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The Jews of Modern Poland

16:30 15 March in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer The New York Times recently published a piece recently about a former Polish neo-Nazi who discovered his Jewish roots as an adult and is now ultra-Orthodox.  As he acknowledges in the article, “he was drawn to extremes.” Pawel’s (now Pinchas’) story is certainly engrossing. ...

This Week's Links

11:30 12 March in Arts & Culture, Latest, Misc
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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLEmyeQlS5M&feature=player_embedded] By Michelle Albert Snuggle up with popcorn and a blanket and watch Heeb's countdown of the 100 greatest Jewish movie moments. To top off your Jewish movie experience, check out Moment's feature on great Jewish films. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhu is scrambling for a way to...

Oscar and the Jews

13:44 11 March in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer This year’s Oscars brought us some surprises (Sandra Bullock), some truly painful dance sequences (I’m looking at you Adam Shankman), and some deserving winners (The Hurt Locker). It also proved, once again, that Hollywood wouldn’t be funny without the Jews.   From a running gag...

Your Wednesday Culture Fix

18:06 10 March in Latest, Politics
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By Sarah Breger MILLIONS OF CATHOLICS ARE OF JEWISH ANCESTRY Steve Jones of the UK Telegraph examines the complex issues of religious identity and DNA, finding that "Y chromosomes reveal much leakage across the religious divide. A fifth of all the male lineages of modern Spain are...

How Do You Teach Human Rights?

10:56 08 March in Latest, Politics
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By Symi Rom-Rymer On International Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27) this year, a report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) was released outlining the current Holocaust education curriculum in EU secondary schools.  The report advocates linking the study of that era with more...