Imagine this: A show about a young woman from an average, middle class family who returns home from a year abroad married to a nutty hippie named Cuckoo, played by Andy Samberg. Hilarious, right?
Until recently, Women of the Wall (WoW) was but a distant blip on my radar. All that was changed as I came across a BBC interview, in which a prominent WoW member painted Israel as a misogynist country oppressing women. I felt I could not remain silent.
Two films screening this year at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival involve world-renowned singers. “Neil Diamond: Solitary Man” chronicles the career of the “Jewish Elvis,” a singer who has sold more than 125 million records worldwide and has to his credit such iconic hits as “Sweet Caroline,” “America,” “Song Sung Blue” and “Brooklyn Roads,” among numerous others.
An Israeli-born filmmaker is slamming the British Broadcasting Corp. for pulling his documentary on the Jewish exodus from Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
A Palestinian rocket killed the 11-month-old son of a BBC employee during Israel's November operation in Gaza, the United Nations determined.
Grammy Award-winning singer Amy Winehouse died of consuming too much alcohol, a second inquest into her death confirmed.
The BBC issued an apology to British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks after a presenter asked him about the Gaza operation while he thought he was off the air.
Malala Yousafzai, the girl at the center of a loud nationwide debate in Pakistan, is silent. At least for now she is recovering from gunshot injuries at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in Britain.
A 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl campaigner shot by the Taliban had defied threats for years, believing the good work she was doing for her community was her best protection, her father said on Wednesday.
The British Broadcasting Corporation "got it wrong" in its reporting of the massacre of the Fogel family by Palestinians in the West Bank village of Itamar, the broadcaster's outgoing director-general said at a parliamentary committee hearing.
The “furious” director of the JCC in Krakow says the BBC manipulated his comments in order to bolster a “sensationalist” report on anti-Semitism and racism in Poland and Ukraine.
President Obama has elaborated upon his call for the 1967 lines to serve as the basis for a Palestinian state's border in an interview with the BBC. "The basis for negotiations will involve looking at that 1967 border, recognizing that conditions on the ground have changed and there are going to need to be swaps to accommodate the interests of both sides," Obama told the BBC Thursday in an interview following his Middle East policy speech.
The "Arbeit Macht Frei” sign stolen from Auschwitz and cut into three pieces has been repaired. The iron sign was unveiled Wednesday in the laboratory of the camp museum. Repairs to the sign, which measures 16 feet across and means "Work makes you free," took several months.
Composer, Jewish liturgist, singer-songwriter, prayer leader extraordinaire, member of the lgbt community--Debbie touched our lives in ways too many to count. It was Debbie Friedman who taught the liberal Jewish world to pray for healing and just as there were special prayers offered worldwide (including at BCC) over the last few days for her healing, so now will there be prayers offered with the intent to comfort the many who mourn her loss, and to bring her soul to rest under the wings of Shekhinah.
The prosecutor reads the charges against God: murder, collaboration with the enemy, breach of contract with His chosen people. Setting: A barrack in Auschwitz, with some 20 Jewish prisoners, half of whom will be gassed in the morning.
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Jews around the world have worked hard to give life to the slogan "never again," but there are painfully abundant signs the world isn't listening. And, worse, a number of our own organizations have been reluctant to speak out on some of the moral rationalizations that contribute to the genocidal mindset.
Three years ago, the BBC decided to make a television documentary to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1956 Sinai campaign.
The filmmakers were soon stymied in their search for one top-secret document: the Protocol of Sevres, in which leaders of the three temporary allies coordinated their plans to seize the Suez Canal, five days before the actual attack on Oct. 29, 1956.