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‘Unstill Life’ at JCC’s JAAMM

‘Unstill Life’ at JCC’s JAAMM

IN the halls of her youth, little Gabrielle Selz watched famous artists come and go, linger and party at the Central Park West home of her parents Peter Selz and his wife Thalia Cheronis Selz. Peter Selz was curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) from 1958-1965, presiding like a king over the greatest abstract express... Read more...
Fake forgiveness

Fake forgiveness

I HAVE no doubt that everyone of us has been offered an apology that was completely insincere, with the expectation — to rub salt in the wound — t...

Islamic State (ISIL) is ‘non-Islamic’?

PRESIDENT Obama declared in his recent address to the nation that “ISIL is not Islamic.” How does he know? On what basis did the president of the...
Museum for Human Rights stirs controversy with larger focus on Holocaust

Museum for Human Rights stirs controversy with larger focus on Holocaust

TORONTO — On the fourth floor of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visitors will find a gallery called “Examining the Holocaust,” which ...

The myth of Palestinian centrality is finally exploded

A subtle, unnoticed, yet crucial change has taken place since 2011, with the inception and collapse of the “Arab Spring.” Start, actually, with 2...
Rabbi Joel Newman spiritual leader of B’nai Vail

Rabbi Joel Newman spiritual leader of B’nai Vail

ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 8 Rabbi Joel D. Newman, the former rabbi at Rodef Shalom for six years in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, has ...
 

Henry Waxman’s retirement ends era in L.A. Jewish politics

Henry Waxman’s retirement ends era in L.A. Jewish politics LOS ANGELES — When Rep. Henry Waxman, who will turn 75 in September, retires at the end of this year after 46 years in elected office, it will mark more than just the end of a storied career as one of the most prolific lawmakers in Congress. It will also draw the curtain on a generation of Jewish politicians in Los Angeles. In 2012, Waxman’s longtime friend and ally Rep. Howard Berman lost his reelection battle to fellow Rep. Brad Sherman after redistricting left them competing for the sam...
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Shofar makes house calls

Shofar makes house calls ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 13 LOS ANGELES — In preparation for the High Holidays last year, my community sent its shofar blower on the road. During the month of Elul, in the run-up to Rosh Hashanah, we are supposed to hear the shofar blown every day except Shabbat. Traditionally this is done in shul. But our small, lay-led congregation does not meet on weekdays. So my wife, Brenda, who blows the shofar for the Movable Minyan, as our congregation is called, offered to visit member...
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Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign

Jewish gridders gearing up for NFL campaign BALTIMORE — Blocking brothers, a college star seeking success in the pros, a fullback who hasn’t had a carry in four seasons and a couple of ace special teamers are among the Jewish players on NFL rosters as the league kicks off this week. A punter may join the group after sitting out the preseason because of a personal issue. Also, Marc Trestman is back for his second season as coach of the Chicago Bears after moving to the NFL following a stellar career on the sidelines in the Canadian F...
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Colorado Springs Jewry’s roots go back to 1861

Colorado Springs Jewry’s roots go back to 1861 ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 4 “A PEOPLE without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots,” said the civil rights activist, Marcus Garvey. This quote will ring true for historians, anthropologists, politicians, students of history — and Perry B. Bach, researcher and author of the publication Glimpses at Our History: Temple Shalom’s 40-year Anniversary & Colorado Springs Jewish Community 110 Years. Bach is a long-time resident of ...
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TR, FDR and Eleanor

Documentary king Ken Burns has done it again. “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,”which just aired on PBS, strips away myths and exposes the facts surrounding this American dynasty. Actress Meryl Streep, who provides the voice of Eleanor Roosevelt, is astonishing, as is Paul Giamatti as Theodore. Impeccably delivered, “The Roosevelts” is a comprehensive look at a family in constant struggle with its inner demons and a chaotic world. It matters little whether you agree with  their pol...
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George Booth

George Booth George Booth passed away Sept. 8, 2014, in Denver. He was 85. Rabbi Nadya Gross officiated at the Sept. 9 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “George lived at Kavod Senior Life, where he enjoyed concerts and entertaining residents with his wry sense of humor and sailing stories,” the family said. “He will be missed by his friends at Kavod, his many friends in South Carolina and of course his family.” George was born in Chicago, Ill....
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The Jewish stars of ‘Star Trek’ shill for VW

Julie Wiener Could the twin appearance of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner soften the hearts of Jews who refuse to buy German cars? ... [Link]

At U.N., Abbas attacks Israel, but Netanyahu’s mind elsewhere

Uriel Heilman Between Benjamin Netanyahu’s show and tell and Mahmoud Abbas’ genocide tirade, there was some drama at the U.N. General Assembly — but few real surprises. ... [Link]

Belgian far-right party to push for ritual slaughter ban

Cnaan Liphshiz Belgium’s far-right Vlaams Belang party said it will submit a bill proposing a blanket ban on ritual slaughter. ... [Link]

Yaalon: IDF took out 80 percent of Gaza rockets during offensive

Marcy Oster Israel destroyed some 80 percent of Palestinian rockets and mortars in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said. ... [Link]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 2014 U.N. General Assembly address

Uriel Heilman Read Benjamin Netanyahu’s Sept. 29, 2014 speech. ... [Link]

Petition calls on El Al to protect female passengers from haredi harassment

Marcy Oster Hundreds have signed an online petition calling on El Al Airlines to protect female passengers from being harassed by haredi Orthodox men. ... [Link]

Watch what happens when these non-Jews try Jewish food

Raffi Wineburg Let’s just say chopped liver, gefilte fish and noodle kugel are probably not going to enjoy bagel-like popularity anytime soon. ... [Link]

India, Israel may team in cyber-defense project

Julie Wiener Israel has invited India to participate in a joint effort on cyber defense. ... [Link]

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