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Insider | Funny | Traveler | Books & Culture | Eater Moment‘s newsletters bundle the best in current events, humor, travel and cuisine. Pick your favorite or sign up for all five! I'm not surprised that it took Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a full three days until he said anything [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Chef Alon Shaya is on fire—figuratively, not literally (at least, as far as I know). Among numerous other accolades, he is a two-time James Beard award-winning chef. The Executive Chef and Partner of Domenica, Pizza Domenica and Shaya, he has recently taken New Orleans by storm (also not literally and [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
What are the world's greatest film schools? The Hollywood Reporter posed this Talmudic question to a gallery of correspondents, who, yesterday, published their definitive list. There's Rome's Centro Sperimentalde Di Cinematografia, which gave us Michelangelo Antonioni. There's Prague's Famu, to which we owe the great Milos Forman. There's the film [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Today, the 26th of Av, is my father's yahrzeit. He had many cultural obsessions, high and low: Gustav Mahler, Porky's movies, Werner Herzog, Beavis and Butthead, Kurt Vonnegut, Eraserhead, Ingmar Bergman, Caddyshack (he put a Baby Ruth in more than one pool) and Bonny Doon wines. My dad, who died in [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
This summer we're bringing you daily posts from our sister site, Jewcy.com, edited by Gabriela Geselowitz. You can find more from Jewcy here. Imagine a bunch of angry Jewish men in the same place, at the same time. Is it a daily morning minyan at a dying Conservative synagogue? Or is [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
On Wednesday, in an interview with Israel's Channel 2, alt-right luminary Richard Spencer declared himself to be a “white Zionist.” Just as Jews want a state of their own, the Charlottesville far-right organizer argued, he merely seeks a state for white people. “As an Israeli citizen,” Spencer told his Israeli interviewer, [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Last night, Tina Fey, a graduate of the University of Virginia, went on Weekend Update: Summer Edition, a seasonal off-shoot of Saturday Night Live, to school the president on how to respond when Nazis march through American towns and kill innocent civilians. Pour yourself another cup of coffee, sit down, [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
I was 15 when the Israel Scouts decided to send me to America for the summer. I spoke English well, which was an advantage, but you didn't really need more than a brief chat to realize that I was what kindly older people at the time described as a very [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
More than 200 women packed the foyer of Toronto's Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue earlier this summer for Savour the Flavour, a fundraiser in support of abused Jewish women. The event began with a cocktail party. But instead of serving the usual dainty tidbits and finger foods, the waitstaff brought out generous [...]
Fri, Aug 18, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Galgalatz, an off-shoot of Galei Tzahal, a radio station run by the Israel Defense Forces, is one of the country's most popular broadcasters. It's the station most Israelis have on when they're stuck in traffic on their way to and from work. It's the semi-official arbiter of the nation's mainstream [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
In 2014, an Israeli lawyer named Batya Kahana-Dror applied to become the director of Israel's rabbinic courts. She was rejected and informed that the position was open only to candidates who have served as religious court judges or who are qualified to be municipal rabbis, both jobs available exclusively to [...]
Thu, Aug 17, 2017, Continue reading at the source
What's the best Jewish movie scene of all time? In our latest symposium, we asked directors, actors and experts—from Carl Reiner to Mayim Bialik—to weigh in. Now, we want to hear from you. Tell us all about your favorites. (Feel free to get creative—you get to decide what qualifies as a [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Insider | Funny | Traveler | Books & Culture | Eater Moment‘s newsletters bundle the best in current events, humor, travel and cuisine. Pick your favorite or sign up for all five! In its current issue, Moment published “Playing to Win,” which explores how philanthropist/casino owner/media mogul Sheldon Adelson has [...]
Wed, Aug 16, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Insider | Funny | Traveler | Books & Culture | Eater Moment‘s newsletters bundle the best in current events, humor, travel and cuisine. Pick your favorite or sign up for all five! On August 11, hundreds of white supremacists carrying torches and Nazi flags and yelling slogans like “white lives [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Lev Gilboa is the type of person who tells a story with his whole body. He left the Soviet Union on November 2, 1972, having been released from prison and given 72 hours to get out of the country. He went to Israel and eventually came to America in 1974. When [...]
Tue, Aug 15, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Insider | Funny | Traveler | Books & Culture | Eater Moment‘s newsletters bundle the best in current events, humor, travel and cuisine. Pick your favorite or sign up for all five! Welcome back to The Thermometer Interview, a series of conversations testing the temperature of Europe. July saw Israeli Prime [...]
Mon, Aug 14, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Director Joshua Weinstein's camerawork credits include The New York Times, PBS, several Coors Light commercials and a few documentaries. Menashe—which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and was acquired by A24 for distribution in the U.S. and China—is Weinstein's first feature fiction film. Set in the isolated ultra-Orthodox [...]
Fri, Aug 11, 2017, Continue reading at the source
Looking to brush up your culinary skills? Enter for a chance to win two cookbooks by the queen of Jewish cooking, Joan Nathan. Three winners will receive Joan Nathan's new cookbook King's Solomon's Table plus her classic The Jewish Holiday Cookbook. a Rafflecopter giveaway The post Joan Nathan Book Giveaway [...]
Tue, Aug 08, 2017, Continue reading at the source
To 19-year-old Colton Merwin, a Maryland native and recent college dropout, several clashes this year between far-left radicals, right-wing Donald Trump supporters and alt-right activists in Berkeley, California were an attack on free speech. In February, violent left-wing activists—including anarchists and anti-fascists—attacked police officers and set fires on the campus [...]
Thu, Aug 03, 2017, Continue reading at the source
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Insider | Funny | Traveler | Books & Culture | Eater | Moment bundles the best in current events, humor, travel and cuisine. Pick your favorite or sign up for all five newsletters! For Two Thousand Yearsby Mihail Sebastiantranslated from the Romanian by Philip Ó CeallaighPenguin Modern Classics U.S. Publisher: Other Press 2016, 240 [...]
Wed, Aug 02, 2017, Continue reading at the source