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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...
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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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Activists make plea for Darfur before G20
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Sep 14, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Most Jews active in Darfur cite parallels with the atrocities of the Holocaust, but Pittsburgh Darfur Emergency Coalition coordinator David Rosenberg sees another parallel: the doggedness required ...
JF&CS pilot program offers seniors a way to maintain healthy brains
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Sep 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Studies show that if senior citizens work their brains, their brains work better and longer. So for six weeks this summer, a small group of seniors between the ages of 65 and 85 met twice a week to...
Documentary offers a moving account of elderly woman who saved Jews
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 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 | 14 14 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 | 13 13 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 | 20 20 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 | 17 17 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 | 15 15 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 | 17 17 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...