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  • A Jewish festival where there are no Jews

    From “Studio 360:” For 18 years, the historic Jewish quarter of Krakow, Poland has been home to a Jewish cultural festival – nine days of dancing, lectures, and concerts. 25,000 people attend, most of them Poles with no Jewish family. Stephanie Rowden wondered what Jewish culture can mean in a place where it has been… More ▸

  • The Bobovers’ pub

    Regular drinkers in London’s East End have their knickers all in a bunch over the possible sale of a historic local watering hole, the 250-year-old Swan, to a group of Bobover Chasidim who plan to turn it into a shul, the U.K. Evening Standard reports. The pub’s landlady said the prospect of the pub’s closure… More ▸

  • Entering the Covenant: Aguilera baby gets bris

    Enough with the bad news from Amy Winehouse and the Spears sisters. Finally a Mazal Tov in celebrity world: E! News has learned exclusively that new parents Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman held a bris, the Hebrew baby naming and circumcision ritual ceremony, at their Beverly Hills home Sunday. More than a dozen family and… More ▸