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  • Echoes of Selma: Angeleno recalls Alabama summer of ‘65

    by Edmon J. Rodman, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    How big of a “We” were the Jews in “We shall overcome”?

    Since the nationwide release of “Selma” a week before the national holiday commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., I have wondered about the extent of Jewish participation in the civil rights movement. Was it just the...

  • Retro-style video game asks, can you be as pushy as Bibi?

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a knack for embroiling himself in political sideshows during foreign memorial services.

    He entered Israel’s latest tempest in a teapot earlier this week, attending the march for victims of France’s terror attacks even though French...

  • Soul food: Aspiring haredi cooks train for restaurant jobs

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Five haredi Orthodox men are standing around a large wooden table crowded with bowls of chopped tomato, garlic, carrots and greens, their ritual fringes poking out from under their aprons. Each is wielding a large chef’s knife.

    Their instructor, wearing an embroidered chef’s...

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  • Once upon a wine: A winter tale of winemakers

    by Talia Zimmerman

    2 weeks ago

    Once upon a time, in a land far far away, a wintery season brings a chill to the people.  To ease the dark evenings, imaginative winemakers of the land share delicious winter recipes with great wines, adding a touch of magic to the dish. A glass of wine with a delicious supper by a...

  • Chana Bloch’s new poems on art, life and the old world

    by Carol V. Davis

    2 weeks ago

    Great anticipation and much pleasure always accompany the release of a new book of poetry by a major poet. This certainly is the case for Chana Bloch's “Swimming in the Rain, New and Selected Poems 1980-2015” (Autumn House Press). The book includes 29 new poems and includes...

  • Avant-garde Israel

    By Tom Teicholz

    2 weeks ago

    Although Rosette Delug has only been collecting art for a decade, her Trousdale Estates mansion at the apex of Beverly Hills has become a showcase for cutting-edge international contemporary art. In fact, the works are so omnipresent on the home’s walls and in every inch of open...

  • Aggressive ‘Nazi’ cattle and Hitler’s talking dogs

    by Julie Wiener, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    This week, media outlets throughout the world have been sharing a Guardian story about a herd of “Nazi cattle” that, due to excessive aggression, had to be butchered and turned into tasty (and presumably not kosher) sausage.

    Two scientist brothers recruited by the Nazis bred the...

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