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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 | 17 17 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 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 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 | 12 12 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 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rubin lays out pragmatic picture of Middle East to cheers, jeers
by Derek Kwait
Chronicle Correspondent
Nov 18, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Barry Rubin has some advice for political junkies trying to understand the Middle East: It defies logic. “If you who think you can understand politics in the Middle East using the same logic used t...
Rabbinical student takes world boxing title
by JTA
Nov 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish boxer who is studying to become a rabbi captured the world super welterweight championship. Yuri Foreman of Brooklyn defeated champion Daniel Santos of Puerto Rico by decision in Las Vegas...
Coen Brothers examine American Judaism in “A Serious Man"
by Eric Lidji
Associate Editor
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
In Sunday school, I often pondered synagogue paraphernalia: Who made the slender tallits, yellowed with age, or the nylon yarmulkes that stuck like cones on men’s heads? For all the details of Jewi...
Palestinian girls learn self-defense
by JTA
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 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 | 25 25 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 | 22 22 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 | 25 25 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 | 24 24 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 | 19 19 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 | 20 20 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...