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People of the Jungle Book

18:08 07 March in Culture
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Robert Sherman, half of the brotherly duo that wrote songs for Disney movies like "Mary Poppins," "The Jungle Book," "The Sword in the Stone" among many others, died Tuesday at age 86. Sherman's father was a Russian Jew who came to the United States with...

A Jew Named Oscar?

17:10 25 January in Culture
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Oscar nominations were announced yesterday, and Jews and Jewish-themed movies, as you might expect, were among the honorees. Woody Allen (yes, he's Jewish!) racked up four nominations for "Midnight in Paris" (though nothing for Adrien Brody, whose version of Salvador Dali is the only way...

A Case of Arab Democracy

17:40 23 January in Culture
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Our January/February issue features the fourth in our series on Israel's Arab citizens: this one focuses on the pursuit of Arab-Israelis for equal rights in the political arena, a quest that challenges the Jewish character of the state. Read about Knesset member Ahmad Tibi, Israel's...

Jerusalem Syndrome

18:29 17 January in Culture
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by Sala Levin [caption id="" align="alignright" width="330" caption="Jerusalem's Old City (tripadvisor.com)"][/caption] Matt Gross went to Jerusalem, and all he got was this lousy set of tefillin. This, more or less, was the takeaway from Gross's piece in the New York Times this Sunday, in which the paper's former...