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Sephardic culture goes mainstream

By Amy Klein, JTA HOBOKEN, NJ —— Daniel Saks’ crazy black curls bounce on stage with him to the wiry, deafening sound of guitars, horns and drums as the front man...

Boulder playwright Ami Dayan

The journey from Israel to Boulder, kibbutz to family garden, secular to spiritual Jew has been more of a process than a direct route for playwright Ami Dayan.? “I was...

Mystical nature of light; dynamics of reincarnation

Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman, once a familiar face in Denver where he helped set up the local chapter of the National Council of Synagogue Youth, is a man of many...

Book reviews: the history of El Al and marketing strategy secrets

El Al: Israel’s Flying Star (Airways International, 2008), written by Marvin Goldman and featuring historical photos, chronicles 60 years of a once fledgling airline...

The Stones in concert: Son, grandson of late Rabbi Stone

The Stones in Concert, presented by the Brotherhood of Temple Emanuel, will benefit the Rabbi Earl S. Stone Scholarship Fund, Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. at Temple...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane

By Rachel Freedenberg, j./JTA SAN FRANCISCO —— Who watches the watchmensch? Yes, you read that right — the comic book Watchmen is getting a Yiddish makeover courtesy...

Klezmer and the ghost of Germany’s past

FREIBURG, Germany — At the height of the recent uproar over Pope Benedict XVI’s rehabilitation of a Holocaust-denying bishop, I attended a klezmer concert in the...

The year Israel was finally going to win Academy Award

LOS ANGELES — This was the year Israel was finally going to win an Oscar for best foreign language film after being nominated seven previous times. After all, Ari...

Best Foreign Language film: ‘Bashir’

By Kelly Hartog, JTA LOS ANGELES —— The day before Ari Folman accepted the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film for his animated documentary Waltz with...

Israeli movie wins top nod for best foreign film

LOS ANGELES — Israel’s Waltz with Bashir won the Golden Globe for best foreign language film. The victory at Sunday’s awards ceremony solidifies its frontrunner...