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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Death And Sex At Masada

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...

Rabbi Samuel introduces Philo to the modern world

The 1stCentury Jewish philosopher and religious scholar, Philo, was very familiar with the Torah, commenting here and there on different portions of the Five Books of Moses in writings that were spread over approximately...
A view of the Temple Mount. Credit: Judy Lash Balint.

Temple Mount comes alive (literally) in new exhibit in Jerusalem

A few years ago, The New York Times called Temple Mount “the world’s most contested piece of real estate.” This week, a new exhibit of photographs of the site that’s holy to billions of people around the...

« Les intellectuels juifs de 1945 à nos jours», Sandrine Szwarc

Pouvez-vous vous présenter à nos lecteurs ? On connaît ma signature dans l’hebdomadaire « Actualité Juive » pour lequel je dirige les pages culturelles et régionales depuis plusieurs années. Mais on sait moins que je...

Survivor’s son tracks down his father’s WWII story

Released for publication on Jan. 19, this book is a combination memoir and biography; a memoir by son Jack J. Hersch of his painstaking efforts to visualize and reconstruct the experiences of his father,...

CD Compiles Music from Jewish and Other Ghettos

Frank London, jazz trumpeter, band leader, co-founder of the Klezmatics, founder of the Klezmer Brass Allstars and co-founder of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, is one of the most important figures in the Klezmer Renaissance....

STEM, STEAM, and Now STREAM Children’s Books

Educators long have worked with STEM curricula — emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  When artists declared such curricula were too limiting, the notion of STEAM was introduced.  Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Now,...

Windsor symphony orchestra to feature jewish composers

In what seems a rare event for any orchestra, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra will be performing a special concert on Oct. 3, solely featuring the music of Jewish composers. “There’s a rich repertoire of music...

Chesler’s memoir insightful into feminist movement

Possibly before, but especially after publication of Women and Madness, which exposed the practice of falsely committing women to insane asylums and the abuse of women within those institutions, author Phyllis Chesler has been among...

Book Review: ‘Giraffes on Horseback Salad’

Try to picture the words in this book’s title: “Giraffes on Horseback Salad.”  Can you picture it?  A giraffe astride a horse; two legs on one side of the horse’s midsection, two legs on...