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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...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Retro Review ‘Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains’
When Rachel Bella Kahn was a girl growing up in Russia, she certainly never imagined that one day she’d end up as a pioneer woman on the prairies of North Dakota. She was born in 1876, and almost f...
Jul 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 37 37 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 | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Lebanon fires at Israeli planes
by JTA
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Lebanese army fired on at least four Israel Air Force planes flying over southern Lebanon. Lebanese news media reported Wednesday that the anti-aircraft fire forced the Israeli pla...
Trial opens for alleged war criminal Demjanjuk; prosecutors confident
by Toby Dershowitz
JTA
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
MUNICH — The long-awaited Nazi war crimes trial of John Demjanjuk opened here with his attorney claiming that his client is a scapegoat for German guilt over the Holocaust. Demjanjuk, 89, is charge...
First bar mitzva celebrated in Croatia since Holocaust
by Karen Gold Anisfeld
For The Chronicle
Dec 03, 2009 | 3 3 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
ZAGREB, Croatia — Emanuel Israel Da-Don, the eldest son of Croatia’s chief rabbi, Kotel Da-Don, was recently called to the Torah here as a bar mitzva. What made the day special was that Emanuel is ...
Nothing wrong or right with ‘My Very First Jewish Celebrate’
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The cover of the new compilation CD for Jewish children, “My Very First Jewish Celebrate,” contains this guarantee: “kid tested; parent approved.” Oh, really? While cruising along the Pennsylvania ...
‘Appassionata’ a gripping account of concert pianist, and her turbulent life
by Morton I. Teicher
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Artistically speaking, Eva Hoffman Hoffman’s background has come in handy. When she was 14, growing anti-Semitism in Ukraine led Hoffman and her family to move to Canada. After completing high scho...
Census shows rise in Jewish school enrollment
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Enrollment at Jewish elementary and secondary schools in the United States is on the rise, according to the findings of a new AVI CHAI Foundation census. But the news isn’t all good. There are 228,...
Seneca Valley teacher brings Holocaust to life in his classroom
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Dec 02, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
To a high school student, the events of the Holocaust can seem unreal, and far removed from contemporary life. But by drawing parallels between current events and Nazi Germany, Seneca Valley Senior...
Israeli army to fight Facebook enemies
by JTA
Dec 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Israel Defense Forces will draft recruits to fight the enemy on Facebook and Twitter. The IDF is set to begin drafting computer experts in order to start a new media department uni...
Jewish Labor Committee calls for Hyatt boycott
by JTA
Dec 02, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Jewish Labor Committee is calling on Jews to boycott Hyatt Hotels. The call comes following the news earlier this fall that the hotel chain had laid off approximately 100 members ...
Talking Israel, Jews and anti-Semitism at Amsterdam film festival
by Ben Harris
JTA
Dec 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM -- A hushed crowd filed into a standing-room-only space above the Escape Club in Amsterdam last week to hear the Iranian-Canadian filmmaker Maziar Bahari describe the four months he spent...