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For Iranian-born actors, Israel’s first Farsi movie carries echo of lost home
AYANOT, Israel — An Iranian-Israeli director and a group of Iranian-born actors are making a movie in Farsi, the language of Iran. “Baba Joon,” a story of familial conflict between three generation...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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From dance tunes to stories, Simply Tsfat rocks Pittsburgh with a joy for Jewish life
The Baal Shem Tov, founder of Chasidism, explained niggunim as “songs that transcend syllables and sound.” On Sunday night, June 29, that soulful nature was on display, as Simply Tsaf, a group of t...
Jul 14, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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In eye of Nazi storm, Dutch Jews found unlikely refuge
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands — In her nightmares, Tilly Walvis pictured German soldiers storming the house where she was hiding and deporting her children and the Christian couple sheltering them. Walvi...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review
Edward Lewis Wallant charted new waters with ‘The Pawnbroker’
May 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
‘Blooms’ studies how tenuous relationships are in life-death struggles
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Prize winning Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld has written more than 20 novels about the Holocaust, usually focusing on what happened just before and just after the mass murder of European Jewry. Bo...
PJC sets priorities for coming legislative session
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Divesting from countries that support terror, and sustaining social service programs in this tough economy, top the priority list of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition for this year. The PJC, a grou...
Mt. Lebanon teen to play in Army All-American Band
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Two years ago, alto saxophone player Daniel Cohen sat in an assembly at Mt. Lebanon High School, watching two upperclassmen selected to participate in the first U.S. Army All-American Marching Band...
After Pius move, Pope Benedict practices delicate Jewish dance
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Jan 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- For at least the third time in his papacy, Pope Benedict's XVI is doing the Jewish dance that takes him one step back, one step forward. The step back came when Benedict made a move in mid-...
Muslims post messages against anti-Semitism on Facebook
by JTA
Dec 31, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Muslims placed personal messages against anti-Semitism on the Facebook page of a Muslim reformist and author. The hundreds of personal messages on Irshad Manji’s Facebook fan page were a thank you ...