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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...

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...

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...

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...

The 10 Best Jewish Jokes in ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

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Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of Gilmore Girls, has gifted us with the Jewish feminist show we need right now. The protagonist is Miriam (Midge) Maisel, a 26-year-old Jewish housewife living on the Upper West Side...

10,000 Hard-Boiled Eggs and the Art of Pedro Friedeberg

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Most Sundays, Pedro Friedeberg spends $50 to $100 buying junk in La Lagunilla, Mexico City’s massive flea market. Whatever he happens to find there—let’s say, a midget-sized Superman figure or a Simpsons-themed chess-set—will either...