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Haredi Comedian Is Hilarious

After giving a talk at a melaveh malka about his work experience a few years ago, people told him he had enough material to do a standup routine. They were right.

Two New Documentaries Bring Holocaust Survivors To The Big Screen

Gradually, a picture emerged of survivors who had each experienced a different horror, but who all shared the pain of living with the memory.

Theater Review: Silence Meant Safety, But One Woman Put Her Life In Danger

“We Will Not Be Silent” tells the story of Sophie Scholl, a German college student who placed anti-Nazi leaflets at her college and was hanged for her "crime."

New Book Displays All the Art Göring Stole from Jews

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

New Film About Polish Jewry Makes Emotional Debut

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.

The Memory Alive

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

A Timeless Message of Love And Survival: ‘There Is Many Like Us’

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

From The Shah To The Rebbe: The Tale Of An Artist

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

One Man Faces Art

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

Laura Kruger At The Hebrew Union College Museum

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

Exhibiting Judaica

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

Sanctuary: Lincoln Square Synagogue and Mark Podwal’s Terezin Suite

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

Letter From Tel Aviv

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

Off Label: Ceremonial Objects Imagined: Dov Abramson & Ken Goldman

"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.

One Last Adventure For A Dozen Seniors

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

Judaica Auctions

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.

Medieval Echoes: Jews, Christians & Visuality: New Approaches

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

Fight Over Long-Lost Holocaust Art Treasure Begins

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.

Silverstein’s Heroes

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).

Faces: Indian Jewish Narratives Of Siona Benjamin

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

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.

True Grit

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.

Tosafot & Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews

The ostensible outsider frequently has the privilege of seeing the exclusive inner sanctum with fresh and unbiased eyes. Artists’ initial encounters with the Talmud are equally blessed.

Explore The Sacred

The exhibit, according to a statement from guest curator Michele Waalkes which is posted on the museum website, “examines how faith can inform and inspire artists in their work, whether their work is symbolic, pictorial, or textual in nature. It further explores how present-day artwork can lead audiences to ponder God, religious themes, venerated traditions, or spiritual insights.”

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