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  • A Drama about Father and Son and Academe: “Footnote”

    By Bob Goldfarb

    July 4, 2011 | 1:56 am

    There’s a scene in Joseph Cedar’s new film, Footnote, that may bring a smile to Americans of a certain bent.  At a ceremonial event for Israeli academics there’s an emotional discussion in the lobby about Daniel Boyarin, the Berkeley-based scholar, and his ideas about gender in... read on

  • Seeking Meaningful Prayer in Tel Aviv

    By Bob Goldfarb

    July 1, 2011 | 1:36 am

    Last month a group of young professionals in Tel Aviv organized a watershed event at a historic synagogue that they have adopted as their own.  With the donation of a Torah scroll from a celebrity member they began a new era in what they describe as not only a synagogue, but also a... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Bob Goldfarb has been president of the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, based in Los Angeles and Jerusalem, since 2007.  Before getting involved with the Jewish...

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