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6 degrees (no Bacon): Jewish celebrity roundup

Keys keeping Israel gig (6NoBacon.com)—This girl is on fire—and she’s a woman with her own mind. Alicia Keys said May 31 that she will perform in Tel Aviv on July 4, despite calls from some...

 

'Gatsby's' Jew

F. Scott Fitzgerald proclaimed his distaste for Jews with his clichéd portrait of gangster Meyer Wolfsheim in his Jazz Age opus “The Great Gatsby.” The crucial but peripheral character is never described in detail, save for an upfront...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Small haredi protest, no Torah allowed at Women of the Wall service JERUSALEM (JTA)—Hundreds of protesting haredi Orthodox youth did not prevent or significantly disturb the Women of the Wall’s...

 
 By Debra Rubin    Features    June 14, 2013

Remembering Stanley Abramovitch, for seven decades 'the embodiment of the Joint'

The year was 1935. Yehoshua Abramowicz, just 14, was leaving Poland to join his father in England. His mother told him, “Try to be a good Jew.” By all accounts, the boy who became Stanley...

 
 By Jana Banin    Features    June 14, 2013

'Princesses' joins the Bravo reality lineup- and fits right in

“Princesses: Long Island,” the new reality show on Bravo, appears to be as bad for the Jews as we had feared. Like some other cultural gems on the network, such as the “Real Housewives...

 

Outcry for Israeli judge to resign who said 'Some girls enjoy being raped'

An Israeli judge sparked an outcry during the hearing of a 19-year-old Israeli woman who was raped by four Palestinians when she was 13. The woman was petitioning the court for the rape to be considered “an act of terror” which would make her...

 

Farm to table with Israeli goat cheese

On our way back to Tel Aviv from Mitzpe Ramon, my brother-in-law Hanan, sister-in-law Rose and my husband, Max, were looking for a goat dairy farm that several people had told us about. There was nothing but stark arid desert scenery for miles, and t...

 

Zionist art gets a new platform

Joshua Stulman grew up reading a little known comic book series about the adventures of Jewish super hero “Shaloman,” created by Al Wiesner. Shaloman takes on bigotry and Holocaust denial,...

 

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