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Saturday, December 4, 2021

‘My mother’s Italian, my father’s Jewish, & I’m in therapy!’ highlights joys and struggles...

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Steve Solomon has made a successful career out of talking about his family. The one-man show he created and stars in, “My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, & I'm in Therapy!” — which he will...

Fayerlesher – mayzalakh (Firemen Mouse), song based on “Ratones Bombero”, by Cri Cri

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A beautiful children’s song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. Firemen Mouse - Valiant firemen-mouse that run to help out and save a mouse-girl as she jumps from the fire. They do not get distracted...

Taybale: Chonita (Dove), Children’s song in Yiddish

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A beautiful children's song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. Dove - A nice girly-dove meets a male- dove who she wants to be friend.  He seems too stuck up to notice her but she...

Hillel Kogan’s We Love Arabs explores the relationship between Arab and Jewish Israelis

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Why do people have to take controversial issues so seriously? In a world where every political debate turns into a new reason to abuse barbiturates, it feels like it's time for everyone to just...

Cutting-edge films from around the world

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The Sydney Film Festival gets under way on June 7 and will feature 288 films from 59 countries over 12 days. Don Perlgut looks at some of the films and documentaries with Jewish connections. THIS...

Film review: ‘A Jew must die’ appearing at the Washington Jewish film festival

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I have seen many World War II films that focused on either the battles that were fought, or the horrors of the Holocaust. Only a small number of films touch on the level of...

Musical called ‘Jew Store’ making world debut locally this weekend

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Theater fans who’d like to see a Broadway show before New Yorkers do will have their chance with the world premiere of “Jew Store (The Musical),” at the Aronoff this weekend. “Jew Store (The Musical),”...

Peoples of the Earth: Ethnonationalism, Democracy, and the Indigenous Challenge in Latin America, by...

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Peoples of the Earth employs a comparative history of ethno-nationalism to examine Indian activism and its challenges to the political, social and economic status quo in the countries of Central and South America. It explores...

Bad jews’ director says characters’ histrionics not about stereotypes

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Journalists writing about a play usually aren’t invited to see the actors perform until opening night. But 11 days before the Toronto premiere of Bad Jews, Joshua Harmon’s hit play, I arrive at the...

Operation Paperclip, The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America, by Annie...

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“As comprehensive as it is critical, this latest exposé from Jacobsen is perhaps her most important work to date….Jacobsen persuasively shows that it in fact happened and aptly frames the dilemma….Rife with hypocrisy, lies,...