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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Fragments of a Glorious History

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...