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  • Article Highlights Jewish Culture Festivals in Europe

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    May 27, 2012 | 2:14 am

    An article in The Forward advocates something that I have long urged travellers to do—use some of the many Jewish culture and other such festivals in Europe as anchor points for summer travels.

    The article highlights just two festivals—the wellknown Jewish Culture Festival in...

  • Jewish Institutions take Part in European Night of the Museums Saturday Night

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    May 17, 2012 | 11:50 am

    Jewish museums and other cultural institutions in a number of European countries will be open from dusk on Saturday until the wee hours Sunday as part of the annual European Night of the Museums. The Night of the Museums was founded in 2005, and more than 4,000 institutions in 40...

  • Life in Oswiecim

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    May 11, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    I’ve been in Warsaw the past week and just came down today to Oswiecim—the little city in southern Poland outside of which Auschwitz is located. I’m not here to pay homage at the death camp (which I have visited a number of times) but to attend part of the third edition of the...

  • List of Jewish Culture, Arts, Film Etc Festivals in Europe

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    April 19, 2012 | 1:20 am

    Every year, I try to put together the most comprehensive list I can of Jewish culture, arts, film, music and other festivals in Europe. The list is never complete, and it grows each time I am alerted to an upcoming event. The dates range from the famous Jewish Culture Festival in...

  • Shavuot Gets Hip

    By Sue Fishkoff

    June 9, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Is Shavuot becoming hip? The holiday, which begins June 12, may be one of Judaism's three major festivals, but it had never caught on in America like its more popular cousins, Passover and Sukkot.

    The tradition of tikkun l'eil Shavuot, the all-night study session that marks the...

  • New Channel BeamsJewish Programming

    By Eric Silver

    May 15, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The soap opera, argues Shlomo Ben-Zvi, is the most Jewish of all television formats.

    "Every 15 seconds, you have a dilemma of interpersonal relationships -- and you have to solve them," he said

    Ben-Zvi, who emigrated from England 20 years ago, is putting his money where his mouth...

  • Do Film Festivals Build Jewish Identity?

    By Joe Berkofsky

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    One Sunday in November, 1,200 people at the vintage Cooalidge Corner Cinema in Brookline, Mass., nibbled Jewish-flavored barbecued wings. Film screenings sandwiched around the chicken, coleslaw and cornbread included "Shalom, Y'all," and "Kinky Friedman: Proud To Be an Asshole From...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm


    Got some time between services and your next Rosh Hashana meal? Unwinding with a book may sound nice, but perhaps that Jackie Collins paperback isn't quite appropriate to the day. Try "Seven Heavens: Inspirational Stories to Elevate Your Soul," instead. Based on his work...

  • Reading Into the Holidays

    By Denise Berger

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A few years ago, Aish HaTorah Rabbi Yaacov Deyo (of SpeedDating fame) presented me with a book before Rosh Hashana. With this simple, gracious gesture he changed forever the way I relate to what can be the most daunting time on the Jewish calendar.

    Passover seders, Purim carnivals...