Recently, I attended a three-day conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of Paideia, the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden. The brainchild of Barbara Spectre, an American-Israeli-Swedish philosopher who has led the program since its inception, Paideia brings...
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Like so many other aspects of modern life, klezmer, that centuries-old Yiddish art form, is undergoing a makeover, fusing Jewish folk songs with Caribbean, Spanish and African influences. Yet Extreme Klezmer Makeover, a quartet that will be performing on March 31 at Club Tropical, a...
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Based on Whedon's short-lived 2002...
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In James Still's "A Long Bridge Over Deep Waters," a Catholic Cambodian asks an elderly Jew, "Why don't you believe in Jesus?"
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The Good and the Bad
This year, the 17th of Tammuz coincidentally falls on the 17th of July. The 17th of Tammuz (the 10th Jewish month) is a fast day -- no eating, no drinking. Why? Because on this day, a few thousand years ago, the Romans breached the walls of Jerusalem. Three...
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In Lita Albuquerque's serene "Particle Memory," a constellation of gold disks swirls in an intense blue void. In Peter Shire's cheekily futuristic "Torso Teapot," a tiny central pot sprouts gangly limbs.
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