What are Jewish museums for? Are they just a holding place for relics of the past? An aide memoire for visitors of a vibrant, complex, strange people that used to dwell amongst them? by Sally Berkovic I have schlepped my children to museums across London in the ambitious hope of helping them to ‘understand other cultures’ and to ‘appreciate other people and their customs’ because, attending Jewish schools and living in the heart of London’s … [Read more...] about Jewish Museums: Are They Good for the Jews?
According to Evite, a leading digital invitation and social event planning brand, with no one, right way to spell the Hebrew word for the Festival of Lights, it begs the question: what is the most popular way to spell Hanukkah? Culled from folks who sent Hanukkah-related invitations on Evite in 2011, here are the Top 8 Ways to Spell (C)Hanuk(k)a(h) HANUKKA 23% HANUKKAH 22% HANUKA 13% HANUKAH 12% CHANUKA 11% CHANUKAH … [Read more...] about What is the Most Popular Way to Spell Hanukkah?
New York, NY - August 28, 2012 - Nine leading Israeli artists will bring their talent and passion to residencies at colleges and universities across North America this fall and spring. The artists - celebrated in a variety of disciplines, including filmmaking, choreography, music and literature - will spend several months teaching and presenting their work to audiences in local communities through relevant programming, classes, exhibitions and … [Read more...] about 9 Leading Israeli Artists Selected for U.S. Residencies
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by Judy Lash Balint by JNS.org A majority of American Jews has never stepped foot in Israel, according to the 2012 survey of American Jewish Opinion conducted by the American Jewish Committee. So outside of news items about the latest political machinations and security threats, how does this group form impressions of Israel? Over the past two decades, Jewish and Israeli film festivals showcasing Israel’s growing output of both feature and … [Read more...] about Seeing Israel Through Film