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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Review of The Last Two Jews of Mogadishu: Living Under Al Shabaab’s Fire

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Hope is not a noun regional analysts of the Red-Sea-Rim associate with Somalia. Regardless of their optic — political, security, cultural, economic — most analysts offer,  following the Africanist school of Martin Meredith, grim reasons...

Grigory Kanovich’s Remarkable Love Song For a Lithuanian Shtetl

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Thanks to the hard work of his literary admirers, an English translation of Grigory Kanovich’s autobiographical novel “Shtetl Love Song” has finally appeared. The novel was released by a boutique British publishing house, Noir Press,...

Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots against Hollywood and America, by...

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For Steven Ross, an acclaimed American historian of labour and the film industry whose parents both survived the Holocaust, this remarkable and meticulously researched book is personal. Initially seeking to understand Jewish passivity during...

Friends of Zion Museum sheds light on non-Jewish Zionist heroes

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In today’s day and age, with anti-Israel sentiments floating ubiquitously through the press and social media, many Jewish Zionists are forced to adopt an us-against-the-world mentality, believing that they are the only group who...

A Mayzl (The Mouse), song based on “El Ratón Vaquero”, by Cri Cri

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A beautiful children’s song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. The Mouse - A mouse got into the house of another and makes believe he is the boss. The owner is uncomfortable to have him...

“A Ketzl” (The Cat), song based on “El Gato de Barrio”, by Cri Cri

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A beautiful children’s song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. The Cat - This cat lives happily in a neighborhood he knows well. He never wants to leave as he can describe all its inhabitants ...

Tale of a Jewish girl hidden during the Shoah

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Author Bart Van Es knew about Lien de Jong, the Jewish girl who was provided a home and a new identity with his grandparents during the time the Nazis occupied Holland. However, after such...
Installation view: Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 12, 2018–April 23, 2019 Photo: David Heald

Hilma af Klint and the birth of abstract art

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The Guggenheim’s strange and wonderful exhibition of Hilma af Klint’s groundbreaking, yet largely unknown body of abstract art is an important event – one that challenges us to not only rethink the early history...

Telefon (The Telephone), song based on “El Teléfono”, by Cri Cri

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A beautiful children’s song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. The Telephone - Mixing classical  music with  the melody of Soler's song, a fox mommy is described as a very homey busy- body doing everything...

Big splash at Caesarea Harbor with new Crusader market, upcoming visitor’s center

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New promenade walls and a 700-year-old Crusader market at the Caesarea Harbor were unveiled on June 10 in Caesarea National Park in the presence of Baroness Ariane de Rothschild, and various representatives from funding...