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Jew and Arabs, running together in Jerusalem marathon

Jew and Arabs, running together in Jerusalem marathon

JERUSALEM — The Sixth International Jerusalem Marathon, one of Israel’s largest with some 30,000 participants from 65 countries, was held on Friday, March 18.

Kenyan Kipkogey Shadrack won the men’s race with a time of 2:16:33, and fellow Kenyan Joan Jepchir beat out all other women with 2:38:30.

Farther back in the pack, another group was also catching its stride: a unique team of Jewish and Arab runners in a display of coexistence.

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Itzhak Perlman: The man behind the strings

Itzhak Perlman: The man behind the stringsSTAFFERS AT the Four Seasons Hotel, where celebrities assume false names to throw off the media and fans, reciprocate awed pleasure when you ask for Itzhak Perlman. “Of course, Mr. Perlman,” a front clerk beams. “I’ll have someone personally take you to the Elm Room.” The Intermountain Jewish News has arrived ahead of its noon appointment with the preeminent violinist. Downtown traffic is tricky, and time is limited. Perlman can give us only 20 minutes....

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 March 2016 12:19 )

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Dark charisma of 'Son of Saul'

Dark charisma of 'Son of Saul'BERLIN — When the Hungarian-Jewish poet Geza Rohrig agreed to play the lead role in the Oscar-nominated Holocaust drama “Son of Saul,” he knew he was taking on a daunting challenge. With very little acting experience, Rohrig, 48, agreed to portray the complex lead in a shoestring production by a director who had never before made a full-length feature.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 February 2016 11:00 )

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Jewish teen comes up short for ping pong Olympic dream

NEW YORK — A Jewish teen from suburban New York City came up short in her bid to make the US Olympics table tennis team and did not compete in the trials on Shabbat. Estee Ackerman, a 14-year-old freshman at the Yeshiva University High School for Girls in Queens, lost matches for two consecutive days at the trials last week in Greensboro, NC. The three-day trials finished on Saturday, Feb. 6, the Jewish Sabbath. “I know my decision is the right one because, in life, I will always keep Jud...
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Best of the Jewish Film Fest

Best of the Jewish Film FestFor 19 years, the Denver Jewish Film Festival has been a highlight on the arts and culture calendar. Through documentaries and feature films, the festival provides a peek into myriad worlds, be they Israeli society, American Jewish pop culture or French-Jewish life. This year, its 20th, is no different. The line-up promises engaged viewing and discussion. Before the festival, IJN staff reviewed four of this year’s films. The festival kicks off Feb. 10. All screenings are at the Elaine Wolf T...
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Buoyed by haredi growth, Jewish school enrollment in NY up by 4.4 percent in one year

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — Enrollment in New York State’s Jewish day schools and yeshivas increased by 4.4 percent last year. According to data compiled by the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council from st... [Link]

Undercover video of Hasidic principal handling boy prompts sex abuse probe

Uriel Heilman NEW YORK (JTA) – The story is an all-too-familiar horror tale: An adult in a position of power – in this case a Hasidic school principal – is accused of sexually abusing a child in his care. But... [Link]

Sheldon Silver, NY power broker, sentenced to 12 years for corruption

Julie Wiener NEW YORK (JTA) — Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison on corruption charges. Silver, 72, an Orthodox Jew who for two decades was amo... [Link]

Michelin criticized for not publishing Israel guide

Julie Wiener (JTA) — The president of the World Jewish Congress is taking the Michelin travel company to task for not including Israel in its repertoire of prestigious travel and dining guides. In a letter to th... [Link]

Prominent Connecticut rabbi from ‘Yale 5′ case accused of sexually abusing boys

Julie Wiener (JTA) — A former student of a Connecticut rabbi has claimed the Orthodox leader and yeshiva principal raped and molested him hundreds of times. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court, Eliyahu M... [Link]

8th-grader who drew swastika on Boston-area school football field won’t face charges

Marcy Oster (JTA) — A 13-year-old boy who allegedly drew a swastika on a Boston-area school football field will not face criminal charges. The teen, an eighth-grader at the Georgetown Middle/High School, dr... [Link]

Jewish Israeli sentenced to life plus 20 years for revenge murder of Palestinian teen

Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Jewish-Israeli man convicted of the revenge murder of a Palestinian teen was sentenced to life plus 20 years in jail on Tuesday. The sentence for Yosef Ben-David, 31, of Jerusa... [Link]

3 Israeli soldiers injured, 1 seriously, in West Bank car-ramming attack

Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three Israeli soldiers were injured in a car-ramming attack on pedestrians in the West Bank. One of the injured is in serious condition following the attack near the settleme... [Link]

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