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Laughter Through Tears

22:26 30 December in Culture, Latest, topics
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By Jeremy Gillick Sholom Aleichem, the revered 19th century writer whose earnest, incredulous and good-natured humor came to define a century of Jewish jokes, is back. Not resurrected--Aleichem was never much of a believer, though he undoubtedly would have welcomed the Messiah into the world like...

Holocaust Not A Part of Young Diaspora Jews' Identity, Survey Finds

17:11 15 December in Arts & Culture, Latest, Religion
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By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler [caption id="attachment_1740" align="alignright" width="194" caption="96% linked family with their Jewish identity"][/caption] JTA reported today that a 12 year survey, conducted among 60,000 Jews aged 15-17 in 20 countries outside Israel, indicates that few young diaspora Jews consider the Holocaust or anti-Semitism a part of...

Israel Expels Richard Falk

16:15 15 December in Latest, Politics
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By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler [caption id="attachment_1730" align="alignleft" width="226" caption="Richard Falk"][/caption] Israel refused to allow senior UN rights official and Special Rapporteur in the Palestinian territories Richard Falk into the country earlier today, sending him back to the US after he landed at the Tel-Aviv airport. Falk planned the trip...