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  • Martini Judaism: for those who want to be shaken and stirred

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    June 25, 2013 | 4:46 pm

    “It’s Only Rock And Roll…
     
    …but I like it.”  Those were the immortal words of the Rolling Stones.

    And I do. I do like rock and roll, especially when its practitioners like Israel -- or, at the very least, are benignly neutral towards it.

    Unfortunately, it would seem that...

  • Alice Walker calls on Alicia Keys to boycott ‘apartheid’ Israel

    May 30, 2013 | 9:09 am

    Novelist Alice Walker, who is slated to speak at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y, called on singer Alicia Keys to boycott Israel and cancel a scheduled concert there.

    In an open letter posted on her website, Walker wrote, “It would grieve me to know you are putting yourself in danger...

  • Alice Walker gets a celebrity pass

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 4, 2012 | 9:44 am

    There’s a debate going on about Alice Walker’s true motivation behind ‎her decision not to let an Israeli publisher translate her book into ‎Hebrew. ‎

    Her logic is quite lopsided:‎

    I grew up under American apartheid and this was far worse. ‎Indeed, many South Africans who...

  • Note to boycotters: Israel is not a thief

    By David Suissa

    July 3, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    There is an obvious way to respond to author Alice Walker’s refusal to allow her novel “The Color Purple” to be translated into Hebrew. In case you missed it, Walker accused Israel of being “guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and...

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  • June 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 25, 2012 | 1:52 am

    Noteworthy

    Waking from the Democratic Dream

    Writing in the National Interest, Robert W. Merry calls on the US to understand that the culture of Middle Eastern Islam does not encourage the evolution of democratic norms.

    Americans can’t fathom the power of the Islamic idea that...

  • Walker refuses to authorize Hebrew ‘Color Purple’

    June 18, 2012 | 3:00 pm

    The author of the “Color Purple” refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israel’s “Apartheid state.”

    In a June 9 letter to Yedioth Books, Alice Walker said she would not allow the publication of the book into Hebrew...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    For some soul music (of the Jewish variety) the answer is clear this week: Tonight, Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center hosts "Classical Klezmer: Chamber Music That Reflects the Jewish Soul." The concert features works by Sergei Prokofiev, Ernest Bloch, Paul Schoenfield, Max...