Sunday, February 17, 2019


Monday politics roundup

15:43 22 March in Latest, Politics

By Sarah Breger Tensions Boil over at the AIPAC conference "New construction in East Jerusalem or the West Bank undermines mutual trust and endangers the proximity talks that are the first step toward the full negotiations that both sides want and need," said Hillary Clinton at the...

This Week's Links

10:51 19 March in Arts & Culture, Latest, Misc

By Michelle Albert The newly expanded Jewish Museum in London opened Wednesday. It boasts a 13th century mikvah, an 18th century silver and coral Torah case from Iraq and the boxing shorts worn by Jewish boxer Harry Mizler, Britain's 1934 lightweight boxing champ. Minnesota senator and former...

The Jews of Modern Poland

16:30 15 March in Latest, Politics

By Symi Rom-Rymer The New York Times recently published a piece recently about a former Polish neo-Nazi who discovered his Jewish roots as an adult and is now ultra-Orthodox.  As he acknowledges in the article, “he was drawn to extremes.” Pawel’s (now Pinchas’) story is certainly engrossing. ...

This Week's Links

11:30 12 March in Arts & Culture, Latest, Misc

[youtube=] By Michelle Albert Snuggle up with popcorn and a blanket and watch Heeb's countdown of the 100 greatest Jewish movie moments. To top off your Jewish movie experience, check out Moment's feature on great Jewish films. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhu is scrambling for a way to...

Oscar and the Jews

13:44 11 March in Latest, Politics

By Symi Rom-Rymer This year’s Oscars brought us some surprises (Sandra Bullock), some truly painful dance sequences (I’m looking at you Adam Shankman), and some deserving winners (The Hurt Locker). It also proved, once again, that Hollywood wouldn’t be funny without the Jews.   From a running gag...

Your Wednesday Culture Fix

18:06 10 March in Latest, Politics

By Sarah Breger MILLIONS OF CATHOLICS ARE OF JEWISH ANCESTRY Steve Jones of the UK Telegraph examines the complex issues of religious identity and DNA, finding that "Y chromosomes reveal much leakage across the religious divide. A fifth of all the male lineages of modern Spain are...