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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Fragments of a Glorious History

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Discovering Iraqi Mesorah: Reflections on an Exhibit Fragments of a sefer Torah, open to Parashas Lech Lecha, a Gemara Maseches Yoma, a large sefer Tehillim — at least 18 inches tall — a religious guidebook...

Refugee from Hitler Promoted Zionism in Britain and U.S.

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This memoir combines journal entries of Zionist fundraiser Irma Ehrlich with the research and narrative of her granddaughter, Catherine Ehrlich, to tell the story of a strong-willed woman who migrated to England, and later...
Raph_PH [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

‘Hello Dolly’ is a whirl of joy

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The opening performance of Hello Dolly at the Civic Theatre was dedicated to the memory of belovéd Broadway icon, Carol Channing, who recently passed at the age of 97. I first saw Channing on The Muppet Show and...

Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival kicks off at Taste of India

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The 33rd annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival -- the third longest festival of its kind in North America -- is back with a dozen films from around the world, including Israel, India, Hungary,...

Documentaries, romantic comedies, and beyond at the Savannah Jewish Film Festival

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The Savannah Jewish Film Festival is back with nine films to share with the community. For more than a decade, the celebration of fresh voices and narratives in the Jewish community has brought one-of-a-kind, acclaimed...
The late Ruth Goldshmiedova Sax and her daughter Sandra Scheller in a scene from ‘Try to Remember – Never Forget’ which had its premiere Sunday night

Film on Holocaust Survivor ‘Ruthie’ Sax premieres

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SAN DIEGO – A 25-minute documentary on the life of Holocaust Survivor Ruth Goldshmiedova Sax, who recently died at age 90, had its premiere Sunday night at Tifereth Israel Synagogue on a doubly sad...

‘Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins’ Is the True Story of Hanukkah

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Part of the way through the holiday-season classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, I pause and ask myself, What do goblins have to do with anything in the first place? And while we’re at it, what do...

The Secret Jewish History Of Procol Harum

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ifty years ago this spring, a then unknown British rock group called Procol Harum released its very first single, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale.” The distinctive recording went to No. 1 in the United...

Thriller Novel Tells of War, Rogue Operations on Israel-Lebanon Border

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The Beirut Protocol: A Marcus Ryker Series Political and Military Action Thriller: (Book 4) by Joel C. Rosenberg, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., © 2021 ISBN 1496437896; 464 pages, $23.79. In his fourth appearance in a...

Movie Review: The Photographer of Mauthausen

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The Photographer of Mauthausen (TPOM), available on Netflix, is a Spanish film directed by Mar Targarona. The film is written by Roger Danès and Alfred Pérez Fargas. It is based on the true story of Francesc...