Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Judaism Tag

Singing a New Song

11:47 01 September in Arts & Culture
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By Steven Philp It goes without saying that these are trying times. Yet it is in the face of crisis that humankind produces its best music, art, and literature; while grappling with adversity, men and women exercise their creative abilities to express anger, sadness, and—above all—hope...

Why Should Zion Mourn?

10:41 09 August in History, Religion
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By Adina Rosenthal “The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn assembly; all her gates are desolate… and she herself is in bitterness.” These words are found in the opening lines of Eichah, The Book of Lamentations, read each year on Tisha...

Shakespeare's "Merchant of NYC"

11:12 14 July in Arts & Culture
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By Sarah Breger; Interview by Sophie Taylor To stage The Merchant of Venice is courageous; to stage The Merchant of Venice so soon after the celebrated Al Pacino-led performance on Broadway even more so. The Washington Shakespeare Theatre’s production—a re-imagining of the play in 1920s New...

Shakespeare’s “Merchant of NYC”

11:12 14 July in Arts & Culture
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By Sarah Breger; Interview by Sophie Taylor To stage The Merchant of Venice is courageous; to stage The Merchant of Venice so soon after the celebrated Al Pacino-led performance on Broadway even more so. The Washington Shakespeare Theatre’s production—a re-imagining of the play in 1920s New...

Revolutionary American Jews

14:25 04 July in History
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By Adina Rosenthal “You’re Jewish, so do you celebrate Independence Day?” When you live in a small town with a small Jewish population, such a question is commonplace. Though the reply may be polite (with an inconspicuous jaw-drop, of course), I really want to scream, “Jews...

Rabbis Let Loose

11:07 30 June in Culture
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by Gabi P. Remz They packed into the auditorium, excited for a good show. There were promises of top-notch dancing performances by celebrities they had seen on TV. This would be a good show, all right, and would be well worth the $60 ticket, especially considering...

Hate Speech in the Netherlands

15:45 28 June in Politics
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by Symi Rom-Rymer Last week, popular far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders was acquitted of all charges of inciting hatred against Muslims.  The allegations made against him were based on his provocative statements that likened the Koran to Mein Kampf and called Islam a fascist religion.  The...