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Oct 05th


C(h)lassi(di)c klezmer

C(h)lassi(di)c klezmer


The title of Burning Bush’s recent release, “Klezmer and Hassidic Music,” probably won’t win any creativity awards. But it would be a mistake to judge this album solely by its name.

Considering the timing, Britain’s most widely acclaimed Jewish ensemble could have gone for an attention-catching, seasonal “Chanukah lieder.” Yet that wouldn’t be accurate, because though it may be bland, the broad title does reflect the album’s contents.

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 December 2014 13:34 )


Herb Keinon memoir on target

Herb Keinon memoir on target CHANUKAH EDITIONSECTION D PAGE 6 As the veteran diplomatic correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, the main share of Herb Keinon’s writing focuses on the serious meat and potatoes of Israeli politics, military affairs and foreign relations. It’s routinely heavy material, neither light-hearted nor whimsical, but that doesn’t mean that Keinon can’t work ably and comfortably in the human interest department, too. Every now and then, in his “Out There” column in the Post, Keinon exerc...

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 December 2014 13:34 )


Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2014

Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2014Creativity, 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 to create their expression of Chanukah. Entries came from many cities in Colorado: Denver, Aurora, Boulder, Castle Rock, Centennial, Commerce City, Colorado Springs, Englewood, Erie, Evergreen, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Lafayette, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone T...

Last Updated ( Friday, 12 December 2014 11:52 )


Birmingham Jews love their Crimson Tide

Birmingham Jews love their Crimson TideON THANKSGIVING at my son’s house, I found myself at the end of a long dinner table, some in-town family members on my left. They were chatting about college football, especially the Alabama-Auburn game that would be played two nights later. No surprise there — that’s what people in Birmingham do on Thanksgiving. On my right was a family member from another state. “What is it with you people in Alabama?” he teasingly chided me. “All you care about is college football!” “Yep,...

Never too old: Late Starters Orchestra

Never too old: Late Starters OrchestraOLDER PEOPLE’S minds are too often cluttered by informational overload or professional demands to invest energy in reviving old passions. But some longings, like playing the cello again, refuse to cease and desist. Ari Goldman’s The Late Starters Orchestra is a serious, whimsical and realistic chronicle of the Columbia University professor and former New York Times’ journalist’s return to the cello at age 60. A speaker at Sunday’s JAAMM Fest, Goldman is already back in New York prepa...
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mbrodsky Thousands attended the rites in Jerusalem for a 41-year-old rabbi and 22-year-old soldier killed in an Old City terrorist attack. ... [Link]

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