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  • On Election Day, Jewish Dems face challenges

    November 2, 2010 | 10:47 am

    Several Jewish Democratic incumbents are fighting for their political survival as Americans head to the polls.

    Lawmakers under threat Tuesday in a midterm election cycle that has seen a conservative/Republican resurgence include U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and Reps. Ron Klein...

  • Rightward swing in Hungarian elections

    April 12, 2010 | 11:00 am

    A far right party, Jobbik, won 26 seats in Hungarian parliamentary elections Sunday, to the dismany of Hungarian and European Jewish leaders.

    The winner in Sunday’s election was the conservative Fidesz party and its ally the Christian People’s Party, which together took 206 seats...

  • MUSIC: ‘That Yemenite Kid’  Diwon makes a mix tape—in Yiddish

    October 7, 2008 | 2:12 am

    NEW YORK (JTA) -- Courtesy of Diwon, the artist formerly known as DJ Handler and otherwise known as the executive director of Modular Moods and Shemspeed.com, comes this fresh mix of pop, hip-hop, electronica and . . . Yiddish?

    We spoke to "That Yemenite Kid" and asked him what's...

  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks August 23 - 29: Benny Goodman, opera, magic and more

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    August 22, 2008 | 1:21 pm

    SAT | AUGUST 23

    (OPERA)

    Today, the importance of recalling the horrors and magnitude of the Holocaust are more important than ever. The children at LA Opera's annual summer camp (photo,below) will present Hans Krasa's moving piece, "Brundibár." The enchanting tale of tolerance and...

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  • MUSIC VIDEO: The Boswell Sisters— ‘The Heebie jeebies’ (1932)

    By The Web Guy

    May 25, 2008 | 3:26 pm

    Connie, Martha and Vet in a movie version (filmed for “The Big Broadcast”) of one of their earliest commercial recordings.

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Kenny Ellis—‘Swingin’ Dreidel’

    December 14, 2006 | 10:34 pm

    Kenny Ellis sings his hit single from his ‘Hanukkah Swings!’ album on Favored Nations Records—swingingest ‘Dreidel Song’ ever

  • There’s Some Good Music to Fill the Air

    By George Robinson

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    I was sitting in a fast-food joint last week when they piped in a pop-salsa version of "Jingle Bells." If it had been Eddie Palmieri or Ray Barretto, I would have been fine, but this sounded like Menudo on crystal meth, and I decided I'd had enough Christmas music for the next...

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