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Dec 01st


Sabbath-observing baseball exec says record contract makes sense for Marlins

Sabbath-observing baseball exec says record contract makes sense for Marlins

MIAMI — For Joel Mael, the Shabbat-observing vice chairman of the Miami Marlins, the team’s free spending in the offseason was wise from a financial perspective.

Signing Giancarlo Stanton, 25, to a record 13-year, $325 million contract and fellow outfielder Christian Yelich, 23, to a seven-year, nearly $50 million deal were parts of a plan to retain the club’s budding talent and vault the club into playoff contention while saving money down the line.

But this was the Marlins, who had a track record of dumping high-salaried players or those about to reap riches. The Stanton contract stunned the Major League Baseball community.


‘Woman in Gold,’ fate of a portrait

‘Woman in Gold,’ fate of a portraitLOS ANGELES — Attorney E. Randol (Randy) Schoenberg isn’t bothered seeing his years of struggle and triumph portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in “Woman in Gold,” a new drama based on Schoenberg’s recovery of a world famous painting looted by the Nazis from its Jewish owners. The movie focuses on the relationship between Maria Altmann, the elderly descendant of one of the wealthiest and most prominent Jewish families in Vienna, and a young, unproven lawyer who took on the Austrian and America...

Book review: Lincoln and the Jews

Book review: Lincoln and the Jews PASSOVER EDITION 5775SECTION C PAGE 12 THOUGH NONE are alive today to tell the tale, American denizens of the 19th century knew it as a period in which it was not only common, but frequently fashionable, to be anti-Semitic. Newspapers frequently included anti-Semitic, or at least anti-Judaic, epithets in their editorial columns. Otherwise sensible politicians, from backwoods legislators all the way to Thomas Jefferson and Ulysses S. Grant, openly orated or wrote anti-Semitic screeds....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 April 2015 11:20 )


Film dialogue: Divorce in Israel

Film dialogue: Divorce in Israel“Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem,” a movie limited to a courtroom and the waiting area outside the courtroom, tells the story of a secular Israeli woman seeking a divorce (get) from her religious husband Elisha. She became engaged at age 15 and now has four children. Viviane stopped loving her husband a long time ago and left him before the film begins. Her trial continues for five years — and then some. The brother-sister team of Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz (Ronit plays Viviane) are th...

Guitarist of Jefferson Airplane finds his Jewish roots

Guitarist of Jefferson Airplane finds his Jewish rootsNEW YORK — Jorma Kaukonen, who played guitar in classic rock bands Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, has just released “Ain’t In No Hurry,” his first solo album since 2009. While Kaukonen’s guitar skills are legendary, few people know that he bought his first electric guitar by cashing Israel Bonds he received from his Jewish grandmother. On the eve of Jefferson Airplane’s 50th anniversary, the 74-year-old Kaukonen, who lives in Athens, Ohio with his wife, a Jew-by-choice, talked to...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 March 2015 11:01 )

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ — and behind the scenes

Lisa Keys The cast and crew shared a Shabbat meal at Mendy’s — and five other surprising facts about the upcoming revival of the iconic Broadway musical. ... [Link]

Western Wall rabbi ordered to include women in Israel’s Hanukkah candle-lighting

Marcy Oster The directive came in response to a Women of the Wall campaign claiming that excluding women from the national ceremony at the Kotel is discriminatory. ... [Link]

Why Shelly Silver won’t be sharing a prison cell with Willie Rapfogel

Uriel Heilman Within the space of less than a week, Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker, was found guilty on seven counts of corruption charges, while his old pal Rapfogel, the disgraced Met Council chief,... [Link]

Radiohead singer Thom Yorke compares YouTube, Google to the Nazis

Gabe Friedman The singer said that YouTube and its parent company, Google, have “seized control” of art like the Nazis did during World War II. ... [Link]

Israelis were brutalized, castrated at Munich Olympics, widows reveal

Marcy Oster Two of the Olympians’ widows, in interviews with The New York Times, discussed the cruelty of the treatment. ... [Link]

Google denies deal to jointly monitor YouTube videos with Israel

Marcy Oster Israel claimed the agreement on videos that incite violence against Israelis was reached at a meeting of company executives with its deputy foreign minister; Google owns YouTube. ... [Link]

2 alleged Palestinian stabbers killed during attempted attacks

Marcy Oster In one West Bank attack, a bystander was injured, reportedly by a bullet fired at the assailant by security forces. ... [Link]

Far-right Israeli activists protest Jerusalem Christmas event

Jas Chana Members of the anti-coexistence group Lehava claimed the event was encouraging Jewish children to decorate Christmas trees. ... [Link]

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