Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

A plethora of Jewish art on display

Walker Art Center, Sabes JCC offer exhibits by Jewish artists from the Twin Cities and around the country By DORIS RUBENSTEIN Jewish artists are having a heyday currently on the west side of the Mississippi River. The challenge for local Jewish art aficionados is finding time to see it all. For those east of the […]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Taking the ice for Germany

Minnesota native whose great-grandparents were murdered in the Shoah is becoming more open about his Judaism By JASON MILLER WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (JTA) — More than 65 years ago, Evan Kaufmann’s great-grandparents were murdered in the Auschwitz death camp. Now he is taking the ice for the German national hockey team. Following a successful hockey […]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Editorial: Who speaks for the Jews?

Environmental groups in the United States launched an urgent campaign early this week to stop the U.S. Senate from fast-tracking approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, with an amendment to the transportation bill. TransCanada, a Canadian-based energy firm, needs State Department approval to construct the pipeline, which would carry crude oil (diluted bitumen) 1,700 miles, […]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

A history of the Old City

Jerusalem: The Biography, by Simon Sebag Montefiore, Knopf, 650 pages, $35 Reviewed by NEAL GENDLER Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Jerusalem: The Biography is monumental, not only for size but for thoroughness, which is both its strength and its problem. Named the Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year, the massively researched Jerusalem tells us some […]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Josh Ginsburg composes, plays bass on new album

Josh Ginsburg’s star is rising in the jazz world. The talented, Brooklyn-based composer and bassist, who has played with a host of jazz luminaries over the past dozen years, has a new album, Zembla Variations (Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records), which showcases his felicitous writing and prodigious chops. Drummer Rudy Royston and pianist George Colligan are […]

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