By giving millions to those who are already rich and famous, the prize has made itself meaningless at best.
It was the end of the summer of 2014, and the Gaza war continued with horrific casualties. I stood in the hallway, just steps away from my old high school locker, folding and unfolding my staff orientation schedule. Smoothing it out, I stared down at the words "3pm-3:45pm: Israel This Summer."
In an enlightening and even chillingly relevant interview, we spoke with Ferne Pearlstein, the director of the Holocaust comedy documentary The Last Laugh.
Friday, Israeli pop star Noa's Detroit concert was canceled due to threats of violence by Jewish right-wingers, according to a statement on her Facebook.
It just feels hard to breathe these days. So Pesach comes just in time. What can help most of all in the effort to catch your breath is the familiar -- ritual, family/friends, and the chance to think about the pressure on your lungs in new ways. Many of us will add new Haggadot and new ideas to these elements of Pesach, but in the end, the festival will hopefully be a time to breathe. As we do so, we need music to help ensure we can continue to breathe throughout Pesach, and beyond. So for this playlist, we choose all artists of color – African-American, African, Arab, and Asian – whose music speaks of the difficulty of breathing in our society (in a couple of cases, literally focusing on the phrase “I Can’t Breathe”) and the relief that comes when you can.
(When) is it okay to laugh at the Holocaust? The Last Laugh investigates this question in a funny, sometimes sad, but highly relevant new film.
Internationally renowned Klezmer rock group Golem’s “Golem Gets Married” is a one-night-only, no-holds-barred concert masquerading as a mock Jewish wedding.