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A new museum traces 5,000 years of Chaldean history – pointing out connections to...

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Barbara Kratchman, active in many organizations throughout the Jewish community, and Mary Romaya, active in many organizations throughout the Chaldean community, grew up in the same northwest Detroit neighborhood. They rode their bikes along the...
With jazz backup, Cantor Aryeh Leib Hurwitz sings “Sheyibone,” a fundamental Jewish prayer beseeching G-d to rebuild the Beit Hamikdash (Holy Temple), ushering in a period of global unity and harmony. Credit: Courtesy.

Tapping into the ‘Golden Age’ of cantorial music for the 21st century

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Aryeh Leib Hurwitz is attuned to all things musical. A chazzan (“cantor”) and ordained Chabad rabbi born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., he studied at yeshivahs around the world while honing his voice and performing...

E.U. Parliament deems anti-Iran art ‘too controversial,’ cancels display

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An exhibition of caricatures seeking to expose the Iranian government’s human-rights abuses has been rejected for display at the European Parliament on the grounds that it is “too controversial.” The Israeli Cartoon Project, established in...

El silensyo de la noche

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Un grito mudo se via en su mirada, Se hue ravyoso,desho su boz adorada. El era un marido mas ke un amante, Garnido de un korason de diamante. Eya kulpante de kavzar este revolto, Hue abandonada por su mal...

My Old Kentoki Home

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According to conventional non-wisdom, American Jewish literature started in a Lower East Side sweatshop and then migrated to New Jersey, where it has remained until Philip Roth’s retirement. Of course, reading this way necessitates...

Verter fun der Vokh – International Women’s Day

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אַ‮ פֿרײלעכן‮ אינטערנאַציאָנאַלן‮ פֿרויענטאָג!‮ Happy International Women's Day! Today the world honors the achievements of women, who are leaders in the movements for social justice, climate change and equality in all parts of the world. Women...
The Jerusalem Cinematheque, home of the Israel Film Archive (IFA). Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel Film Archive digitalizes extensive collection, starts to release films online

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After years of work on digitizing its collection of Israeli film clips, the Israel Film Archive (IFA), part of the Jerusalem Cinematheque, is beginning to share its collection online with the goal of eventually...

Learning to Live Together – La Ciudad de las Ideas 2017: Beyond X

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At the occasion of World Philosophy Day 2017, UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme will also associate itself with the 2017 Ciudad de las Ideas, organized by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Andrés Roemer, in...
Thanksgiving turkey. Credit: Pixabay.

A downsized Thanksgiving still means turkey and pie

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Thanksgiving is the most widely celebrated American holiday, but this year, it’s going to look a little like Passover—families in their homes, eating a festive meal separately, maybe with a Zoom call planned. With...

Ke enfloreska el djudezmo en Bulgaria

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Kuantas presonas avlan la lingua muestra? I ande? Porke las muevas jenerasyones ya no estan mas avlando el Djudezmo? La lingua se muere o puedemos revitalizarla? Kyen ainda avla esta dulse lingua i kuando...