Articles from the March 4, 2016 edition

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Russian-Israeli director takes Ukraine revolution to the Oscars

(JTA)-When Evgeny Afineevsky began filming his Oscar-nominated documentary about Ukraine's revolution, he thought he was in for a fun project full of song and dance, oddly enough. Afineevsky, a... Full story


Temple Israel partners with Share the Care

Share the Care (STC) is a non-profit organization specializing in adult day care and respite for frail, physically and cognitively impaired adults. One of its care giving sites is located at Temple Is... Full story

 By Ami Eden    Features    March 4, 2016

Indie bands and intellectuals at the 'Woodstock of Jewish identity'

BALTIMORE (JTA)-My teenage years were pretty Jewy. Back in high school, I happily attended Jewish day school, spent summers at a Jewish camp, went on a group Israel trip and took part in a few youth... Full story


Meet 5 Israeli companies driving disability tech

By Ben Sales TEL AVIV (JTA)-After a missile strike during the 1973 Yom Kippur War left Omer Zur's father paralyzed from the chest down, his dad vowed to continue life as normal. But there was one... Full story

 By Ben Sales    Features    March 4, 2016

Why Israel is a pilgrimage site for birds-and birdwatchers

HULA VALLEY, Israel (JTA)-Thousands of cranes sit in pairs in a field here, their outlines approaching the horizon. Then, all at once, they take flight, a cloud of black-and-white feathers filling... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Trump disavows ex-KKK head David Duke for 2nd time following refusal (JTA)—Donald Trump disavowed, then refused to disavow, then disavowed again an endorsement by former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke. Trump disavowed Duke on Sunday... Full story


Using Facebook, Dutch thrift store brings closure to painful Holocaust story

AMSTERDAM (JTA)-Two months before they were deported from the Netherlands to Auschwitz, Louis Barzelay and Flora Snatager invited a few guests to their wedding in Amsterdam. Instead of the yellow... Full story

 By Orit Arfa    News    March 4, 2016

A lightning 'Boldt' of German support for Israel

Andreas Boldt can't help but effuse praise and love for Israel almost any chance he gets-even with his kids. In some of his Facebook posts, the 37-year-old has his blonde-haired children (ages 5-13)... Full story

 By Zachary Solomon    News    March 4, 2016

The radical Jew behind Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

(Jewniverse via JTA)—Saul Alinsky was a true-blue political disruptor. Born in Chicago to Russian Jewish emigres in 1909, Alinsky was so fed up with social injustice, inequality and racism that he invented modern community organizing. Initially... Full story


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