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Monday, October 23, 2017

Arts & Culture

Red Sox Not Moving Opening Day Because of Passover

11:04 17 February in Arts & Culture, Latest
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By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler [caption id="attachment_1888" align="alignright" width="126" caption="Tha Sawks' season will start on time"][/caption] There's an email rumor spreading around the Jewish community that the Boston Red Sox, at the initiative of young Jewish General Manager Theo Epstein, had moved opening day to acccomodate Passover. Snopes has...

Israeli Model Bar Rafali Gets SI Swimsuit Cover

10:51 12 February in Arts & Culture, Latest
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By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler [caption id="attachment_1871" align="aligncenter" width="215" caption="Rafaeli on the cover"][/caption] Israeli election? Hamas? Forget about it for a second. Here's some sexier news. Israeli supermodel Bar Rafaeli is on the cover of the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. Rafaeli was the first Israeli to appear in...

Holocaust Not A Part of Young Diaspora Jews' Identity, Survey Finds

17:11 15 December in Arts & Culture, Latest, Religion
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By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler [caption id="attachment_1740" align="alignright" width="194" caption="96% linked family with their Jewish identity"][/caption] JTA reported today that a 12 year survey, conducted among 60,000 Jews aged 15-17 in 20 countries outside Israel, indicates that few young diaspora Jews consider the Holocaust or anti-Semitism a part of...

Israel Phil and Zippity Dudamel

11:17 20 November in Arts & Culture, Latest
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By Mandy Katz [caption id="attachment_1577" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="Gustavo Dudamel"][/caption] The Israel Philharmonic must be the most relaxed symphony orchestra in the world. Really, some of these musicians literally lean back in their chairs while they play. Others sway, and I caught a trombone player whispering with the...

Israel's Donald Trump? Reality Show to Feature "The Arcadi"

18:35 18 November in Arts & Culture, Latest, Politics
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[caption id="attachment_1542" align="alignright" width="252" caption="Mayoral also-ran Gaydamak"][/caption] By Mandy Katz Jerusalem voters may have told Arcadi Gaydamak, "You're fired" last week, as Nir Barkat edged him for the Jerusalem mayoralty. But don't imagine the oligarch just sitting at home counting his shekels, or making prank phone calls to...