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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... 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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  • Klezmer Strikes Back

    Ian Shulman

    April 9, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    While the word ‘klezmer’ still bears a strong attribution to Jewish community life for most of the people, Klezmer festivals are emerging in new less dominant Jewish places each year, proving that this connection is not able to regulate the ongoing revival.

    Apart from the... read on

  • Hard as klezmer

    Ian Shulman

    April 9, 2012 | 1:42 pm

    It starts with just two musicians in black t-shirts and really hard electric riffs and beats. You might call it hardcore or hard rock, but the word ‘klezmer’ will probably be the last to come to your mind. Not until a pale neat guy with a clarinet suddenly appears on the stage,... read on

  • Frank London of The Klezmatics- interview

    Ian Shulman

    April 9, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    Frank London of The Klezmatics: ‘We can really live with the tradition. We don’t think it should be mummified’

    Just like there’s rock and classic rock, there’s klezmer and classic klezmer. The Klezmatics are often being called ‘The Rolling Stones’ of klezmer, which is... read on

  • Justice, love and bombs.

    Przemysław Dudek

    March 26, 2012 | 2:55 am

    Every now and then I am really happy that my opinions and decisions are not influential. The pressure on the leaders of nations, heads of the armies and other significant individuals must be overwhelming in many cases. The matters of peace and war seem to be, from my point of view,... 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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