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  • From Jewish roots, band sprouts afro/new wave wings

    By Ryan Torok

    September 14, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Luke Top and Lewis Pesacov of Fool’s Gold are surprised they don’t have a larger Jewish fan base. Most of the songs on the band’s 2009 self-titled debut are in Hebrew, vocalist Top was born in Israel, and earlier this year the band played Jewlicious, a music festival for Jewish...

  • Fla. museum told to hold painting allegedly looted by Nazis

    JTA

    September 13, 2011 | 12:39 pm

    A small Florida museum was ordered to hold onto a painting on loan from Italy because it may have been looted by the Nazis.

    The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science in Tallahassee was notified this summer by the District Attorney’s Office in the Florida capital that the nearly...

  • KISS reunion tour in Haifa: Gene Simmons goes home

    by Jason Miller, JTA

    September 12, 2011 | 11:22 am

    The most well-circulated piece of trivia about Gene Simmons, former member of the band KISS, is that he was born in Haifa, Israel. For years Simmons’ birthplace and Israeli heritage were rumored to be true, but in the Digital Age it would be confirmed with Wikipedia and video...

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  • Palestinian kids’ art exhibit cancelled

    JTA

    September 12, 2011 | 11:19 am

    An exhibit of Palestinian children’s artwork illustrating the Gaza War, slated to be shown at a children’s museum in California, has been cancelled.

    The exhibit scheduled to go on display at the Museum of Children’s Art in Oakland on Sept. 24 was cancelled due to pressure from the...

  • ‘Upper West Side Story’ - The Groggers [MUSIC VIDEO]

    The Groggers

    September 8, 2011 | 10:50 am

  • Galliano sentenced to suspended fine

    By Ron Kampeas, JTA

    September 8, 2011 | 10:00 am

    A Paris court sentenced fashion designer John Galliano to a suspended fine and no jail time for making anti-Semitic and racist remarks to patrons at a local cafe.

    Under Thursday’s sentence, Galliano must pay 6,000 Euro (about $8,500) if he offends again.

    He had faced up to six...

  • Serious to cute, holiday books inspire all ages

    by Lisa Silverman

    September 7, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    There is always something new on the shelf for the upcoming Jewish holidays, and this year we highlight a few nice children’s books and some worthwhile spiritual reading for adults. We celebrate the facelift of the Hillel machzor after 25 years, note a couple of worthwhile new...

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