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Friday, October 22, 2021

Death And Sex At Masada

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Few places are as iconic in Jewish life as Masada, the desert stronghold where, as the story goes, a courageous group of Jews chose to die at their own hands rather than perish by...
Danny A. Abeckaser

Israeli-American Actor Danny A. Abeckaser To Star in THE Crime Drama of the Summer...

The much-anticipated summer crime drama LANSKY by writer/director Eytan Rockaway is set to hit theatres and digital streaming channels on June 25. The film’s star-studded cast features Harvey Keitel, Sam Worthington, Danny A. Abeckaser, David James Elliott,...
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A memoir of overcoming racism

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The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl by Marra B. Gad;  2019, Bolden, An Agate Imprint; ISBN 9781572-842755; 233 pages; $17 At the age of three days, Marra B. Gad was adopted...

Schwinging start to the Jewish Film Festival

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Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Quincy Jones, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock… If you’re a jazz fan, you know these names. They are the stars shining in the jazzosphere of Blue Note Records. And...
A poster of “When the Smoke Clears,” a new film produced and recently released by Jerusalem U.

Documentary on wounded Israeli vets screens for PTSD Awareness Day, Tisha B’Av

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The latest film produced by Jerusalem U, “When the Smoke Clears: A Story of Brotherhood, Resilience and Hope,” has screened in 50 Jewish communities around the United States this month, culminating in PTSD Awareness Day...

It could be, it might be, it is (!) a great sports book

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SAN DIEGO – I learned when I was a rookie reporter for the Associated Press back in 1967 that any fool, including yours truly, could write a story about an athletic contest.  Essentially, you...

Streaming Latin American Jewish movies

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Anita (Argentina: 2008): A Down syndrome Jewish girl wanders the streets of Buenos Aires in search of her mother after the AMIA bombing. Family Law (Argentina, France, Italy, Spain): Jewish son and father explore their differences and...

Move Over, French & Italian. The World’s Sexiest Accent is…..Israeli!

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What accent do single men think is the sexiest? You might guess French or Italian, but you'd be wrong according to the latest poll. Surprise! It's Israeli. As Benyamin Cohen wrote on the website From...

Documentary: Jewish Refugees Return To Fight Hitler

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The 2020 documentary About Face: Jewish Refugees in the Armed Forces,  streaming on Amazon, documents the thought-provoking WWII story of young Jewish men and women who escaped certain death at the hands of the Nazis. They...

A Talmud-based Passover tale for children

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The Passover Mouse by Joy Nelkin Wieder, illustrated by Shahar Kober; Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 2020;ISBN 9781984-895530; 24 pages including author’s note and glossary; $17.99 Somewhere in Eastern Europe, in a little Jewish village, a...