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Jews wrestle with pork

Rabbi Jared Saks, of Maine's largest Jewish congregation, no longer subscribes to his religion's most well-known taboo.
Preferably pastured, it’s no longer treif for many locavores
By LAURA MCCANDLISH  |  February 01, 2013
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Review: It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl

In 50 years, Theodor Herzl predicted in his diary during the First Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897, he would be recognized as the founder of the first Jewish state.
Richard Trank's documentary
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 07, 2012
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Review: Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection

The first of writer/director/producer/star Tyler Perry's Madea movies not based on one of his plays, his sixth outing as the sharp-tongued (but dull-witted) 6'4" Southern black woman is more of a sitcom.
More of Perry's ever-diminishing antics
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 06, 2012
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Happy Rosh Hashanah!

A (sort of) heartwarming story of a Jew and a Muslim.
Toontime
By DAVID KISH  |  September 30, 2011
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Review: Sarah's Key

Sarah's Key is a superior "woman in the present becomes obsessed with woman in the past" narrative.
A compelling interplay of tensions
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  August 05, 2011
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Review: La Rafle

In La Rafle , director Rose Bosch boldly tackles the psyche of Hitler, showing the Führer enjoying the high life with Eva Braun as he instructs his minions to pressure France to hand over its Jews so he can sate his genocidal bloodlust before the Allie
The psyche of Hitler
By TOM MEEK  |  July 22, 2011


Performing words written en route to Auschwitz

It is barely conceivable how one woman, at a way station en route to Auschwitz, wrote so ardently of purple lupine.
Poetic collage
By BY MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 29, 2011
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Oh, the Humanities

The data contained within the following illustration represents the most common words found in the titles of more than 150 doctoral theses in the humanities and social sciences published in 2010.
 A word cloud representing 6,574,357 hours of scholarship
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 29, 2011
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From there to Hereville

Hereville , one of the most charming graphic novels published this year, began when alternative-comics artist Barry Deutsch wondered why traditional heroic fantasy stories never featured Jews.
Barry Deutsch's troll-fighting Orthodox Jewish heroine
By MICHAEL A. BURSTEIN  |  November 05, 2010
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Review: A Film Unfinished

Some realities even the best propagandists can't spin.
Documentary reassembles footage discarded by the Nazis
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 24, 2010
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Return to sender

Sure, we've all gotten an unwelcome fruitcake or fluorescent sweater in the mail, usually from a well-meaning and slightly out-of-touch relative. But few New England Jews could have been prepared for the surprise "gift" that recently arrived on their doo
Challah Back Dept.
By KARA BASKIN  |  March 19, 2010


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Speak no evil?

Anthony Lewis's free-speech credentials are impeccable: among other things, the former New York Times columnist is James Madison Visiting Professor of First Amendment Issues at Columbia University's Journalism School
Why tightening up on anti-Obama speech is a bad idea
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 14, 2009
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Review: Defiance

Edward Zwick directs the true-ish tale of the Bielskis.
Perfectly coiffed actors in the unforgiving woodland setting is a poor choice
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 13, 2009
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Interview: Ed Zwick

On January 16, director Ed Zwick's Defiance storms theaters with its harrowing tale of the freedom-fighting Bielski brothers, who retreat to the forests of Belarus to protect an ever-growing brigade of Jewish refugees and wage relentless guerilla war
Into the woods
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 13, 2009
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Jews just want to have fun

The streets are deserted, the storefronts chained shut, and there's not a glimmer of neon to guide you to your favorite bar.
And perhaps find love by turning Christmas Eve into the jolliest night of the year
By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  December 08, 2008

Calling All Jews


 

First of all, shana tova

Now that we're done with formalities...

By Sara Faith Alterman  |  September 29, 2008