Sunday, September 23, 2018

Culture

Kosher Hip-Hop

16:06 09 September in Culture, Religion
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By Adina Rosenthal There’s a new, up-and-coming Hasidic hip-hop artist on the block. Nosson Zand is a Boston-born musician who takes pride in the positive and hopeful lyrics that are inspired by his Hasidic beliefs. “I’m throwing a life preserver out into the cold, dark waters...

The Jew With Two "Beards"

17:03 06 September in Culture, Politics
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By Steven Philp To their neighbors they look like every other Orthodox Jewish couple, a man and woman married for five years with two children in tow. Even the fact that their marriage is a product of convenience rather than love is not unusual, yet the...

Adding a Little Color to Summer Camp

16:06 24 August in Culture
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by Steven Philp For centuries Jews have been the target of damaging stereotypes; yet in our effort to battle unfavorable myths, sometimes we overlook our own assumptions concerning the Jewish community. Perhaps this oversight is what makes Camp Be’chol Lashon so extraordinary. Located in the forested...

Israel Takes on Wikimania

10:09 12 August in Culture, topics
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by Charles Kopel “Education is a human right,” declared Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Sue Gardner to an applauding crowd of six hundred last week in the Haifa Auditorium. The audience was gathered for Wikimania 2011, an annual event to celebrate the Foundation's mission and accomplishments, and to...