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(From top left) Daniel Syrkin, Navid Negahban, Omri Shenhar, Liraz Charhi, Shaun Toub and Noa Tishby in a panel discussion hosted by Creative Community for Peace on Dec. 9, 2020. Source: Screenshot.

‘Tehran’ cast, creators on feedback from fans: ‘We’re too soft on regime’

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The cast and creators of “Tehran,” the hit Israeli series streaming on Apple TV+, explained during a virtual panel discussion on Wednesday how the show was insistent on respecting Iranian culture and the kind...

Movie Review: ‘Kastner and the Little Tuesday’

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Kästner and the Little Tuesday, a 2016 movie originally titled in German as Kästner und der Kleine Dienstag is now streaming, with English subtitles, on Amazon Prime. It’s Germany 1931, the children’s novel Emil and the Detectives is being...

The magic of Kadya Molodwsky’s children’s poetry – now in English

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A new bilingual edition of Kadya Molodowsky’s enchanting Yiddish children’s poetry was recently published in Sweden. Edited and masterfully translated into English by Yaira Singer, “Through an Endless Stretch of Land” makes some of the most...
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Hanukkah lockdown? Grab a hold of good reads for all ages

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As Jews are often referred to as people of the book, it’s no wonder readers top the Hanukkah gift list. Luckily, a whole host of new and recent books have been released from authors...

Love and War Divide Two Boyhood Best Friends

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Secrets of War (Oorlogsgeheimen) is a 2014 film set in the summer of 1943 in Southern Limburg, a Dutch village. The area is occupied by the Germans to mixed reactions from its residents. In the opening scene,...

Historians, biographers probe Jewish Cleveland

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Cleveland Jews and the Making of a Midwestern Community, edited by Sean Martin and John J. Grabowski; Rutgers University Press; 2020; ISBN 9781978-809949l; 242 pages including end notes and index. I’ve always perceived a  difference...

‘The Bird Catcher’: A Jewish girl’s WWII life in Norway

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The Bird Catcher, streaming on Amazon Prime, is a 2019 drama that depicts some of the lesser-known stories of Norwegian Jews through the eyes of a young girl trying to survive during World War II. The...

‘The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel’

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The following is an excerpt from Emmanuel Navon’s The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel, a new book on Israel’s foreign policy and the diplomatic history of the Jewish people, published by...

The Past Hasn’t Even Begun To Pass

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Fugitive Pieces, a 2007 is a film streaming on Amazon Prime, spans a period of roughly 35 years, beginning in 1942 and concluding the late 1970s. At the outset, Jakob Beer (Robbie Kay) the protagonist...

‘Paper Bullets’ tells of lesbian resisters in Nazi-occupied Jersey

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Avant-garde artists Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe advertised the fact that they were stepsisters, and hid the fact that they were lovers; their practice in deception  useful in hiding their World War II roles...