Friday, November 16, 2018

Author: Sala Levin

Dylan Goes Old Testament

17:57 09 February in Politics
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Seventy-six artists--the likes of Carly Simon, Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket and (shudder) Dave Matthews Band--have taken on the task of covering the music of Bob Dylan to benefit Amnesty International. Dylan's songs are perhaps better suited to the art of the cover than nearly...

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...

Roma Leaders to Watch

16:14 11 January in Culture
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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Margareta Matache (from RomaniCriss.org)"][/caption] The July/August 2011 issue of  Moment featured a story called “Invisible Roma” and two other pieces (“Roma in the Holcaust” and “Roma Life Today”) on the Roma people, better known as gypsies. We are proud of these stories,...

Beit Shemesh Rhapsody

16:20 09 January in Culture, topics
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Does Freddie Mercury have the power to heal religious and sociopolitical tensions? A group of 250 women and girls in Beit Shemesh tested the premise Friday afternoon by forming a flash mob and dancing to Queen's song "Don't Stop Me Now" as part of the...