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Music of Dutch Jewish composers

Music of Dutch Jewish composers

“Meeting the Ghosts: Holland and WW II,” a two-part concert and film event honoring four Dutch Jewish composers suppressed or killed in the Holocaust and Holland’s resistance efforts, takes place Saturday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., at Temple Sinai.

Held prior to Selichot, “Meeting the Ghosts” resurrects the music of Leo Smit, Nico Richter, Rosy Wertheim and Dick Kattenburg in concert.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 30 August 2015 09:06 )

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Israelis cycle in USA's top race — in Colorado

Israelis cycle in USA's top race — in ColoradoSTEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As Israeli bicyclist Yoav Bear sped through the end of Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge race at nearly 11,000 feet of elevation in the Colorado Rockies, he thrust his water bottle into the hand of a young spectator clutching an Israeli flag. Bear’s gesture made the day, if not the vacation, of the 13-year-old bystander, Ilai Engelhardt, a resident of the northern Israeli town of Avtalion who loves competitive cycling. On Aug. 18, his American uncle and aunt had brought ...
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Narron preps Israelis for World Baseball Classic

Narron preps Israelis for World Baseball ClassicPHILADELPHIA — Visiting Israel the past few winters to see his daughter and her family led to an unexpected job for Jerry Narron, a devout Christian and a baseball lifer: a coaching position for Israel’s team in the next World Baseball Classic. In 2013, Callie Mitchell had just enrolled her son Aviel, now 5, in the Israel Association of Baseball’s T-Ball league and mentioned to the IAB president’s, Peter Kurz, that her dad is Narron, the bench coach for the Milwaukee Brewers and twice a...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 August 2015 13:00 )

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New book traces proud legacy of the Maccabiah

New book traces proud legacy of the MaccabiahWHAT DO basketball player and coach Larry Brown, swimmers Jason Lezak and Mark Spitz, and gymnast Mitch Gaylord have in common? They’re among a group of 25 individuals who have won medals in both the Olympic Games and the Maccabiah Games, as revealed in a chart at the back of Ron Kaplan’s new book, The Jewish Olympics: The History of the Maccabiah Games. While Spitz competed in the 1965 Maccabiah Games before winning nine Olympic golds (including seven in 1972 alone), Lezak first took part...
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Historical fiction: 'What if?' and 'faction'

Historical fiction: 'What if?' and 'faction' They say truth is stranger than fiction, and maybe that’s why the genre of historical fiction has always been captivating. It’s time travel mixed with fantasy, allowing the reader to experience a time period or major event in a personal way. Two books published this fall use the art of historical fiction to explore two major events of the 20th century. The Intermountain Jewish News reviews The Ambassador by Yehuda Avner and The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor, the first a counterfactual, as...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 July 2015 13:24 )

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Holocaust refugee known for anti-Israel activism dies at 91

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