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Dana Addadi Israel/Europe

April 20, 2012 | 1:37 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  In the city of the biggest international cultural festival I end my cultural quest. (for now) Did you know Edinburgh festival was initiated by a Scotsman with... read on

  • MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THE UN, HUMAN RIGHTS, TOULOUSE AND PASSOVER

    Kristina-Ruth Vasileva

    April 19, 2012 | 4:08 am

    Somehow before visiting and learning more about the United Nations, I thought that this institution should be an ultimate human rights defender, whose views are more or less objective and truthful, fighting the world’s biggest injustices. Many people react at a headline starting... read on

  • Beshert means destiny

    Pavel Pustelnik

    April 19, 2012 | 3:41 am

    Try to click ‘beshert’ into Goggle and you will receive a list of Jewish dating websites. No, it’s not going to be about ‘webwise ways to find love’. Not this time.

    I was not looking for a perfect match or a date for the next weekend. I was just very much intrigued by a... read on

  • Woman Seeks Jewish Identity

    Linda Katz- NY

    April 17, 2012 | 2:21 am

    Linda Katz (blog:  identity5772.wordpress.com)

    I am a wandering Jew, currently rooted in Brooklyn, NY.  Unaffiliated, more assimilated than I would like to believe, yet, very connected to my confused identity as a Jew.  Even more confusing, I find myself in the middle of an... read on

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  • Being Jewish is not easy

    Simon Adomeit- Germany

    April 16, 2012 | 3:00 pm

    (You can find this article also here: http://www.jewrnalism.org/home/news/itemlist/category/4-religion)

    Being Jewish is not easy outside of Israel. Some people you come into contact with behave weird when they hear you are Jewish. Some react negatively or are even hostile. Some give... read on

  • Krakauer & Wesley & SoCalled: The funky seed of Abraham

    Ian Shulman

    April 9, 2012 | 11:53 pm

    Each of them alone could be a headliner of any festival. David Krakauer, clarinet magician and klezmer legend of The Klezmatics; Fred Wesley, funk master and James Brown’s composer, and SoCalled, Jewish Canadian rapper and experimentator. You don’t even need to a rapper C-Rayz... read on

  • Yuriy Gurzhy: music can’t change the world anymore, but might still help

    Ian Shulman

    April 9, 2012 | 11:41 pm

    Yuriy Gurzhy: music can’t change the world anymore, but might still help

    Yuriy Gurzhy is a Ukrainian-born musician and DJ living in Berlin, who won his fame as a founder and a DJ of Russen Disko (Russian Disco) as well as the lead singer of RotFront band. His concert at the... read on

  • Things To Do while in London

    Dana Addadi

    April 9, 2012 | 2:10 pm

    Saturday night Purim party by OY GEVALT, a Jewish student organization. Their Moto: here EVERYONE comes to have a good time. NO CLASS divisions;  no remnants for status orientation.”

    It was my first night in London and I didn’t comprehend what they were talking about, later on I... read on

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Jews visiting Central & Eastern Europe frequently come with stereotypes and prejudices about the region.  In particular, group heritage and education tours for young Jews...

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