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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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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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‘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...
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Jewish volunteers pitch in on Christmas Day
by Derek Kwait
Chronicle Correspondent
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Question: When is a Jew making ham a mitzva? Answer: When it’s on Christmas. More than 400 local Jews joined with Jews all over the country Friday to participate in the annual late-December festiva...
‘Bugs are Burning’ tells dark story of East European collaboration in Holocaust
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Dec 30, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite the fatuous claims of Holocaust deniers, the responsibility of the Nazis for killing 6 million Jews in the Holocaust has been well documented. A vast body of literature mournfully attests t...
‘Center of the Universe’ tells bizarre but entertaining story of enduring matriarch
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Dec 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The close relationship between laughter and tears often brings together comedy and tragedy. Drama sometimes unites mirth and ruin, recording a person’s aspirations and failures while simultaneously...
Orthodox demonstrators in Jerusalem protested against Intel
by JTA
Dec 28, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Thousands of Orthodox demonstrators in Jerusalem protested against Intel, which operates a plant in the city on Saturdays. During Sunday evening’s protest, demonstrators threw rocks, injuring two p...
Carter: Grandson’s race not reason enough to apologize
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Jimmy Carter is asking the Jewish community for forgiveness — and insists it’s not simply because his grandson has decided to launch a political career with a run for the Georgia state...
Hillel JUC endowment pales compared to peer chapters
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Hillel Jewish University Center is operating with an endowment of approximately $300,000, which is significantly lower than many Jewish student organizations have and inadequate to maintain its...
Results from Copenhagen disappoint many Jews
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Warren Stone knew just what he would do when he saw the long chain of windmills jutting out from the Baltic Sea. Shofar in hand, he raised the ram’s horn to his lips and blew — an “awakening”...
Duquesne profs use Yad Vashem lectures to hone Holocaust teaching skills
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Four Duquesne University professors recently joined a mission of 14 Glimcher Fellows — mostly high school educators — on a 10-day trip to Israel for an intensive series of lectures on the Holocaust...
'Inglourious Basterds’ at JTS
by Ami Eden
JTA
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — There are many wonderful things to say about the Jewish Theological Seminary, but let’s face it — it’s not exactly where all the hipsters meet. Honestly, how many times do you find yours...
New biography taps unused source material of Gershwin
by Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Dec 23, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
During his short life from September 1898 to July 1937, George Gershwin composed enough popular and classical music to warrant being called one of America’s greatest musicians. Adding to the number...