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Arts & Culture

  • Can Liberals Confront Anti-Semitism?

    By jwadmin on March 27, 2020
    In the 1990s, the great scholar and intellectual Ruth Wisse wrote a book questioning whether the liberal political tradition could withstand new forms of hostility to Israel, Jewish values, and Jewish continuity. The Tikvah Fund has invited her to revisit some of these arguments in a March 31 webcast, delivered via Zoom from Professor Wisse’s home in NYC. As she […]
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  • Woody Allen’s memoir is published 2 weeks after being dropped by original publisher

    By jwadmin on March 26, 2020
    By MARCIE OSTER NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Woody Allen’s memoir was released Monday, March 23, less than two weeks after it was dropped by its original publisher. Arcade Publishing published Apropos of Nothing,” The Associated Press has reported. The Hachette Book Group had announced on March 5 that it would cancel the publication. The book had been scheduled for release […]
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  • Of TP concerns

    By jwadmin on March 25, 2020
    When enough is enough It might not ease your frustration when you find all the stores are out of toilet paper so soon after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.  But a software developer in the U.K. has come up with an online toilet paper calculator, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Their website is called, HowMuchToiletPaper.com, and it tells […]
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  • Drop ‘Hunters,’ the head of Steven Spielberg’s Holocaust foundation tells Amazon

    By jwadmin on March 23, 2020
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The director of the Holocaust foundation founded by Steven Spielberg has called on Amazon Prime not to produce a second season of  “Hunters,” its fictional show about a crew of Nazi hunters in 1970s America. “Survivors of the Shoah sought justice, not revenge,” Stephen Smith, who heads the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, the archive of […]
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  • Peres Center lists lectures, programs  in Hebrew

    By jwadmin on March 19, 2020
    Tel Aviv – As the coronavirus outbreak restricts daily life in Israel, the Peres Center for Peace & Innovation announced that it is offering online lectures and Facebook Live sessions for the whole family, featuring some of the very best minds in Israeli innovation. The lecture series, which will be in Hebrew, begins with Kfir Damari, the Co-Founder of SpaceIL, […]
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  • All YIVO online classes now free

    By jwadmin on March 19, 2020
    As the COVID-19 is affecting life and societies around the world, our connection to the past, our collective memory, our common traditions and beliefs are more important than ever. All of YIVO’s online courses are now free effective. As restrictions continue to be imposed to help mitigate the spread of COVID19, “YIVO wants to help keep our spirits lifted and provide […]
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  • Sharansky, Carr Tell Contest Winners: Even Anti-Semites Exploiting Coronavirus Can Be Defeated

    By jwadmin on March 16, 2020
    (New York) – The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) held the Jewish World’s first digital awards ceremony last night, against the backdrop of the coronavirus outbreak. Keynote speakers, the acclaimed human rights advocate Natan Sharansky and Special Envoy Elan Carr discussed anti-Semitic efforts to use coronavirus for spreading anti-Jewish hatred. Around 30,000 watched the online event, after the original event at […]
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  • After 40 years, Lionel Richie gives first concert in Israel

    By jwadmin on March 13, 2020
    (JNS) – American singer Lionel Richie performed his first concert in Israel recently at Tel Aviv’s Menora Mivtachim Arena. The “All Night Long” singer, who began his 90-minute show an hour-and-a-half earlier than originally announced to avoid a conflict with Israel’s third election day in a year, told the audience that he was happy to finally be in Israel. “My […]
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  • Hurwitz to share her new relationship with Judaism at book talk at Gates on March 24

    By jwadmin on March 11, 2020
    SCHENECTADY–Sarah Hurwitz, author of Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life and in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There) will lecture on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. at Temple Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave., Schenectady. The program is part of the congregation’s Adult Ed Talks “Read the Book—Meet the Author Series.” Rabbi […]
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  • “Yiddish in America: Cultural Encounters” Is Theme of Inaugural Year of Multidimensional Programming

    By jwadmin on March 4, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass.– To mark its 40th anniversary in 2020, the Yiddish Book Center has announced the launch of Decade of Discovery, a major new initiative designed to foster a deeper understanding of Yiddish and modern Jewish culture. Beginning in 2020, and continuing for each of the next 10 years, the Center will select an annual theme around which events, courses, conferences, […]
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