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cynthia-brian's picture
Oct.07.2011
Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany offer an extremely helpful, insightful, and grateful program today on Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!®. If you are feeling powerless, need healing from past traumas, and want to pay homage to Steve Jobs, you'll be enlightened and entertained.   Are you...
suellen-ocean's picture
Sep.19.2011
There is a Crypto-Jewish movement underway, particularly in the southwestern United States. The Internet is full of websites and interesting stories regarding modern day descendants of history’s hidden Jews. Judaism requires conversion and present day Rabbis are strict about it. Some of today’s...
sarah-stone's picture
Sep.15.2011
I asked a writer-friend (okay, full disclosure, the writer friend with whom I’ve spent dozens of hours watching Buffy and Angel, though, unlike me, he never surrendered a precious, never-to-be-recovered week of life to all four of the Twilight books), “Why vampires? Why right now?” He said, “It’s...
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Aug.22.2011
“Hellenist” is described by an old Webster’s dictionary as “one who affiliates with Greeks, or imitates Greek manners; especially a Jew who used the Greek language as his mother tongue”. There are two schools of thought on this. Many ancient Jews loved the Greek culture and emulated it as best they...
sharon-a-geyer's picture
Aug.09.2011
My life is literally an open book as I have written and published a memoir. Nevertheless, I lead a very private life, last year living in the faculty apartments of the university of Haifa with my husband, the archaeologist, (who is incidentally the real Indianan Jones, having been born and raised...
talia-carner's picture
Apr.11.2011
Passover 2011        This Passover, as we celebrate our ancestors’ freedom from slavery, we reconnect through our most important holiday with our centuries-long traditions. It is incumbent upon us to contemplate the broader concept of freedom and what it means to us as individuals, as members of...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Mar.17.2011
My taxi pulled up at the traffic lights on the way into Jerusalem late Sunday night. A half dozen Breslav hassids were bouncing up and down in front of the traffic, waving signs and grinning with the exultation of wedding party dancers. They were singing, “Death to the Arabs.”Welcome home, I...
andrea-alban-gosline's picture
Jan.26.2011
I dedicate this blog entry to Jewish Shanghai. The subject has fascinated me since childhood. Don't you feel curious, as I did, to hear the words "Jew" and "Shanghai" in the same sentence? My young imagination conjured up a world faraway from my San Francisco home based on...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.25.2011
Shylock’s legacy, and what Shakespeare sawPanel looks at ‘Merchant of Venice’ character Theatre for a New Audience founder and artistic director Jeffrey Horowitz. (KATIE ORLINSKY/THE NEW YORK TIMES) By Laura Collins-Hughes NEW YORK — A few years before the first performance of Shakespeare’s “The...
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Jan.01.2011
When the residents of Kiryat Malakhi, a Negev town whose name means “City of Angels,” picked Moshe Katsav as the youngest-ever mayor in Israel’s history in 1970, he was 24. For decades he was the town’s symbol, an immigrant born in Iran who made it to the top of the establishment and was elected...