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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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General Motors’ chickens come home to roost

In 33 years, GM’s market share dropped from 40% to under 20%. Even 40% was a shadow of GM’s prior dominance. GM’s Nazi past is a point to consider. General Motors was an ally of Hitler. General Motors has been profitable in eight of the last 33 years. General Motors was an indispensable cog in the Third Reich’ rearmament. General Motors’ market share has dropped from 40% to under 20% in the last 33 years.
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Stanley Averch

Stanley Averch Stanley Averch passed away Sept. 28, 2014, in Denver. Cantor Joel Lichterman officiated at the Sept. 30 service at BMH-BJ. Interment followed at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. Mr. Averch was born May 15, 1927. He is survived by his wife Phyllis Averch; children Patti (William) Sandler, Douglas (Juli) Averch and Craig (Mirelle) Averch; brothers Verner (Linda) Averch and Steven Averch; grandchildren Amy (Ben) Kovler, Jonathan (Erin) Marsico, Molly Sandler, Rachel (Jos...
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Jerusalem’s Barkat raps White House rebuke on housing approval

Marcy Oster Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat rejected the White House’s criticism of building housing in a Jewish neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem. ... [Link]

Lancet editor says he ‘deeply regrets’ polarizing letter on Gaza

Marcy Oster The editor of The Lancet said in Israel that he “deeply regrets” the divisiveness caused by the open letter published in the British medical journal accusing Israel of a “massacre” in ... [Link]

Mila Kunis gives birth to girl

Marcy Oster The Jewish actress has said she and her fiancee, Ashton Kutcher, will raise their children Jewish. ... [Link]

Fire hits 18th-century Romanian Jewish cemetery

Cnaan Liphshiz One of Romania’s oldest Jewish cemeteries was hit by fire that consumed some 50 acres. ... [Link]

El Al may be violating U.S. law, N.Y. rabbi says

Raffi Wineburg A New York rabbi-attorney claimed that some El Al Airlines’ policies may violate U.S. law in the wake of delays on flights because haredi Orthodox men refused to sit next to women. ... [Link]

White House rebukes Israel over eastern Jerusalem building

Ron Kampeas Israel’s go-ahead for new housing in eastern Jerusalem would “poison the atmosphere” and distance Israel from “even its closest allies,” the White House said. ... [Link]

Palestinians targeting late 2016 for Israel’s West Bank withdrawal

Marcy Oster The Palestinians will ask the United Nations Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. ... [Link]

Giant Ukraine JCC provides shelter from the storm — in style

Cnaan Liphshiz Two years after its opening, Dnepropetrovsk’s 22-story Menorah Center has become central to efforts to help Jewish refugees fleeing from fighting in the east. ... [Link]

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