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French-Israeli author wins France’s top literary prize

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A French-Israeli author has been awarded France’s most prestigious literary honor, the Spring Goncourt Prize, reported Haaretz on Monday. Shmuel T. Meyer, 64, won the prize for Et la guerre est finie … (And the War Is Over …...
Mural by Jackson Pollock (Photo: Wikipedia)

‘Mural’ Came From Deep in Pollock’s Unconscious

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Since at least 2014, Mural (1943) has been on perpetual tour. So much has already been said about this large painting – books are devoted solely to the analysis of Jackson Pollock’s first great masterpiece. What...
Nserrano, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Lipinsky Family S.D. Jewish Arts Festival Schedule Announced

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The 28th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival, Jfest 2021, promises to be sparkling with more stars from all corners of the globe than ever before, thanks to the virtual platform for all...
A rare bronze oil lamp, shaped like a grotesque face cut in half, was discovered during excavations in Jerusalem’s City of David National Park, May 5, 2021. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.

Matching half of Roman-era lamp unearthed in Jerusalem possibly found in Budapest

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The Roman-era oil lamp recently unearthed in Jerusalem may be the missing half of a similar artifact found in Budapest nine years ago, the City of David Foundation announced on Sunday. Mere hours after publication of the...

Mazl Tov to all Yiddishe Mames

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Enjoy the My Yiddishe Mame Collection

Expresso, Halva and Tahini Brownies

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I thought for this week’s bake, I would provide the recipe that I get asked to bake more than any other. It is actually quite a simple recipe but if you are a chocoholic,...
The mosaic flooring, unearthed in 2021 in Yavne, will go on display at the city's cultural center. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.

1,600-year-old mosaic pavement unearthed in central Israel to be placed on display

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A 1,600-year-old mosaic pavement that was uncovered recently in Yavne in central Israel will be placed on display at the city’s cultural center, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Monday. The project is a...

April 21, 1945: B.B. King and The Bihari Brothers

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The Bihari Brothers — Jules, Saul, Joseph and Lester, sons of Hungarian Jewish immigrants — launched Modern Records, a pioneering R & B label, in Los Angeles on this date in 1945. Among their most successful...
Salt formations on the Dead Sea shore, July 7, 2020. Photo by Mila Aviv/Flash90.

Can a magnificent art museum help save the dying Dead Sea?

When 1,200 Israelis posed nude at the Dead Sea for American art photographer Spencer Tunick in 2011, project initiator Ari Leon Fruchter hoped the eye-popping images would start a wave of activism to save the unique saltwater...

Warsaw Ghetto: In Memoriam. Film Short based on true event

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The Warsaw ghetto uprising began in the early morning hours of Erev Peysach, April 19, 1943. Based on a true story that took place on April 19, 1943, a small group of surviving Jews gather...