Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Sally Wingert to direct play at Minnesota Jewish Theatre

Sally Wingert has long been a beloved local actress, having worked for years at the Guthrie but also frequently appearing as a lead performer at smaller local theaters, including several well-regarded appearances at the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company. Now Wingert is preparing to make her debut as a director, helming one of the most highly […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

At least 17 bomb threats called in to JCCs nationwide in third wave of harassment

(JTA) — At least 17 Jewish community centers across the United States were targeted with bomb threats in the third wave of such mass disruption this month. Paul Goldenberg, the director of Secure Community Networks — an affiliate of the Jewish federations of North America, which advises Jewish groups and institutions on security — said […]

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

‘Remember the 11 million’? Why an inflated victims tally irks Holocaust historians

By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — “Five million non-Jews died in the Holocaust.” It’s a statement that shows up regularly in declarations about the Nazi era. It was implied in a Facebook post by the Israel Defense Forces’ spokesperson’s unit last week marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. And it was asserted in an article shared […]