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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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‘Kaddish’ a strong, sensitive look at unlikely friends
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Berlin is an ironic setting for a movie about the conflict between Jews and Arabs brought down to a personal level. But, as we see in “Kaddish for a Friend,” one of the last movies to be screened i...
Israeli-built robots shoot for U.S. competition
by Ronen Shnidman
JointMedia News Service
Mar 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Forward Omri Casspi made the leap from Israel to the National Basketball Association in 2009, but the latest Israeli hoopsters seeking to compete on American soil aren’t human. Earlier t...
The top kosher wines of 2012
by JointMedia News Service
Mar 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Welcome to the life of a kosher wine taster. In the New York City offices of The Jewish Week , in late January and early February, eight wine connoisseurs made their way through 242 bottles of kosh...
Lecture, movie look at horror in Jewish literature
by Staff and releases
Mar 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Jeremy Dauber, an associate professor of Yiddish language, literature, and culture at Columbia University, and director of the school’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, will speak on the ro...
Documentary shows the real man behind Tevye
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 23, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Think of Sholem Aleichem — arguably the best known of all Yiddish writers and humorists — and you think of his best-loved, best-known and most enduring character: Tevye the dairyman. You think of T...
JFilm opener has twists enough to hold interest
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Things aren’t always as they seem in “Prima Primavera,” the opening night movie of the 2012 JFilm Festival. The artful, sometimes comedic, film opens in a Jewish cemetery in Hungary. We meet Gabor,...
‘Einstein Before Israel’ sheds light on scientist’s links to Zionism
by Morton I. Teicher for the Chronicle
Mar 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
Ze’ev Rosenkranz has been in the Einstein business for 22 years. He’s been a senior editor at the Einstein Papers Project at Cal Tech and former curator of Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew Un...
JCC successfully raises funds for scholarships
Mar 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh held its sixth annual Big Night, “All Aboard JCC’s Love Boat,” at the JCC Saturday, March 3. The Big Night event raises a large portion of the JCC’...
Ethan does it all
Mar 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Composer, actor, songwriter and philanthropist Ethan Bortnick is slated to perform at Chabad Fox Chapel’s Spark Gala event Sunday, March 11, at the August Wilson Center.  Ethan has been making hist...
‘Freud’s Last Session’ stops for no audience, Wohl says
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
At first blush, David Wohl seems the type one might expect to see sitting in a deli booth, schmoozing with the likes of Larry David over a corned beef sandwich in an episode of “Curb Your Enthusias...