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  • Sukkot Feature a Sukkot Primer: Twelve Ways to Identify the Holiday in Israel

    How do you know it’s Sukkot in Israel? Let’s count the ways. You know it’s Sukkot because: 1. Israeli tourism officials are hoping that the usual Sukkot tourist trade from abroad will continue despite the recent war with Hezbollah, which inconveniently occurred during vacation booking time. Israelis, meanwhile, are making a point of heading North… More ▸

  • Around the Jewish World in Romania and Bulgaria, Jews Welcome Countries’ E.u. Accession

    The Jews of Bulgaria and Romania have something especially sweet to add to their New Year’s festivities: Approval of their countries’ applications for membership in the European Union. The European Jewish Congress welcomed Tuesday’s news. “We have witnessed positive improvements made by both countries in combating anti-Semitism and providing for improved Holocaust education.” EJC President… More ▸

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    A book published in Argentina explores the history of the country’s Yiddish theater. The 270-page paperback book is called “Oysfarkoyft,” Yiddish for “Sold Out,” and utilizes more than 100 posters — some dating back to 1901 — and texts in English and Spanish to give readers a sense of the history and importance of Yiddish… More ▸

  • New Works Show How Volunteers in Argentina Saved Culture from Rubble

    Twelve years after the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires was bombed, a new book and documentary highlight a different side of the deadly terrorist attack. Both works highlight the efforts of some 800 young people who saved cultural pieces from the building after it was bombed on July 18, 1994, killing 85 people and… More ▸

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    A grant will help preserve items related to the heyday of Yiddish theater in the United States. The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation made the $186,000 gift to help restore items such as programs, photographs and props, The New York Times reported. More ▸

  • Campfire Stories and Lumpy Pottery Make Way for Jewish Specialty Camps

    This summer, campers at the New Jersey “Y” Camps will be shooting three-pointers under the tutelage of one Herb Brown, assistant coach with the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and former coach of the Detroit Pistons. Others at this group of Jewish overnight camps will have the chance to perfect their flutter kick with Lenny Krayzelburg, a… More ▸

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    * An off-Broadway play about a pro-Palestinian activist will open in New York. “My Name Is Rachel Corrie” will begin a monthlong run at the Minetta Lane Theater on Oct. 15. The play was set to open at another New York theater in March but was delayed after concerns from the Jewish community. Corrie was… More ▸

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    A film on Islamic extremism sponsored by a Zionist group sold out its screening in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West” premiered Monday at the IMAX theater in Winnipeg. More ▸