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Posts Tagged ‘Israeli’

Daniel Barenboim conducting

Daniel Barenboim Is Named Musical Director of La Scala Opera House

October 13, 2011 Israeli composer Daniel Barenboim is named as the musical director of Milan Italy’s La Scala Opera House. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1942, Barenboim moves to Israel in 1952 with his family. Beginning to study classical music and the art of conducting at the age of 14, he is quickly recognized…

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Amalie Materna, Emil Scaria and Hermann Winkelmann (right) in the 1882 premiere production of Parsifal in Bayreuth, 1882

My Parsifal Conductor

Alice Burdick Schweiger Special to the Jewish News Heading to NYC this fall? Check out this play written by a Jew, based on an opera by an anti-Semite that was conducted by his close friend, a Jew. Above: Amalie Materna, Emil Scaria and Hermann Winkelmann (right) in the 1882 premiere production of Parsifal in Bayreuth, 1882…

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a row of mailboxes line a road with a lot of fallen leaves on it.

Letters – September 27, 2018

End To Palestinian Aid Is Short-Sighted Thank you for publishing Neri Zilber’s thoughtful commentary, “Why Are Some Israelis Worried About Cuts to Palestinian Aid?” (Sept. 13, 2018). The author presents a very measured, objective analysis of why the Trump administration’s current policy is causing great concern among many Israeli security officials who understand that when…

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Poster for The Band's Visit - A New Musical with a band playing in the desert sand.

Why Tony-Winning Musical The Band’s Visit Is Just That Important

Sponsored by The Lash Lounge I first became interested in Broadway musicals when I saw Wicked in 2011. I never would have imagined that one day, the Best Musical winner at the Tony Awards would be a musical based on an Israeli movie. In 2018, this became a reality with The Band’s Visit, based on…

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Saralee Shrell-Fox, Rabbi Reuven Stamov and Gila Katz with the 1st-Time Torah Readers

Camp Ramah Yachad: Jewish life flourishing in the Ukraine

By Saralee Shrell-Fox Camp Ramah Yachad in Ukraine makes history with counselors and campers reading Torah for the very first time. Israeli musician and “Ba’alat Tefila” Saralee Shrell-Fox brought her talent to this unique camp, which provides an opportunity for teenagers to encounter a nurturing, joyous Jewish community environment in a beautiful country setting. This…

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Honey with apple for Rosh Hashana, jewish New Year. Selective focus. community

Guest Column: Rosh Hashanah Greetings

The High Holidays are my favorite time of year because they are a time of coming together as a community. In fact, many Jewish laws and traditions focus upon not being alone and upon coming together. In prayer, birth, marriage, even after death as our body awaits burial, Jewish life compels us to be in the…

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A delegation of rabbis from Israel and around the globe visited the Arab village of Husan last month.

Practical Co-Existence

Local rabbi visits Arab village with a grassroots group of Palestinians and Israelis. Last month on a rabbinical conference in Israel conducted by the pluralistic Shalom Hartman Institute, Rabbi Brent Gutmann of Temple Kol Ami in West Bloomfield, along with a delegation of rabbis from Israel and around the globe, visited the Arab village of…

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Brent Maxwell

Investing In Detroit Real Estate

Lynne Golodner Special to the Jewish News Brent Maxwell inspires Israelis to build up the Motor City. Brent Maxwell has always believed in Detroit’s potential. Even when world media portrayed the Motor City as a dying enclave, he knew it would one day come back in a big way. The managing director of IPS Realty,…

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Tim Kalkhof in The Cakemaker (2017)

Religion, Sex and Pastries

Tom Tugend Jewish Journal of Greater L.A. The Israeli-German film The Cakemaker — an indie festival favorite — has it all. The Cakemaker should satisfy the most finicky pastry lover, but the Israeli-German co-production has also elicited both ecstatic praise and sneering dismissal from film critics. Variety gushes over the “tender, tactile” atmosphere of the…

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A roadside landmark in the Golan Heights. Photo credit: Dmitriy Feldman Svarshik

Essay: Heightened Defense

Israeli control of the Golan yields a broader benefit. It’s a ridge for the ages, a bulwark against Islamist tyranny from the north and a vista providing sweeping views of upper Israel. Arguably, the existence of Israel, America’s staunchest Middle East friend, hinges in part on Israeli control of the Golan Heights. The highlands are…

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