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 By Gloria Yousha    Features    May 17, 2013

Scene Around

“Brasil, where hearts were entertaining June…” Trust me… Brasil is spelled correctly. It is not spelled “Brazil.” I have been to Brasil four times… to record my CDs, to perform shows,...

 

6 degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

Park named for Beastie Boys’ Yauch NEW YORK (JTA)—New York City honored the late rapper Adam Yauch, MCA of the Beastie Boys, by bestowing his name on a Brooklyn playground. The park, formerly...

 
 By Gil Shefler    News    May 17, 2013

Jewish Scouting leaders vocal on gay inclusion

NEW YORK (JTA)—Jewish Scouting leaders are taking a vocal role in efforts to pass a historic resolution that would partially lift a ban on gays in the Boy Scouts of America. In a meeting of the...

 

Program brings together Palestinian executives, top Israeli business minds

This semester, Tel Aviv University inaugurated a pioneering business development program aimed at Palestinian executives, designed jointly by LAHAV Executive Education, and Kellogg-Recanati Executive MBA program at TAU’s Recanati Business School...

 
 By Ben Harris    Features    May 17, 2013

Philanthropist Taube wants Polish Jewry remembered for life, not death

By Ben Harris NEW YORK (JTA)—When the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews opened its doors to the public recently after years of delays and tens of millions of dollars in spending, it was in...

 
 By David Holzel    Features    May 17, 2013

Hank Greenberg in extra innings

“I think Hank Greenberg was the great American hero,” Washington filmmaker Aviva Kempner says. “What he did on Yom Kippur. What he faced. He was our Jackie Robinson.” Thirteen years after the debut of “The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg,...

 
 By Steve Lipman    Features    May 17, 2013

A taste of Poland's Jewish past

By Steve Lipman New York Jewish Week WARSAW, Poland—At a corner table in the Pod Samsonem restaurant, under framed etchings of the Bible’s Samson and of old Warsaw streetscapes, a middle-aged woman cuts up her “Jewish style” trout one recent...

 

Creating a meaningful life

Newspaper and magazine articles note how, although most Americans own far more material goods than their ancestors, they’re less content than former generations. The idea that our possessions do not bring happiness is commonly found in religious...

 
 By Michael C Butz    News    May 17, 2013

Month after Aliza Sherman murder, Cleveland Jews clamoring for answers

CLEVELAND (JTA)—The voice of the 911 caller is frantic, pleading for help. In the background, the victim is heard moaning, her words unclear. “There’s blood everywhere,” the caller says. “I...

 
 By Carlo Wolff    News    May 17, 2013

Cleveland kidnappings victims to be represented by Jewish man's PR firm

(Cleveland Jewish News) Hennes Paynter Communications, a firm co-owned by a Jewish resident of Cleveland, has been tapped to handle public relations for the victims of the Cleveland kidnappings that have become a global news sensation. Amanda Berry,...

 
 By Alina Dain Sharon    News    May 17, 2013

In violent region where Boston bombers have roots, Jews are sparse but maintain relative calm

Since the Boston Marathon explosions in April, the largely Muslim Russian territory of the North Caucasus has come back to the forefront via Chechnya, where the family of the Boston bombers’ father...

 

Orthodox women share tricks of the entrepreneurial trade at inaugural conference

Chaya Appel-Fishman hatched the idea for a network of Jewish businesswomen at age 16, when she rented a college campus and created a conglomerate of creative arts programs with 120 participants and a...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    Features    May 17, 2013

Converting a happy pig into a kosher cow: A Memphis fundraising story

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (JTA)—The thick scent of a peppery rub wafted through the Margolin Hebrew Academy and Corky the Pig embroidered his chef’s hat with a K and became a cow. Just before Purim, the fame...

 
 By Michael Curtis    News    May 17, 2013

Brussels: European capital or Islamic center?

Brussels as the headquarters of the European Union is the nominal “capital of Europe.”  One would expect the city to be the center of enlightenment—the exemplification of political and social tolerance and freedom of speech, assembly and...

 
 By Eric Berger    Features    May 17, 2013

Curb your expectations: Essman is no Susie Greene

PHILADELPHIA—When comedian Susie Essman meets fans and is nice and gracious to them, they are often visibly disappointed. What they really want, she says, is Susie Greene, Larry David’s nemesis on...

 
 By Robert Weiner    Features    May 17, 2013

In the (movies') beginning, there were Jews

By Robert Wiener New Jersey Jewish News As the author of the new book, “The American Jewish Story Through Cinema,” Eric Goldman believes you can chart the history of Jews in the United States by...

 
 By Ben Gittleson    Features    May 17, 2013

To stay afloat, shuls merging across denominational divide

(JTA)—The Jews of Corpus Christi knew a decade ago they had to act fast to save their two synagogues. With at most 1,000 Jews left in the Texas town and only 60 families making up its membership, the 60-year-old Conservative synagogue was in shaky...

 
 By Stewart Ain    Features    May 17, 2013

Dying Long Island synagogue finds a, well, savior

If it’s a sign of the times, boy, is it a doozy. The sign at the entrance to Temple Beth Shalom of Smithtown, N.Y., at first glance, seems standard-issue; it stands about six feet high, with white letters (announcing the times of services) on a...

 

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