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  • For Chabad misfits, a place to call home

    February 26, 2013 | 3:45 pm

    On a freezing Friday night in Brooklyn, a group of 18 Crown Heights residents scurry through the crowds of Jews leaving synagogue and make their way to a second-story apartment on Rogers Avenue for Shabbat dinner.

    Inside, hippie art and vintage John Lennon photos share wall space...

  • Mel Gibson Needs a Jewish Mother

    By Ilana Angel

    April 12, 2012 | 5:27 pm

    I am a writer, a Jew, a mother and a fan of Mel Gibson.  I may in fact be his only remaining Jewish fan, but to be clear, my adoration of him is as an actor not a human being.  I have written about him a few times and was planning to write about him again today, when I decided it...

  • Shabbat in Liverpool: New CD adapts Beatles’ tunes for services

    January 4, 2011 | 5:49 pm

    When is it kosher to listen to the Beatles on the Sabbath?

    When your chazan adapts the Kabbalat Shabbat Friday night service to the melodies of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

    Lenny Solomon, the founder of the song-parody group Shlock Rock, employed “nusach Liverpool” for a...

  • John Lennon’s Jewish lawyer

    December 8, 2010 | 11:17 am

    This article originally appeared in the Fall 2010 issue of Passages, a periodic publication of HIAS. Reprinted with permission of the publisher, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Inc.

    Leon Wildes sits in a polished conference room on Madison Avenue, where the walls are festooned...

  • Briefs: Israel apologizes to the Beatles, Europe commemorates the Holocaust

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Beatles, Shea Stadium, 1965
    Israel Apologizes to the Beatles

    Israel is trying to atone for a decision to bar a tour by the Beatles 43 years ago. Israel's ambassador to London, Ron Prosor, has written a letter to relatives of the late Beatles singer John Lennon and guitarist George...