Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Author: Symi Rom-Rymer

Textbook Tussle

09:32 07 October in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer "No other country in the world, in its official curriculum, would treat the fact of its founding as a catastrophe," categorically stated Education Minister Gideon Saar in response to a recent controversy over an unapproved Israeli textbook. The textbook in question is a history...

Boxing Gym

13:06 30 September in Arts & Culture, Culture, Latest, Misc
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By Symi Rom-Rymer Lord’s Gym, Austin, Texas: Thwack. Sssssss. Clang, clang, clang. Slapslapslapslap. In a small, white shingled building hidden behind a Goodwill store, posters of famous fights and fighters frozen in position overlap on the walls. Worn boxing rings and masking tape-encased punching bags reign supreme. In this atmosphere of muscles...

A Film Unfinished

12:22 03 September in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer In an East German archive, three reels of silent film lay untouched and forgotten amid the chaos of World War II and its Communist aftermath.  40 years later, on an American airbase, a British film historian came across these reels simply titled, "Das...

Judaism's Price

10:55 23 July in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer I’ve never really thought about how expensive it is to be Jewish.  I’m not talking about the cost of being culturally Jewish, but rather about the financial burden one must assume to be at least a semi-observant, synagogue-belonging Jew.   One reason is because...

A Polish Education

10:41 15 July in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.957331&w=425&h=350&fv=embedReferer%3D%26embedPageUrl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.bbc.co.uk%252Fnews%252F10271705%26widgetRevision%3D20677_21220%26legacyPlayerRevision%3D20573_21118%26config_settings_language%3Ddefault%26config_settings_skin%3Dsilver%26companionSize%3D300x60%26companionType%3Dadi%26preroll%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fad.doubleclick.net%252Fpfadx%252Fbbccom.live.site.news%252Fnews_europe_content%253Bslot%253Dcompanion%253Bsz%253D512x288%253Bsectn%253Dnews%253Bctype%253Dcontent%253Bnews%253Deurope%253Badsense_middle%253Dadsense_middle%253Badsense_mpu%253Dadsense_mpu%253Breferrer%253Dnonbbc%253Breferrer_domain%253D%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10055%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10083%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10126%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10139%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10153%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10170%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10189%253Brsi%253DJ08781_10191%253Bheadline%253Dcaringforpoland%252527sjewishgraves%253Btile%253D3%26config%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fnews.bbc.co.uk%252Fplayer%252Femp%252Fconfig%252Fdefault.xml%253F2_26_20959_21121_1_20100621093512%26domId%3Demp-10271705-5481%26playlist%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fplaylists.bbc.co.uk%252Fnews%252F10271705%252B%252Fplaylist.sxml%26size%3DFull%26holdingImage%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fnews.bbcimg.co.uk%252Fmedia%252Fimages%252F48026000%252Fjpg%252F_48026789_jex_716990_de34-1.jpg%26config_settings_autoPlay%3Dtrue%26config_settings_showPopoutButton%3Dfalse%26config_plugin_fmtjLiveStats_pageType%3Deav1%26config_plugin_fmtjLiveStats_edition%3DUS%26fmtjDocURI%3D%252Fnews%252F10271705%26companionId%3Dbbccom_companion_10271705%26config_settings_showShareButton%3Dtrue%26config_settings_showUpdatedInFooter%3Dtrue] BBC News - Poland asks prisoners to care for Je...

The Jews of Dothan

10:49 02 July in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer Can you put a price on living in a Jewish community? Larry Blumberg of Dothan, Alabama hopes you can.  Blumberg, a local businessman, is offering $50,000 to any Jewish family willing to settle in Dothan and grow the local community.  Like the Jewish...