Tuesday, November 20, 2018

New York Times Tag

Jerusalem Syndrome

18:29 17 January in Culture
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by Sala Levin [caption id="" align="alignright" width="330" caption="Jerusalem's Old City (tripadvisor.com)"][/caption] Matt Gross went to Jerusalem, and all he got was this lousy set of tefillin. This, more or less, was the takeaway from Gross's piece in the New York Times this Sunday, in which the paper's former...

Shtetl Life Reexamined

12:43 14 April in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer A picture is worth a thousand words, so goes the old cliché.  But as Alana Newhouse’s recently published New York Times article on Roman Vishniac demonstrates, what that picture is actually saying is often more complicated than it seems. Her piece focuses on Vishniac’s...

The Jews of Modern Poland

16:30 15 March in Latest, Politics
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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. ...

Jailhouse Hora

15:16 25 June in Latest, Misc
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By Michelle Albert These days, to have a truly memorable bar mitzvah, it has to be somewhere special. Like jail. According to the New York Times, New York City's Department of Investigation is pursuing an inquiry into how an inmate held in a jail in Lower Manhattan...