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In first, expat author Ruby Namdar wins Israel’s leading literary prize
Israel’s biggest literary prize, the Sapir Prize, has the drama and mystery of a lottery. The identity of the judges remains secret until shortly before the ceremony, when they meet for an early di...
Feb 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ariel Kleiman back at Sundance with feature debut, a dark drama
PARK CITY, Utah — Sporting a droopy mustache and a sheepish smile, and dressed auteur-casual in a cloth jacket, rolled-up pants and work boots, nothing about filmmaker Ariel Kleiman’s appearance su...
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War of words takes Jewish theater world by storm
WASHINGTON — A growing chorus of arts professionals are speaking out on behalf of Ari Roth, the celebrated artistic director of Washington, D.C.’s Theater J who was fired last month by his employer...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 143 143 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Pepper, Silk & Ivory’ provides remarkable missing page of Jewish history
The history and culture of European Jewry is widely known, but many people are unfamiliar with the Jews of Asia and the contributions that Jews made in Asian countries. For example, small pockets o...
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Leading pro-Israel congressman hosts controversial meeting
by JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
A leading pro-Israel congressman hosted a business meeting in his offices between Israeli officials and a defense contractor in which he profitably invested. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.), the chairm...
Iran halts nuclear enrichment program
by JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran reportedly has suspended its nuclear enrichment program for two months. Iranian media reported Monday that the suspension is a goodwill gesture toward Western powers that are working on cuttin...
Schugar to assume ‘pre-need’ accounts of Burton L. Hirsch Funeral Home
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2010 | 4 4 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. has purchased all remaining “pre-need” accounts of the now defunct Burton L. Hirsch Funeral Home. Burton L. Hirsch, which was owned by the largest owner of funeral homes ...
Exhumation case going to court; casket’s condition not determined
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
After failing to reach an agreement with Congregation Poale Zedeck, the family of Howard Tobin is pursuing a court order allowing it to exhume his remains for re-burial. Tobin, who died in 1965 at ...
Sestak: Specter votes wrong way, ‘flips’ on his health care position
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
Joe Sestak has no shortage of criticism for Sen. Arlen Specter: • Specter, the U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania who is up for re-election this year, “flipped” his position on a public option for heal...
Questioning of Women of the Wall leader sparks protests
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 12, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Conservative synagogue movement is launching a campaign to protest the recent questioning and possible prosecution of a leader of the group Women of the Wall. For more than two dec...
Giant Eagle launching new line of prepared kosher foods
Jan 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Giant Eagle is launching a new line of prepared, old world-style kosher foods in select area supermarkets, beginning this month, according to a press release. (The New York Times carried a story Ja...
No serious health issues linked to television, but watching can have other side effects
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Years ago I read that children should be kept at least 2 feet from the television because of harmful electronic emissions. Is this still relevant? Is there a difference regarding th...
How Israel is implementing the settlement freeze stirs dissent
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — While an Israeli magician sat in an ice cube in Tel Aviv for 64 hours in a bid to shatter a world record, settler leaders in Jerusalem prepared to smash an ice cube of a very different ...
Newest Israelis show off new ID cards
by JTA
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend