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Poem: Josephs, In a Time of No Peace

by Susan Terris

3 days ago

Image via shutterstock.com

A gnarl of streets
and Purim boys — my sons with striped towels
for their many-colored coats — roam them
until a rock, a boom, debris.

Then a rain of flesh on a door in a city

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  • ‘Downton Abbey’ and the Jews

    by Gerri Miller

    4 days ago

    Much more than a highbrow soap opera about a family of British aristocrats and their servants, “Downton Abbey” has been deeply rooted in the history and social issues of the early 20th century. Themes of class divides, changing morals and tradition versus progress have provided the...

  • A sneak peek inside the Broad museum

    By Avishay Artsy

    4 days ago

    A throng of art-world insiders, media and members of the public swirled around the top-floor gallery of The Broad for a sneak peak at Los Angeles’ newest art museum ... before the art was installed. At the center of the storm, the new museum’s benefactor and namesake, Eli Broad,...

  • Auschwitz’s volunteer prisoner

    By Avishay Artsy

    4 days ago

    The long-lost story of Capt. Witold Pilecki and his heroic actions during World War II is finally coming to light. Pilecki, a Polish army officer, volunteered to enter Auschwitz as a prisoner to gather information about life inside the concentration camp. He wrote the first...

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  • A Jewish state grows in Basel

    By Elyse Glickman

    4 days ago

    Basel, Switzerland, could be thought of as the cradle of modern Zionism. It was here that the First Zionist Congress was held in 1897, and the city remains a pilgrimage site for many American and Israeli Jews.

    One of the most powerful and attractive locations that still draws...

  • Bibi’s hamantashen

    4 days ago

    Finally, there is a hamantashen that goes well with cocktails.

    Owner Dan Messinger of Bibi’s Bakery and Cafe in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood has devised a savory recipe for the Purim pastry.

    The traditional Purim treat is usually made with a sweet cookie crust and an even...

  • Premieres of Holocaust films in Germany show strong interest in Nazi past

    by Toby Axelrod, JTA

    4 days ago

    Two starkly different images: a woman wrapped in shimmering gold, a man whipped and bleeding on a cold cement floor.

    The first, a 1907 painting by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, is the centerpiece of “Woman in Gold,” a film starring Helen Mirren that had its world premiere last...

  • Jewish dealers’ heirs turn to U.S. to recover German art trove

    by Alexandra Hudson, Reuters

    4 days ago

    The heirs of Jewish art dealers who say their families were forced to sell the Nazis a trove of medieval church treasure worth some $250 million today have turned to a U.S. court to reclaim it, after failing in their attempts in Germany.

    The collection, known as the Guelph...

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