Jewish Journal

  • IFF: Dark ‘Days,’ darker nights in Tel Aviv thriller

    By Hannah Brown

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Frozen Days," a stylish black-and-white psychological thriller about an isolated, alienated young woman in Tel Aviv, sounds like it should be an uninvolving, clichéd mess. Somehow, however, it works. Movies focusing on the alienated young in Tel Aviv -- and there have been many --...
  • IFF: Personal, not political stories drive lineup

    By Avner Hofstein

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Frozen Days" is not detached from current events. Set in Tel Aviv, amid the suicide bombings of the second intifada, the film, directed by first-time feature director Danny Lerner and starring Anat Klausner, portrays a young woman's search for her lost identity after surviving a...
  • IFF: Tinseltown opens arms and wallets to Israel counterparts

    By Robert David Jaffee

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When it started, the Israel Film Festival was a New York-based institution showing strictly feature films. With executive offices off Wilshire Boulevard near Fairfax Avenue, the festival is now a multicity event that this year will pack in 10 to 11 features, 12 documentaries, eight...
  • How to choose an Israel summer program

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Josh Ungar will never forget the first time he laid eyes on the Western Wall.

    "It was right before Shabbos and [the tour leaders] led us to the Wall and had us close our eyes and then open them when we were right in front of the Kotel," remembered Ungar, 16, of his experience with...

  • StandWithUs offers Israel 101 guide to help students confront anti-Zionist rhetoric

    By Marc Ballon

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Roz Rothstein wanted nothing more than to relax after a long flight from Los Angeles to New York. Instead, the head of StandWithUs, a Los Angeles-based Israel advocacy group, found herself face to face with the anti-Zionist attitudes she and her organization work to eradicate....
  • Dateline Davos: Israelis and Palestinians make their voices heard

    By Stephanie L. Freid

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Each one of us needs to understand our power and our responsibility, and take action by asking: What am I willing to do to end the conflict?" That statement was made in a video clip featuring young Palestinians and Israelis presented at the World Economic Conference in Davos,...
  • Israeli official woos expats -- you <I>can</I> go home again

    By Tom Tugend

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The message from the high Israeli official addressing more than 100 Israeli expatriates at Stephen S. Wise Temple was simple and direct.

    "We want you to come back."

    Catchy slogans are one thing, translating them into reality is vastly more complex, Zeev Boim admitted.

    Boim is...

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