Arts & Culture

Menachem Begin

‘Upheaval’ captures Menachem Begin’s essence

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If “Upheaval: The Journey of Menachem Begin” had been a Netflix-commissioned documentary, we’d be subjected to six one-hour episodes with countless repetition, speculation and...

Jews in secret

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Review “Jacobo’s Rainbow: A Novel” by David Hirshberg. Bedford, N.Y.: Fig Tree Books, 2021. 338 pages. $19.95. Thousands of Spanish-speaking people, many living in the American...

Intersectionality takes center state at Queer Jewish Arts Festival

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By Justin Regan There’s a line from the Broadway musical “Billy Elliot” that describes dancing as losing yourself while being made whole. For Baltimore theater...

Radical and kosher: Documentary on Silver Spring restaurant serves up ideals

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In 1975, a group of young, radical Jews came together to start a kosher restaurant in Silver Spring. The Kosher Kitchen was anti-profit and...

JxJ takes a careful step outdoors

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Annual arts fest aims to bring audiences just close enough together “Tango Shalom” is “Rocky” meets “Footloose,” says director Gabriel Bologna. It’s the story of...

U.S. diplomats reveal ‘Human Factor’ that fueled, foundered ‘90s peace talks

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Review By Michael Fox Just as we never tire of the saga of the Titanic, which is doomed to hit the iceberg in perpetuity, so we...

An American rabbi in Buchenwald

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Review By Bat-Ami Zucker “The Rabbi of Buchenwald,” by Rafael Medoff. Yeshiva University Press; distributed by ktav.com; 502 pages., $29.95. There is a remarkable scene, early in...

These 14 Israeli Artists Will Open Up Your Heart and Mind

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Sponsored By Libby Lenkinski Standing in a sweaty bar in South Tel Aviv twelve years ago, I wanted to be anywhere else. I was living in...

Catching up with comedian Kevin Pollak

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By Haydee M. Rodriguez  Actor, comedian and impressionist Kevin Pollak has starred in more than 80 films. His work includes playing Moishe Maisel in “The...

The justice who put the bad old days behind us

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Review “Justice, Justice You Shalt Pursue: A Life’s Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union” By Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Amanda L. Tyler University of California...