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  • Documentary: Hitler’s wife, Eva Braun, may have had Jewish ancestry

    JTA

    1 week ago

    Eva Braun, the wife of Adolf Hitler, may have had Jewish ancestry, according to a new British documentary.

    “Dead Famous DNA,” which is scheduled to air Wednesday on Britain’s Channel 4, reported that hair samples from a brush believed to have been used by Braun were tested and...

  • Delving into the mystery of mortality

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    2 weeks ago

    Sara Davidson is a best-selling memoirist (“Joan: Forty Years of Life, Loss and Friendship with Joan Didion”), a biographer (“Rock Hudson: His Story”), and an astute observer of our culture (“Loose Change: Three Women of the Sixties”). In her compelling new book, “The December...

  • Maimonides, the man and the exceptional genius

    By Rabbi David Wolpe

    2 weeks ago

    To call someone “the greatest” in any field is to invite argument. Human achievement and its evaluation are an uncertain business and make such triumphalism suspect.  Yet, there is one man who is consistently, invariably referred to as the greatest Jewish scholar of the last 2,000...

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  • Making peace with the past

    by Iris Mann

    2 weeks ago

    Memory, aging, death, theater, ghostly visitations and closely held secrets are some of the themes running through “The Last Act of Lilka Kadison,” a play originally produced by the Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago and now being presented at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank.

    ...
  • Kosher nightclub to open in Moscow

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    A Russian Jewish group is preparing to open a kosher nightclub in the center of Moscow.

    The opening of the Shachar Club is slated for Saturday, the Russian-language Israeli news site izrus.co.il reported Tuesday.

    “Jewish youth in Moscow should have somewhere with an easy,...

  • Pat Robertson: Jews too busy ‘polishing diamonds’

    JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Televangelist Pat Robertson said Jews are too busy “polishing diamonds” to do weekend chores.

    Conservative activist Rabbi Daniel Lapin appeared on the “700 Club” Monday with Robertson to discuss what makes Jews successful.

    “What is it about Jewish people that make them prosper...

  • Germany’s Kiefer says Jewish collectors boosted career

    by Michael Roddy, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    German artist Anselm Kiefer, many of whose huge canvases examine the legacy of the Third Reich, attributes much of his success to Jewish collectors in New York who latched onto his art early in his career when his fellow Germans were not all that interested.

    Kiefer spoke on...

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