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Jerry Seinfeld tours Israel for the first time

Jerry Seinfeld tours Israel for the first time

IN AN episode from Jerry Seinfeld’s latest creation, a web series called “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Mel Brooks is eating pastrami in Carl Reiner’s living room and retelling old jokes: “Guy gets hit by a car, little Jewish man, his friend says: ‘Get a pillow! Do something! Put it under his head! All right. Are you comfortable?’ And the guy says: ‘I make a living . . . ’”

Laugh out loud — because that is what you do whenever Seinfeld opens his 61-year-old witty mouth.

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Gift Guide: Alice Borodkin publishes memoir

Gift Guide: Alice Borodkin publishes memoir CHANUKAH EDITION 5776SECTION D PAGE 5 WHEN I was nine, I took dance classes four times a week and danced in the St. Louis Civic Ballet. It was exciting but exhausting. Then there were piano lessons with Mrs. Evans on Delmar, a claustrophobic space that gave me migraines. I also dived on the swimming team. My graceful form and pointed toes drew oohs and ahs until I began repeatedly — intentionally? — scraping my body on the board on my way down. And I wrote, late into the evenings. Writi...

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Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2015

Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2015CHANUKAH SECTION 5776 Creativity, color, content! This year’s crop of entries was particularly interesting, with young artists using crayons, markers, water colors, tempera paints, fabrics, metallic materials, beads and many more inventive media — even an old phonebook — to create their expression of Chanukah. Entries came from many cities in Colorado: Denver, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Englewood, Erie, Evergreen, Fort Collins, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch,...

Last Updated ( Friday, 04 December 2015 08:49 )

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Aly Raisman has tough road to Rio

Aly Raisman has tough road to RioGLASGOW — Once the music started playing — not the “Hava Nagila” tune that made her the Jewish poster child of the London Games, but something equally folksy — Aly Raisman tumbled right out of bounds. On her first bit of gymnastics at her comeback World Championships here last month, she had quickly incurred a major setback. This was certainly not how the 21-year-old defending Olympic champion on floor exercise saw the start of her first World Championships in over four years....
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Mark Twain had Jewish son-in-law, Russian born

Mark Twain had Jewish son-in-law, Russian bornNEW YORK — When you think of Mark Twain, chances are white fences and the Mississippi River spring to mind a long time before anything Jewish does. But the man lauded both as “the greatest American humorist of his age” and “the father of American literature” had a Jewish son-in-law who achieved some heavy praise himself when it came to the piano. Ossip Gabrilowitsch, the man who would eventually marry Twain’s daughter, Clara, in 1909, was born to a Russian Jewish family in 1878....
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Rock legend Phil Lesh gathers musician friends for a Grateful Dead Passover

Andrew Silow-Carroll SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (JTA) – “Why can’t we eat veggie burritos tonight? Will I be miracled? Will they play ‘The Wheel?’ Will Phil sing?” These four additional questions were asked at a Passo... [Link]

Hundreds attend 1st Jewish film festival in Casablanca

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Nearly 500 people attended the first Jewish film festival of Casablanca, which was organized in the Moroccan city by a Sephardic Jewish woman from Atlanta. The three-day event, which end... [Link]

Can you help a kibbutznik find his American relatives?

mbrodsky SEEKING KIN The “Seeking Kin” column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. (JTA) – “If only” – it’s the most common regret expressed by “Seeking Kin” interviewees, an... [Link]

Amid complicity debate, Polish clergy to attend 70th anniversary of post-Holocaust pogrom

Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Polish clergy and researchers will hold a seminar in Kielce about a historically significant pogrom in which locals killed Holocaust survivors in that city 70 years ago. Occurring amid... [Link]

Netanyahu calls for ‘direct, bilateral negotiations’ with Palestinians

Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel is ready to start “direct, bilateral negotiations” with the Palestinians. The invitation, which Netanyahu has repeated... [Link]

Palestinians riot as Jewish worshippers visit Joseph’s Tomb

Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) — Palestinians in Nablus attacked Israeli soldiers escorting a convoy of Jewish worshippers who entered the West Bank city to visit Joseph’s Tomb. The 26 busloads of worshi... [Link]

Sides swap character attacks in trial over Bay Area’s Koret Foundation

Andrew Silow-Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (J., the Jewish news weekly of Northern California via JTA) — A civil trial focused on control of the $500 million Koret Foundation is pitting its founder’s widow, Susan Koret, a... [Link]

As Jews flee Belgium, a seder marks a family exodus

Cnaan Liphshiz BRUSSELS (JTA) — I was feeling nervous about coming to Brussels for seder with my family. Making the 130-mile trip there from my home in Amsterdam meant taking my 5-month-old son on a train that... [Link]

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