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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Wiesel: De Auschwitz a Disneylandia

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Wiesel: De Auschwitz a Disneylandia, una viuda expresada en Yiddish: El alma de Wiesel, como la de muchos intelectuales judíos, se expresa y entiende mejor en Yiddish, la lengua que, por algún motivo permite niveles...

Elie Wiesel’s Phrases for Reflection

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"Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil." (Interview with U.S. News and World Report, 1986) "I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides....

Moti Giladi: ‘My Way’ in Yiddish (2007)

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Moti Giladi sings “My Way” in Yiddish (Mayn veg) at the Festival of Jewish Culture in Warsaw: “Singer’s Warsaw” in Warsaw, Poland, in 2007. The festival, which has been taking place since 2004, is named after...

The High Holidays in Ladino: a Rhodesli Custom from Romania to Johannesburg, Seattle, and...

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Nótese que en esta ocasión nos referimos a Ladino, porque son textos hebreos -litúrgicos- escritos en letras hebreas pero con ortografía en djudeo-espanyol para que la gente que no sabe hebreo lo pueda leer. The congregants complained...

Rekindling an Old Passion

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There is nothing like good art and good humor to raise your spirits! Rafael Mareyna has a knack for combining both with a twinkle in his eye. One can see that humor at Casa...

Scarlett Johansson Opens Paris Popcorn Shop

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Jewish actress Scarlett Johansson opened a popcorn shop in Paris. The actress and her husband, Romain Dauriac, launched the Yummy Pop store in Paris’ Marais district on Saturday. Johansson was on hand to scoop popcorn for...

Thousands of medieval documents and Jewish books waiting to be rescued in Cairo

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Inside a library of a synagogue in downtown Cairo, hundreds of Judaic books dating from the medieval ages to 20th century are shelved, unread and un-indexed. Despite a center dedicated to their preservation, government ministries...

The controversial Sholem Ash’s classic Got Fun Nekome de Sholem Ash back in NY...

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New Yiddish Rep (NYR) is bringing back by popular demand the controversial classic “God of Vengeance” for a special encore running for two weeks at Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street, from...

Mon Dieu! C’est Manifest Destnitis!

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Moliere is smiling. The multi-talented actor and playwright, Herbert Siguenza, has breathed new life into his play, the Imaginary Invalid. Manifest Destinitis is set two centuries later in 19th century “old or Alta California”....

12 inspiring Jews who died in 2016

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It’s a fact of life: Scores of notable people pass away each year. But for some reason — whether it’s the continued aging of the baby boomer generation, the increasingly loud echo chambers on social media...