70.6 F
San Diego
Thursday, June 22, 2017
In Samarkand, the very name as mysterious and magical as the legends it evokes, I am surrounded by blue. From the twinkling peacock colour of the domes to the azure tiles and the turquoise minarets, the city’s famous square is awash with shades of sparkling sapphire. For centuries, travellers have been mesmerised by the romance of the Silk Road, conjuring...
עס האָט זיך שוין געטראָפֿן בײַ מיר אין קלאַס בײַם לערנען, אַז אַ סטודענט האָט נישט פֿאַרשטאַנען וואָס דאָס איז אַזוינס אַ פּלאַטע (אויך באַקאַנט ווי אַ דיסק, אַ פּלאַסטינקע). אין עטלעכע יאָר וועט מען שוין אויך נישט וויסן וואָס דאָס הייסט אַ קאָמפּאַקטל. די טעכנאָלאָגיע אַנטוויקלט זיך גאָר גיך, אָבער ווען מע גיט אַ טראַכט, זעט מען אַז אַמאָל...

Jews in comic books

Jews built the comic book industry from the ground up, and the influence of Jewish writers, artists, and editors continues to be felt to this day. But how did Jews come to have such a disproportionate influence on an industry most famous for lantern-jawed demigods clad in colorful tights? First Comic Books The story begins in 1933. During that year, the...

Lest we forget

The Museum of Fine Arts presented “Memory Unearthed: Music from the Lodz Ghetto” Sunday in conjunction with the stunning exhibition of photographs by Henryk Ross. Confined to the Lodz Ghetto during World War II, Ross was employed by the Nazis as a photographer to make identity cards for Jews. He also, at great risk, documented life in the ghetto,...
Israeli novelist David Grossman has won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize. His novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar” was announced as the winner Thursday by Nick Barley, chair of the 2017 judging panel, at a dinner at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Grossman, 63, is the author of more than 17 books of fiction and nonfiction, including “See Under: Love” and...

Kazamiento felís?!

De vista después de la boda el marido dize a la mujer apenas kazada: “Yo tengo tres uzos ke tú deves entender i akseptar, entendites?” “Sí!” responde la mujer. “Muy bien! Primer uzo es ke kada alhad i martes a la noche yo djugo futbol kon los amigos del lavoro. Ay fiesta, no ay fiesta, a mí no me emporta de...
“Oslo,” a play about the 1993 Oslo Accords, won the Tony Award for best new play and its Jewish lead actor, Michael Aronov, was recognized as best featured actor in a play. Bette Midler, the veteran Jewish actress and singer, won for best actress in a musical for “Hello Dolly” as Broadway handed out its highest honors on Sunday night...

En un barko

En un barko avía un haham, un imam i un papás ke stavan kaminando. El papás disho: “Mozotros rogamos ke kuantos guevos komemos en la Paskaliá, tantos de los Muzulmanos ke se mueran”. El imam: “Mozotros rogamos ke kuantos karneros degoyamos en Kurbán, tantos kristianos ke se mueran”. Le demandaron al djidió: “Vozotros kualo rogásh?” Disho: “Mozotros rogamos siempre ke el Santo Bindicho...
The saga of Bob Dylan’s oddly ambivalent acceptance of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature is finally over, as the singer-songwriter presented his Nobel Lecture on June 4. “When I received the Nobel Prize for Literature, I got to wondering exactly how my songs related to literature,” Dylan said, opening the lecture. After a brief unaccompanied introduction, he delivered his lecture...

Alter Kacyzne

video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52wIrIsrxkk

Recent Posts