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‘Pepper, Silk & Ivory’ provides remarkable missing page of Jewish history
The history and culture of European Jewry is widely known, but many people are unfamiliar with the Jews of Asia and the contributions that Jews made in Asian countries. For example, small pockets o...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish women persevere behind the camera
Surpassing $3 million in box office receipts, writer-director Gillian Robespierre’s feature debut “Obvious Child” was one of the surprise indie hits of last year. Not bad for a low-budget movie abo...
Jan 15, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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I.B. Singer’s sister a literary power in her own right
The English-speaking world for many years was deprived of the writings of Esther Singer Kreitman, who was forced into the shadows of invisibility based primarily on her gender. In fact, Kreitman wa...
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‘Herzl’s Vision’ opened Zionists’ eyes to the reality of a Jewish state
It’s common knowledge that the trial of French Capt. Alfred Dreyfus led Viennese journalist Theodor Herzl to propose the idea of a Jewish nation. It’s also wrong, says Shlomo Avineri. In “Herzl’s V...
Jan 07, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Documentary offers a moving account of elderly woman who saved Jews
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Six thousand Jews lived in the Polish village of Sokal before the start of World War II. When the fighting stopped six years later, only 30 were left alive. Half of those survivors and their 120 de...
Netanyahu secretly visited Moscow
by JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a secret visit to Russia, Israeli dailies reported. Yediot Achronot reported Wednesday that Netanyahu had traveled to Russia on a leased private ...
Shalit writes of 'intolerable nightmare' in letter made public
by JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit wrote in a letter shortly after he was abducted into Gaza of "waiting for this intolerable nightmare of mine to end." The Shalit family allowed Israeli med...
Hungarian neo-Nazi camps have large network
by JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- At least eight clandestine camps in Hungary are regularly providing advanced weapons training to neo-Nazis, according to media investigations. The Wiesenthal Center of Europe h...
Anti-Semitic incidents soar in Holland
by JTA
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The number of anti-Semitic incidents in Holland in January was nearly equal to the number of attacks in all of 2008, a new report shows. The annual report of the national organization charged with ...
Devoutly Jewish fighters hoping titles will silence critics
by Gil Shefler
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Harking back to an era when Jews ruled the ring, two devoutly observant boxers are fighting to make this the best year for Jewish boxing in seven decades. Middleweight Yuri Foreman, 29,...
Tamir Goodman, 'the Jewish Jordan,' retires from the court
by Baltimore Jewish Times
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
BALTIMORE -- Tamir Goodman, the former high school phenom once known as the “Jewish Jordan,” will announce his retirement from pro basketball. The first Orthodox Jewish player to professionally in ...
Rodef Shalom and Temple Sinai to host joint selichot service
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Partnerships between congregations are often about fixing problems. But an upcoming collaboration between Temple Sinai and Rodef Shalom is about seizing an opportunity, rabbis from the two Reform c...
Iran policy reveals split between U.S. Jewish and Israeli left
by Ron Kampeas
Sep 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Israel’s highest-ranking female soldier, Brig. Gen. Yisraela Oron, was sounding all the right notes for her J Street hosts. At the tail end of a U.S. tour for the left-wing pro-Israel ...
‘Humbling’will please Roth fans despite ‘forseeable’ ending
by Morton I. Teicher
Sep 10, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Fifty years have passed since Philip Roth published his first book, “Goodbye Columbus,” which consisted of a novella and five short stories. These publications have won many awards, including the P...