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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...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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Palestinian girls learn self-defense
by JTA
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
Hezbollah pressured Beirut school to drop excerpts of “The Diary of Anne Frank" from textbook
by JTA
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Hezbollah pressured a private school in Beirut to drop from its curriculum a textbook containing excerpts of “The Diary of Anne Frank.” The English-language school, which asked not to be identified...
White House pushes negotiations without preconditions
by JTA Staff
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Rahm Emanuel urged Palestinians and Israelis to launch negotiations without preconditions, echoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call. “All issues should be resolved thro...
Oceanic building blocks
by Earth Talk By the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Why is the plankton in the oceans dying? And what does this mean for the health of the oceans and marine life? — Marilynn Block, Portland, Ore. As the lowest link on the marine food...
For the disabled, Birthright trips are extra special
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Pamela Saeks thought her daughter Karly, who has Asperger’s syndrome, would never be able to go on Birthright Israel, the program that offers Diaspora Jews free trips to Israel. “For yea...
‘Carnegie Shul’ president voted onto Carnegie Borough Council
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
CARNEGIE, Pa. — The lone window in Rick D’Loss’ office at Congregation Ahavath Achim looks onto Main Street and the abandoned, peeling front of the Main Hotel. “This is such an ideal location,” D’L...
Using comics to teach the hardest subject: the Holocaust
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
Want to figure out how old someone is without asking outright? Find out how they learned about the Holocaust in high school. Just “The Diary of Anne Frank?” Maybe 40s or 50s. “Number the Stars?” Le...
‘Rachamim’ follows Shoa survivor- secret agent from darkness to light
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Ray Naar’s first novel, “Rachamim,” could just as easily been titled “From Darkness into Light.” As a matter of fact, that’s the subtitle. The story traces an adult Holocaust survivor from Gree...
Buy a piece of Concordia Club
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Concordia Club voted in July to close by the end of the year. Now, the furnishings are going up for sale at public auction. Harry Davis and Company Auctioneers is selling “the banquet facilitie...
CMU Philharmonic performs banned composers at concert
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Although anti-Semitism had been brewing in Europe for some time, on Nov. 9, 1938, it entered a new stage when, in a few hours time, Nazis set forth on a horrific path of terror against the Jews of ...