Thursday, November 15, 2018

Author: Moment

Zamosc Synagogue, Poland

A Question Revisited: Are The Old Synagogues of Eastern Europe Worth Saving?

16:29 18 September in Latest
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by Phyllis Myers [caption id="attachment_18686" align="alignleft" width="300"] The 17th-century Renaissance synagogue in Zamosc was recently restored by the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland, assisted by the World Monuments Fund and other Polish and international partners. (Courtesy of World Monuments Fund)[/caption] I traveled to...

Lipman looking into the grandstand

Remembering Lipman Pike

17:07 15 September in Latest
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by Richard Michelson The Answer is Lipman Pike. The category is Jewish baseball stars. Which of these is the correct Jeopardy! question? Which player hit 6 home runs in a single game? Which player has the 2nd highest batter-to league home run percentage? A record that lasted 48 years...

Book Review: David, The Divided Heart

11:02 10 September in Latest
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by Linda Tucker David: The Divided Heart David Wolpe Yale University Press September 16, 2014, 184 pp, $25.00 A man of contradictions is the Biblical David–on the one hand revered as a warrior, poet, musician, king, and forefather of the Messiah, and on the other, scorned as an adulterer, liar,...

How Has Jewish Thought Influenced Science?

19:25 31 July in 2014 January-February, Arts & Culture, Jewish World, Symposium
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How has Jewish thinking influenced science? Moment poses the question to scientists and scholars Yehuda Bauer, Jonathan Ben-Dov, Edward Bormashenko, Jeremy Brown, Allison Coudert, Noah Efron, Shmuel Feiner, Gad Freudenthal, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Susan Greenfield, Menachem Kellner, Daniel Matt, Judea Pearl, Jonathan Sacks, Gerald Schroeder,...

Feisty Old Jew Painting

A Feisty Old Jew Goes Fringe

11:57 21 July in Latest, Uncategorized
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by Deborah Altman Longtime playwright/performer and San Francisco native Charlie Varon jumps onto the stage. One second he's Varon, the next he's Bernie--an instantaneous transformation from charming 55-year-old storyteller to cranky 83-year-old nursing home escapee. Varon narrates: “Where the hell was that cab? ‘Okay,’ Bernie thought, ‘there’s...

A Visit to Tantura

15:38 24 June in Latest
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by Stephen Stern Harsh legacies and uncertain memories of 1948 entangle two families at the heart of The Admission, a new work by Israeli playwright Motti Lerner. The play had been years in development by its Israeli creative team and Washington DC's Theater J--where it had...

Tent of Nations before and after.

The Fate of Fruit Trees

10:53 12 June in In the News, Latest, Politics
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by Ilana Sumka   [caption id="attachment_17522" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Tent of Nations before and after. Photo courtesy of Ilana Sumka.[/caption] Looking over the rolling hills of the West Bank, the Palestinian man speaking to our Jewish group said: “In our culture, we have a tradition of planting fruit trees,...