Miss Holocaust 2012?

15:45 27 June in Culture, Latest

by Rebecca Borison As the number of remaining Holocaust survivors inevitably diminishes, many have attempted to record the survivors’ stories, through books, videos or other means. Taking a new—and somewhat bizarre—approach to commemorating the survivors, Israeli aid organization Yad Ezer L’Haver has announced that they will...

A New Jew?

16:57 12 June in Culture, Latest
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by Kara A. Kaufman A landmark study of Jewish life released today reveals the deep and sometimes surprising changes the Jewish community has undergone over the past decade.  The study, conducted by the UJA-Federation of New York and based on nearly 6,000 interviews in eight counties...

Are We Past Passing?

14:41 08 June in Culture, Latest

by Julia Glauberman “I’ll do it… I’ll be the Gentile, because I could pass best,” says the narrator of Nathan Englander’s recent short story “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank.” This declaration comes as Englander’s characters are engaged in a game they...

Embracing Camp

16:09 06 June in Culture, Latest

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/momentma/public_html/ on line 32 by Sheri Oppenheimer For many women, Jewish overnight camp was the place where we felt the most beautiful. There were no Spanx underneath...

Model Citizens

11:52 06 June in Culture, Latest
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by Rebecca Borison [caption id="" align="alignright" width="200"] Bar Refaeli[/caption] Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, newly crowned the hottest woman in the world by Maxim magazine, will likely be relieved to know that, at 5'8" and 127 pounds, she meets the requirements of the new Israeli law mandating that models...