Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bad Israeli Blood in a Holy Spanish City

May 29, 2014
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The Retrospective

In master novelist A.B. Yehoshua’s most recent book, The Retrospective (published in Israel in 2011), Yair Moses, an aging Israeli film director, arrives in the holy city of Santiago de Compostela for a retrospective of his earliest work. A rotation of Spanish monks, film connoisseurs, and his frequent and troubled star, Ruth, accompanies him.…

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A Love Song to the Jewish Redhead

May 28, 2014
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Don't Kick the Redhead!

Whether lionized or demonized, redheads seem to hold an outsize place in the Jewish imagination.…

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The Talmud of Star Trek

May 26, 2014
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star-trek-1

The Talmud says that killing a single person is like destroying the entire world. In…

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The Pre-Hitler International Yiddish Culture Club

May 21, 2014
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kultur-lige

Ah, the soothing poetry of a Jewish intellectual…

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Tijuana, Mexico’s Border-Crossing Jewish Kids

May 19, 2014
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tijuana

You might think a New York City family…

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The Jewish Mother of Modern Acting

May 16, 2014
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stella

Legendary actor and acting teacher Stella Adler was…

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A New Romantic Comedy for the Manhattan Jewish Set

May 14, 2014
By
putzel

“There are two types of people in the…

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Jews: Not Funny Anymore

May 12, 2014
By
when-jews

You want we should make you laugh? “Too…

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How Mother’s Day Came to Israel

May 9, 2014
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mothers-day

On November 14, 1951, an 11-year-old girl named…

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The Yiddish Writer and the Siberian Exile

May 7, 2014
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der-nister1

All manner of genius can be found in…

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The Greatest Soviet Jewish Artist You Never Heard Of

May 5, 2014
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El-Lissitzky

In a climate that spawned heavyweights like Marc Chagall, Sholem…

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The Israeli Left Calls Home

May 2, 2014
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local-call

What if there was a cutting-edge news site…

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