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Beastie Boys to join Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame

JTA

December 8, 2011 | 10:18 am

Beastie Boys on the Maybe "Check your Head" tour at Club Citta Kawasaki, Japan in 2006. Photo by Masao Nakagami

The Beastie Boys are to be inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.

The pioneering hip-hop group made up of Mike D (Michael Diamond), MCA (Adam Yauch) and Ad-Rock (Adam Horowitz) will... read full article

  • A scholar reveals the Qur’an

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    December 7, 2011 | 12:48 pm

    No book is regarded with more fear and loathing in the West than the Qur’an, the fundamental religious text of Islam, and yet I am confident that most people who are anxious about what is written in the Qur’an have never actually held a copy in their hands, much less opened it...

  • Chanukah Gift Guide

    by Michelle Najafi

    December 7, 2011 | 3:19 am



    Jonathan Adler Dachshund Menorah   Calling all dog lovers! The Dachshund Menorah designed by Jonathan Adler is not your standard chanukiyah. Made in Peru, this fair-trade sculpted menorah is made of high-fired stoneware and features a white matte glaze. The Dachshund Menorah is...
  • Death camps featured in neo-Nazi Monopoly game

    JTA

    December 6, 2011 | 10:24 am

    A German neo-Nazi gang reportedly created a version of the game Monopoly in which death camps were substituted for railroads.

    The game, called Pogromly, also featured a swastika on the start square and offered players the chance to land on squares marked with the SS emblem. The...

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  • Heller letter claims Yossarian of ‘Catch-22’ not Jewish

    December 6, 2011 | 10:18 am

    Yossarian, the central character in Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22,” was not Jewish, the author wrote in a 40-year-old letter.

    In a private letter auctioned off last month in Los Angeles, Heller clarified the point, though in his characteristically ambiguous style.

    In the...

  • Faltering Maccabi Tel Aviv sack coach Iwanir

    by Ori Lewis, Reuters

    December 5, 2011 | 2:50 pm

    Maccabi Tel Aviv sacked coach Motti Iwanir on Monday after he failed to improve the fortunes of Israel’s biggest club having been in the job for almost a year.

    “In view of the run of recent bad results (owner) Mitch Goldhar has informed coach Iwanir that his contract with the club...

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers to play Tel Aviv

    JTA

    December 5, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers inked a deal to perform in Israel a decade after the rock band canceled a performance at the last minute.

    The band reportedly is set to perform in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park in September 2012 as part of a world tour to promote its 10th album. Ticket prices have been set at $105.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers canceled a performance in Tel Aviv in 2001 due to the security situation.

    The band’s first guitarist, Hillel Slovak, who died of a heroin overdose in 1988, was an Israeli who moved to the United States as a child.

  • Yossi Klein Halevi on “Peoplehood and Identity in Contemporary Israeli Music”

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 5, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    Yossi Klein Halevi talks to UCLA’s Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israeli Studies.

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