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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Film Review: ‘Fog in August’ Appearing at The Washington Jewish Film Festival

The horrors of the Holocaust have been portrayed many times in film, most notably Schindler’s List and The Pianist. One such horror, however, has never been a focus of film study: the euthanasia program...

Experiencing the horrors of war through music

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A new arrangement of a powerful composition conveying the horrors of war, written by a Toronto musician while he was interned in a displaced persons’ camp in 1946, will premiere at the Jewish Music...

Move Over, French & Italian. The World’s Sexiest Accent is…..Israeli!

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What accent do single men think is the sexiest? You might guess French or Italian, but you'd be wrong according to the latest poll. Surprise! It's Israeli. As Benyamin Cohen wrote on the website From...

Recorded Yiddish Books from the Sami Rohr Collection

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Der 'Yiddish Book Center' fun Amherst, Massachusets (noent tzu di shtot Boston), hobn mir gebetn aykh ibertzugebn vegn dem oysfarkoif fun IDISHE AUDIO-BIJER mit verk fun Sholem Ash; I.B. Zinger; Rojl Aoyerbaj; I.L.Peretz; Sholem...

A Life In Music

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Friends and family intertwine within the music career of clarinetist Franklin Cohen. A local audience will get to experience the friendship during the final concert of the 2016-2017 season of the Chamber Music Society...

Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology, by Will Herberg

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The very title of this book arouses suspicion. The author, who claims to be writing a treatise on sociology, is far from being a professional sociologist. On top of this, he is an enthusiastic...

Icon of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam, by David G....

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A chilling, fascinating, and nearly forgotten historical figure is resurrected in a riveting work that links the fascism of the last century with the terrorism of our own. Written with verve and extraordinary access...

Review: ‘Genius,’ a Portrait of the Man Behind the Equation

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National Geographic, a network hoping to fashion itself a new image, has invested quite a lot in “Genius,” its first scripted series, which begins on Tuesday night. The commitment has paid off admirably. Judging from...

The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials: A Personal Memoir, by Telford Taylor

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In 1945, the Allied nations agreed on a judicial process, rather than summary execution, to determine the fate of the Nazis following the end of World War II. Held in Nuremberg, the ceremonial birthplace...

Amnon Weinstein and the ‘Violins of Hope’ break the silence of the Holocaust.

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Amnon Weinstein is one of the world’s most respected violinmakers. His talented, weathered hands give new voice to silenced instruments. They fight a greater silence in the process. That struggle is his life’s work....