Jewish Journal

Remembering Soviet Yiddish

by Robert Adler Peckerar

July 26, 2011 | 4:23 pm

Since the 1950s, the so-called Night of the Murdered Poets has become a summertime ritual for Yiddish cultural circles in the United States. The gathering commemorates Stalin’s attempted... read full article

  • Zuckerberg, Bibi head list of Top 50 Jews


    July 26, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Mark Zuckerberg and Benjamin Netanyahu head The Jerusalem Post’s second annual list of the world’s 50 Top Jews.

    Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, adds his No. 1 finish in the Post survey to his Person of the Year award from Time magazine. He is followed by Netanyahu, Israel’s prime...

  • Lucian Freud, noted British artist, dies


    July 21, 2011 | 5:48 pm

    Lucian Freud, one of Britain’s most noted artists, has died at the age of 88.

    Freud, who was a grandson of Sigmund Freud, the pioneering figure of psychoanalysis, died at his London home on Wednesday.

    Born in Berlin in 1922, the future artist fled with his family to England at the...

  • Canadian DJ finds audience for klezmer fusion in France

    by Alex Weisler, JTA

    July 21, 2011 | 12:20 pm

    Josh Dolgin didn’t set out to kick Yiddish music into the 21st century.

    But there’s no denying that the 34-year-old musician’s beguiling blend of ‘70s-style funk, hip-hop beats, traditional Chasidic melodies and klezmer has been an electric addition to the Jewish music...

  • Lesbian couple ejected from Gertude Stein exhibit


    July 21, 2011 | 12:04 pm

    A lesbian couple was reprimanded by a guard for holding hands and asked to leave an exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

    The museum apologized to the couple, who were attending the exhibit “Seeing Gertude Stein” on July 17. The exhibition about the famous...

  • Memories of the Israel Baseball League

    by Ira Gewanter, Baltimore Jewish Times

    July 20, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    Aaron Pribble was a 27-year-old high school teacher when the call came in early 2007: He was among the few chosen to play for the newly formed Israel Baseball League.

    Three years removed from his last pitch in the minor leagues, he embarked on a summerlong journey to champion his...

  • Two brothers rocked by war’s toll

    by Ryan Torok

    July 19, 2011 | 4:44 pm

    Dana Reinhardt says she was surprised when her young-adult novel “The Things a Brother Knows” (Wendy Lamb Books: $16.99) won the 2011 Sydney Taylor Book Award in January, because her tale isn’t set during the Holocaust or in a shtetl, and it doesn’t wrestle with themes of...

  • Bobby Fischer: The decline of a troubled genius

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    July 19, 2011 | 4:39 pm

    The world is rich in ability, awash in talent. But, though we use the word with abandon, genius is rare.

    Many more people play the game of chess than basketball, football and baseball combined. To reach the rank of Grandmaster requires considerable talent. Breaking the ranks of top...

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