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Spiritual Cafe: Jacob Returns to the Promise Land
Eight Huge Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Hanukkah

November 29, 2015 - 2:33 PM
Netanyahu: ‘Not Even One Meter’ of Area C to Palestinian Authority

November 29, 2015 - 2:32 PM
Jews and Arabs Join in ‘Patch Patrol’ Doing Repairs in Homes of the Elderly

November 29, 2015 - 1:59 PM
Israel Hunts for Office Space in Abu Dhabi as New Member of UN Agency

November 29, 2015 - 1:38 PM
Israel’s Leviathan Developers Ink Gas Deal With Egypt

November 29, 2015 - 1:12 PM
15 Terror Suspects Captured in Judea, Samaria

November 29, 2015 - 12:24 PM
IDF Shuts Down Another Radio Station in the PA

November 29, 2015 - 10:45 AM
Update: Woman Wounded in Second Jerusalem Stabbing, Suspect Captured [photos]

November 29, 2015 - 10:26 AM
Video: BBC Watch Conference Cites Systemic Anti-Semitism in Coverage of Israel

November 29, 2015 - 10:13 AM
Canadian Synagogue Invites Muslims in after Mosque Firebombed

November 29, 2015 - 10:08 AM
Israeli Death Rates from Most Cancers, Heart Disease, Among Lowest in OECD

November 29, 2015 - 8:28 AM
Update: Terrorist Killed in Jerusalem’s Old City, Policeman Wounded, Children Saved

November 29, 2015 - 8:14 AM
Ex-Adviser to Palestinian Authority says ‘Accept ISIS as Ugly Reality’

November 28, 2015 - 11:00 PM
Shi’ite Muslim Cleric Calls Kerry a ‘Terrorist’

November 28, 2015 - 10:10 PM
An Angry Russia Moves S-400 Antiaircraft Missile Systems into Syria

November 28, 2015 - 9:50 PM
Arabic Writing Found Inside 4 EasyJet Fuel Panels

November 28, 2015 - 9:40 PM
‘Christian State’ Threatens to Kill Muslims in Belgium

November 28, 2015 - 9:27 PM
UAE Insists Israel’s Abu Dhabi Office Plan Does Not Mean Recognition

November 28, 2015 - 9:06 PM
‘Bad Timing’ of Christmas Hurts Chanukah Sales

November 28, 2015 - 9:04 PM
A Misquoted MK Michael Oren Analyzes President Obama

November 28, 2015 - 8:55 PM
Israel Allowing Russia to Fly Over Israeli Skies

November 28, 2015 - 8:48 PM
Terrorists Stab Man in Nahariya, Try to Knife Soldiers in Jordan Valley [video]

November 28, 2015 - 6:55 PM
Paris Massacre Mastermind Planned to Murder French Jews

November 28, 2015 - 6:35 PM
On This Violent ‘Day of Rage,’ a/k/a Friday, Closure Imposed on PA Villages

November 27, 2015 - 9:17 PM
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Gavel and Court Lawyers Called Upon to Use Their Legal Skills to Fight for Israel

The Activist Lawyer Seminar will be held on March 7 to March 13 in Jerusalem and Northern Israel.

Hermann Göring and Adolph Hitler examine a painting

Posted on: October 1st, 2015


While being questioned at Nuremberg, Göring was “humble” about having pulled off one of the most extensive theft of artwork in history...

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Posted on: July 24th, 2015

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Rabbi Lau is a world class speaker. When he relates stories, even concentration camp stories, the audience is mesmerized. As we would soon discover, he is in the movie as well.

A still from film "Memory After Belsen"

Posted on: June 19th, 2015

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The most uplifting aspect of the film was the footage from the displaced persons camps.

Guys and Dolls

Posted on: May 24th, 2015

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Guys and Dolls in Jerusalem

(L-R) Michael Girgenti as “Karochic”; Tyler Mauro as “Max”; and  Zach Silverman as “Goodman.”

Posted on: March 9th, 2015

SectionsArtsMovie and Play Reviews

"I began to unravel a true-to-life love story. I was determined to tell it now, while they are both still alive."


Posted on: January 26th, 2015


Nouril concluded he had no choice: He had to become more observant.

Nozzle Nose

Posted on: January 6th, 2015


Being the son of an Orthodox rabbi who witnessed my artwork without scorn was a green light for me to continue.

Jerusalem to Jericho Road: photograph by Chanan Getraide
“Chanan Getraide Photographs”: 2004 exhibition at Hebrew Union College Museum

Posted on: July 28th, 2014


"We are living in a Golden Age of Jewish Art, but don't know it."

Chanukah lamp, Russia 19th century (2)

Posted on: July 4th, 2014


Synagogue ritual art is also abundant but for various reasons not usually collected.


Posted on: June 20th, 2014


He refuses to flinch from our painful history, perhaps finding a kind of solace in the consistency of irrational enmity directed against us.


Posted on: June 6th, 2014


A new generation of Sabra artists have come to the fore, creating imaginative and attractive pieces of arts.

With Without (2011) Performance, digital print by Ken Goldman
Courtesy The JCC in Manhattan

Posted on: May 23rd, 2014


"Vidduy: The Musical" breaks through the formidable barrier of repetitive confession to allow us to begin to understand what is at the heart of this fundamental religious act.

Photo courtesy of First Run Features

Posted on: May 8th, 2014

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These eleven nursing home residents and their accompanying staff from the Connecticut nursing home could represent any of us or our own loved ones...

Kestenbaum Russian Jewish Couple 19 cent Lot 431

Posted on: May 2nd, 2014


The highlight of the auction was a superb and extremely rare ram-shaped silver spice container (very similar to the one in the Kiev Jewish Museum, and probably by the same maker) which brought $36,000.

Crossbow and Black Bird (detail) Cervera Bible, (1300), Fol. 445.                                                           Courtesy Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Lisbon.

Posted on: April 17th, 2014


A fascinating glimpse into the rich complexity of medieval Jewish life and its contemporary relevance had intriguingly emerged.

'Two Riders on the Beach' is an oil painting by German Jewish painter Max Liebermann.

Posted on: March 27th, 2014


A Monet and other art stolen from Jews during the Holocaust have been found in the home of an 81-year-old German art collector. David Toren is waiting for the Germans to hand over at least 1 of those paintings.

Jo-El/Jore-El (2013) 48” x 60” acrylic on canvas, by Joel Silverstein
Courtesy the artist

Posted on: March 21st, 2014


Silverstein’s work has long concerned itself with the intersection between the personal and Jewish Biblical narrative, significantly explored in this column in “Brighton Beach Bible” (July 27, 2009).

Three Generation Triptych 2012-2013
Photo-collages with gouache and acrylic paint on paper (35 x 105) by Siona Benjamin
Courtesy Flomenhaft Gallery

Posted on: March 21st, 2014


Not surprisingly the guardians of synagogue tradition is male dominated in both Moses Abraham, Cantor and Mohel and Synagogue Lamp Lighters.

The Last of the Unjust (2013), documentary film by Claude Lanzmann
Lanzmann and Benjamin Murmelstein (right side) in Rome. Courtesy Synecdoche & Le Pacte Films

Posted on: February 21st, 2014


Neither helpless victims nor able to escape the killer’s clutches, the leaders had to make impossible choices on a daily basis in a never-ending dance with the devil.

Korah’s Rebellion (2013), oil on canvas by John Bradford
Courtesy Bowery Gallery

Posted on: February 21st, 2014


Bradford has opted to fully exploit the diverse possibilities of the physical surface by concentrating on the three-dimensional application of paint (impasto) and other material.

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