Saturday, November 17, 2018

Author: Sala Levin

A Cemetery Story

16:23 15 December in Culture, Religion
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[caption id="attachment_5532" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Berlin's Weissensee Cemetery (courtesy of Seventh Art Releasing)"][/caption] A documentary about a cemetery: It may not sound like much of a crowd-pleaser, but the German film In Heaven, Underground, directed by Britta Wauer and tracking the 131-year history of Europe's second-largest Jewish...

Okay, Annie Hall Is Pretty Jewish

17:49 09 December in Culture
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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="294" caption="Jews? Yeah, we didn't think so, either."][/caption] So, listen, we get it: The whole greatest-Jewish-movies thing is overdone. We know that Fiddler on the Roof is Jewish. Yentl? Yep, lots of tzitzit and shtenders in that one, too. Sure, even Clueless has...

Why the Israeli Ad Campaign Matters

17:06 08 December in Politics
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by Erica Shaps Last week, the Israeli Ministry of Immigration Absorption’s now-cancelled ad campaign directed at bring Israeli expatriates in American back home took the American Jewish media by storm. The contents of the ads are, by this point, well known. My personal favorite shows a young...