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Best Festival Ever! May 21 - 28, 2017 Program Guide coming out next week, and complete Calendar of Events will be posted at www.jewishmusicweek.com on Friday, April 20. Here are some of the highlights: Rocky Mountain Jewgrass    Sunday May 21  Direct from Colorado - it's the rockin'est bluegrass band around, and all with a Jewish twist. Sky in the City Monday May 22   Award-winning singer-songwriter...

The Secret Jewish History Of Peeps

Just as ironic as the fact that “White Christmas” was written by a Jewish composer named Irving Berlin, Peeps, those famously neon-colored marshmallow Easter treats, are also produced by Jews. Based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Just Born Quality Confections has been churning out these decidedly non-kosher sugary sweets since 1953 when it purchased the Rodda Candy Company. While Roscoe Rodda...
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Beautiful — part biography, part jukebox musical — opened in San Francisco in 2013 before transferring to Broadway the following year. The show has netted two Tony awards and a further five nominations. It also won a 2015 Grammy Award for best musical theatre album, and two Laurence Olivier gongs. Drawing on a song catalogue of extraordinary breadth and depth, the...

Turkey, where are your Jews?

The Turkish newspaper Milliyet published a news report on March 20 entitled “Synagogues from the era of Byzantium are about to disappear forever!” “Among the historical and cultural heritage of Istanbul that is on the verge of extinction are Byzantine synagogues which belong to the Turkish Jewish community,” said the report. “Most of the historic synagogues which numbered in dozens...
This special tour with the new Vuze.Camera's VR unique 3D+360° technology will allow you to experience one of Jerusalem's most unique and delicious gastronomic tour like never before. Meet Jerusalem based chef Moshe Basson who uses local spices, produce and wild herbs to recreate ancient biblical dishes with a modern twist.Thanks to Vuze's cutting-edge technology, you decide where to...
AUSTRALIAN Holocaust researchers have applauded an activist’s campaign for the truth about the World War II records of two Lithuanians he claims have had their anti-Semitic activities whitewashed by Lithuania’s state-run research into the Holocaust. Grant Gochin, a Jewish American of Lithuanian background, has written to Lithuania’s parliament protesting against published findings from the Centre for the Study of the...
Two contrasting images in “1917: How One Year Changed The World,” at Philadelphia’s National Museum of American Jewish History, demonstrate the volatility of American attitudes toward immigrants.A World War I poster cautioning against food waste is also a hopeful narrative of arrival and assimilation. A cluster of immigrants gaze from a ship toward the Statue of Liberty, as one...
Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, whose 1961 poem about the Nazi massacre at Babi Yar near Kiev helped to expose rampant anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union, died Saturday at 84. Yevgeny Yevtushenko in 1972Yevgeny Yevtushenko in 1972Yevtushenko passed away in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He had been a faculty member at the University of Tulsa since the mid-1990s. Some 34,000 Jews were killed at...

Bear Mitzvah in Meshugahlan

A yellow teddy bear hangs from the ceiling. With a patterned parachute attached to its tiny body, it hangs, midflight, amid a cacophony of other creatures like a stuffed lion, a stuffed moose, a stuffed tiger, and even a tiny stuffed devil, who all seem to be making their way safely to the ground. There, perhaps, they will meet...

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