an Obama administration call for a total construction freeze in eastern Jerusalem, The Wall Street Journal reported. Israeli offi...
Poupko’s life in his own words
by Angela Leibowicz
Community Editor
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 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...
Facebook is home to a new kind of Holocaust remembrance
by Gal Beckerman
Forward
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Anne Frank’s Facebook page looks much like any other teenage girl’s: The profile picture shows Anne leaning against a wall; her hair is tucked behind her ears; and she stares off sideway...
Guitarist uses Paul Celan’s Holocaust poetry to create stunning opus
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 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 | 15 15 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...