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Tarantino enters race: Jewish hero flicks

By Simcha Weinstein NEW YORK —— Add acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino to the long list of filmmakers who can’t resist making their own WW II fantasy action flick....

Maccabiah is more than sports

By Dina Kraft, JTA TEL AVIV —— Singing “Shalom Aleichem,” the group of Maccabiah athletes usher in Shabbat together at a brightly lit hotel dining hall, their...

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...

Star will coach Team USA at Maccabiah

NEW YORK —— It’’s not unheard of to find Bruce Pearl, the men’s basketball coach at the University of Tennessee, somewhere in public screaming with his shirt...

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...