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Son of Saul — What's an 'extra minute in hell?'

Son of Saul — What's an 'extra minute in hell?'

AJ: WHEN A film wins the Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix, the Golden Globes and Academy Award for best foreign film, expectations are high. When that film is described as “unlike any Holocaust movie you’ve ever seen,” one expects an emotional payoff. But as the final credits for “Son of Saul” roll, the viewer is left numb.

SRG: This Hungarian film is not about survival. It’s a film about the six million who perished. It’s not about the rescuers, the helpers, the glint of humanity amid the evil.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 May 2016 12:56 )

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Noah's ark heading to Olympics

Noah's ark heading to OlympicsRIO DE JANEIRO — A Dutch Christian organization is planning to sail a “replica” of Noah’s Ark to reach Brazil during the Summer Olympics and the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Longer than an official soccer field, the vessel was built following the biblical measurements given in Genesis 6:15, the director of the Ark of Noah Foundation, Herald A.M.A. Janssen, told ABC News.
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Denver's rabbi and state senator Fosters offer joint insights

PASSOVER EDITION 5776SECTION C PAGE 9 RABBI STEVE and Joyce Foster understand how to navigate the perilous waters of religion, politics and the public limelight while remaining true to their values, and one another. Their joint autobiography, an experiential narrative of their respective roles as Temple Emanuel’s longtime rabbi and as Denver city councilwoman and Colorado state senator, is a collaborative feast of things known and unknown. While the reader may be aware of some of the incide...
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Bob Dylan exhibit opens in Tel Aviv

Bob Dylan exhibit opens in Tel Aviv PASSOVER EDITION 5776SECTION A PAGE 16 TEL AVIV — Like many before him, Asaf Galay will never forget the first time he heard Bob Dylan. It was right around the time of his Bar Mitzvah. Galay, who grew up in this city in a family of classical musicians, was a nice Jewish boy who was learning the violin. Once he heard Dylan’s music, everything for him changed. “I told my family I wanted only to play the guitar,” Galay says, laughing. “It was a big disappointment to them.” As it h...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 April 2016 11:41 )

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Jewish players in MLB starting line-ups

Jewish players in MLB starting line-upsBALTIMORE — Will Joc Pederson rebound from his second-half struggle last season? Can Kevin Pillar build on his strong 2015 campaign? Will injuries derail one-time MVP Ryan Braun? These are some of the questions to be answered as these Jewish players and others get set for the Major League Baseball season that opened this week. Pederson (Los Angeles Dodgers), Pillar (Toronto Blue Jays) and Braun (Milwaukee Brewers) — all outfielders — are among the position players who will start for thei...
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Israeli flag burned at Kiev Holocaust memorial on Yom Hashoah

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A group of young people burned an Israeli flag outside a Ukraine Holocaust memorial in Kiev on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Thursday. The flag burning near the Babi Yar ravine,... [Link]

Israeli police to investigate guards who killed Palestinian siblings in alleged stabbing attempt

Julie Wiener (JTA) — The Israel Police plan to investigate whether civilian security guards acted unlawfully when they shot dead a Palestinian brother and sister who allegedly were attempting to carry out a stab... [Link]

Donald Trump disavows David Duke’s praise

Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump “totally” disavowed an anti-Jewish tirade on his behalf by white supremacist David Duke and said there was no place for anti-Semitism in society. The New York... [Link]

Jewish teenagers want to engage. Just ask them.

Andrew Silow-Carroll NEW YORK (JTA) — Welcoming teens into Jewish life is both one of the most important and seemingly challenging endeavors of the Jewish community. The rapid decline in teen engagement in Jewish li... [Link]

Spanish village that changed name from Kill Jews’ Town hit with anti-Semitic graffiti

Marcy Oster (JTA) — A Spanish village that changed its name from Kill Jews’ Town, breaking its ties to the Spanish Inquisition, has been subject to repeated anti-Semitic graffiti. The town’s may... [Link]

Kids show love for their Holocaust-survivor great-grandparents

Andrew Tobin In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, JTA’s sister site Kveller asked readers to submit photographs of their children with great-grandparents who survived the Holocaust. Here are the adorable r... [Link]

Bank settles $40M lawsuit over compulsory Hitler parody video

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — BNP Paribas bank has settled a $40 million lawsuit with a Jewish former employee who claims he was penalized for complaining about a mandatory viewing of a training film that featur... [Link]

In new film, Yitzhak Rabin narrates his autobiography

Andrew Tobin “Rabin in his Own Words,” which opens in Friday in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, is more than a tribute to the two-time Israeli prime minister tragically gunned down in 1995. The apt... [Link]

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