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In Sundance drama, Silverman puts her darkness on display

PARK CITY, Utah (JTA)-The Sarah Silverman that the world knows and loves is a loudmouthed, foulmouthed, ribald comedian who tramples on the boundaries of social decency with sharp purpose and... Full story


Fleeing Europe's darkness, filmmakers took refuge in California sun

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-Henry Koster had a long and successful career in Hollywood, directing a string of hits from the 1930s through the 1960s, including "Harvey," the comedy classic that paired Jimmy... Full story


Yiddish tango links time, space and musical styles

LOS ANGELES (JTA) – The music that packs the Skirball Cultural Center's stately courtyard – Yiddish tango – is a musical hybrid twice over. On the tango side, it is a blend of African-born... Full story

 By Anthony Weiss    News    August 29, 2014

In wake of rabbi's murder, Miami Jews fretting over security

(JTA)-The streets of North Miami Beach look different since the murder of Rabbi Joseph Raksin. At Northeast 175th Street and 8th Court, in the heavily Orthodox neighborhood where he was killed, a... Full story

 By Anthony Weiss    News    August 22, 2014

Backed by Bloomberg, Genesis launches 'big ideas' competition

(JTA)-It is now open season for those who would like a chunk of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's change and think they have a big idea up their sleeves. On Tuesday, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced... Full story

 By Anthony Weiss    News    August 22, 2014

Riverway reaches young Jews outside the synagogues in Boston

BOSTON (JTA) – One recent Tuesday evening, a group of about two dozen Jews in their 20s and 30s huddled around wooden tables poring over the text for the week’s Torah portion. A rabbi prodded them with questions about the petition that... Full story

 By Anthony Weiss    Features    July 4, 2014

At L.A. cultural center, Middle East translates to coexistence, not conflict

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-It's Friday night, and patrons are sitting and chatting over plates of tajine and hummus waiting for the evening's main event, a stand-up comedy show. It could be any nightspot in... Full story

 By Anthony Weiss    Features    June 6, 2014

Children of Holocaust survivors say 'Never Again' with a gun

LOS ANGELES (JTA)-It's a sunny morning in Southern California and Lea Rosenfeld, a soft-spoken, bespectacled woman who looks like a Jewish grandmother, squares her feet, faces her target and squeezes... Full story

 By Anthony Weiss    Features    May 23, 2014

Scholars seek Hebrew Bible's original text-but did one ever exist?

LOS ANGELES (JTA)—According to Jewish tradition, the Torah is so sacred that even a single error made on a single letter renders the entire scroll unfit for use. And yet the Hebrew Bible, including the Torah (its first five books), is riddled with... Full story


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