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Netflix Showing New Film on Ethiopian Jews’ Rescue in SF Jewish Festival

From 1979 to 1983, Aliyah activists and Mossad agents operating in Sudan encouraged the Beta Israel communities in Ethiopia to come to the Sudan, and from the Sudan they would be taken to Israel via Europe.
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Photographer Amos Nachoum’s Polar Bear Swim Dream’s US Premiere at SF Jewish Festival

The San Francisco Jewish Festival will feature "Picture of His Life" July 28 at the Castro Theater.
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HBO Releases Trailer of ‘Our Boys’ on the Kidnappings that Preceded the 2014 Gaza...

Filmed in Israel, "Our Boys" is based on the true events which led to the outbreak of war in Gaza.

Pre-Columbian Carvings from Puerto Rico Examined at Haifa University

In light of the new findings uncovered at the University of Haifa, Prof. Rodríguez is now continuing his quest to unravel the secret of the statuettes.

German Culture Minister Returns Painting Looted from French Jewish Politician

The painting by 19th century French painter Thomas Couture (1815-1879) was stolen from Mandel by the Nazis, and for decades remained part of a collection of 1,566 works stolen by Hildebrand Gurlitt.
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Israeli Lottery Cancels Prize to Film About Pro-Terrorist Attorney Tsemel

I'm pretty sure Lea Tsemel is as close as a woman with two Polish parents can get to being the devil.

IEC Asks Fortnite: Please Don’t Let Players Climb Electric Poles!

Fortnite is one of the most popular games out there at present, but it’s not necessarily the safest.

Putin Unveils Memorial to Jewish Uprisings in Nazi Death Camps

The project was sponsored by Viktor Vekselberg, a Ukrainian-born tycoon whose father was Jewish.

Eurovision Mega-Festival Fizzed Out, But We Hear Great Things about Lag B’Omer

On Sunday morning, Ha'aretz ran an op-ed calling for the cancellation of Lag B'Omer.

Top 10 Things You Must Do in Tel Aviv During Eurovision Week

Hundreds of local festivities are scheduled as part of the Eurovision celebrations.

Tel Aviv Ready and Eager to Host 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

In one month, Tel Aviv will host the 64th Eurovision Song Contest, the second most watched live TV program in the world and the cultural event with the highest ratings and largest international coverage to ever take place in Israel.

HBO to Produce Philip Roth’s ‘The Plot Against America’ Depicting a Jewish Boy in...

The novel imagines an America in which Lindbergh's isolationist ideas have become the national agenda, and are impacting Jewish life in Newark, New Jersey.
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‘Anna’s War’ about Jewish Orphan in 1941 Wins Russian Best Picture

Anna's War tells the story of a six-year-old girl (Marta Kozlova) who miraculously survived the execution of the Jews of her Ukrainian village.

Choirs from 6 NY Schools Sing Arik Einstein Songs

The event featured the Kinneret Day School Choir, the HLA2 Choir Club, the Ramaz Lower School and Middle School Choirs, the Hebrew Language Academy Select Choir and the Harlem Hebrew Choir.
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Watch & Listen: ‘Home’ Sung by Kobi Marimi to Represent Israel in Eurovision 2019

Kobi Merimi's former jobs were as host at a pub and cashier at a movie theater. He served in the IDF's HR.

Haredi Court Furious at Drumming Bride Fiasco

Several holy Jews who watched the video of the harmless event online alerted to Badatz, the kashrut supervision department of the Eda Haredit, which supervises the wedding hall.

Israeli Expat Director Wins Oscar for Best Short

“My grandparents are Holocaust survivors. The bigotry that they experienced in the Holocaust, we see that everywhere today, in America, in Europe.”

Good News: Daniel Barenboim Doesn’t Hate Israel, He Hates Everybody

In 2015, Barenboim announced his plans to take the Berlin State Opera with him to Tehran in celebration of the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. Iran said Thanks but no thanks in response.

‘Synonyms’ about an Israeli at War with being Israeli Wins 2019 Berlin Film Festival...

The film is based on Lapid's own experiences of living as an Israeli abroad and his ambivalence about being an Israeli.

Shalva Band to Perform at Opening Torchlight Ceremony for Israel’s 71st Independence Day Celebration

“The members of the band represent in the best of all possible ways the victory of spirit over the body."

Roseanne Plants Tree in Peduel to Launch Anti-BDS Israel Visit

She was received by children bearing flowers, although it's not clear how many of them were familiar with her successful TV series or with the circumstances of its cancellation.

Rachel Brosnahan Wins 2nd Golden Globe for ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

Mrs. Maisel is definitely a marker for the last chapter in the Jewish-American experience, when, like we said, you no longer need to hire Jews to play believable Jews.

Nazareth Court Sends Youth to Psychiatric Detention over ‘Fortnite’ Addiction

The boy also participated in the discussion and said: "I understand that everyone is worried that I don't go to school. I play a lot of 'Fortnight.'"

When Hanukkah Marked the War Between Jewish Left and Jewish Faith

A miracle did not take place for us / A can of oil we did not find.

Culture Minister Miri Regev’s Statue Now a Temporary Feature at Israel’s National Theater

In recent months, Minister Regev has provoked outrage in the culture community in Israel with her so-called "Law of Loyalty in Culture."

The Shabbat Project and Echoes of Shabbat Candles Under the Inquisition

This week, as we light our candles or oil for the Shabbat-felt-around-the-world, may we remember how fortunate we are to be able to do so in freedom and pure joy.

Jewish Lords Ask to Drop Ghanaian, Israeli Architects’ $65 Million Holocaust Memorial Project

David Adjaye was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Ron Arad was born in Tel Aviv.

Gal Gadot to Play Self on The Simpsons

Gadot tweeted: I grew up watching The Simpsons and now I get to voice myself in an episode! Stay tuned..."

‘Sobibor’ to Represent Russia in the Oscars

As many as 250,000 Jews were murdered at Sobibor, making it the fourth worst extermination camp, after Bełżec, Treblinka, and Auschwitz.

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