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Yiddish song after the Holocaust

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YIDDISH SONG AFTER THE HOLOCAUST The impact of the destruction of European Yiddish culture in the Holocaust upon Yiddish song is clear: the cultural roots of this diverse repertory were razed and collections of songs...

October 29, 1938: Ralph (“Fritz The Cat”) Bakshi was born

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Ralph Bakshi, artist, animator, independent filmmaker, and cartoonist, was born in Haifa on this date in 1938. Bakshi is best-known for his 1972 film version of R. Crumb’s “Fritz the Cat,” which was the...

October 22, 1913: The great war photographer Robert Capa is born

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Robert Capa, original name (Hungarian form) Friedmann Endre Ernő, (born 1913, Budapest, Hungary—died May 25, 1954, Thai Binh, Vietnam), photographer whose images of war made him one of the greatest photojournalists of the 20th...

SaveTheMusic presents: “Hob ikh mir a mantl” (I had an Overcoat)

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The picturebook Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback uses a creative approach to capture the reader’s attention. By observing the book the reader can anticipate that Joseph has an old overcoat. This...

October 13th, 1983: Ruby Myers, died in Mumbai at 76

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India’s silent film star and movie producer, Sulochana, whose real name was Ruby Myers, died in Mumbai at 76 on this date in 1983. Discovered while working as a telephone operator, she became, in...

October 1st. 2008: Boris Yefimov (Fridlyand), the chief illustrator of Izvestia and a political...

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Boris Yefimov (Fridlyand), the chief illustrator of Izvestia and a political cartoonist for more than ninety years, died at 109 (variously reported as 107 and 108) on this date in 2008. Yefimov published his first book...

August 27, 1890: Man Ray, American photographer and painter, was born

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Man Ray, original name Emmanuel Radnitzky, (born August 27, 1890, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died November 18, 1976, Paris, France), photographer, painter, and filmmaker who was the only American to play a major role in both the Dada and Surrealist movements. The son of Jewish immigrants—his father...

August 4, 1962: Marilyn Monroe found dead due to a tragic overdose

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Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Mortensen), who became a convert to Judaism when she married playwright Arthur Miller in 1956, was found dead of a drug overdose in her home on this date in 1962. Monroe...

The Squeaky Door

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In honor of the yahrtzeit of Ze’ev Jabotinsky, here is an excerpt from Chapter 13 of the historical novel, “The Lion’s Roar,” the third volume in the “Tevye in the Promised Land” series by...

Becky Guttin at the 29th Annual Juried Exhibition

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BECKY GUTTIN so proud to have received the LESLIE VON KOLB MEMORIAL AWARD It's with great pleasure that I share with you the recent recognition that I was given at the 29th Annual Juried Art...