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Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Islamic nations warn Trump on Jerusalem

Trump, who campaigned on a promise of moving the embassy, originally walked it back after assuming the presidency By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would be an act of “naked aggression” that would cause the United States to lose “its mediating role” in the Middle East, the Organization of Islamic […]

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Okonomiyaki: Japanese-style latkes for Hanuka

Okonomiyaki is a customizable Japanese savory vegetable pancake. By SONYA SANFORD (The Nosher via JTA) — The Japanese word okonomiyaki is derived from two words: okonomi “how you like it” and yaki “grill.” Okonomiyaki is a customizable Japanese savory vegetable pancake. Like a latke, it gets cooked in oil in a fritter formation. Unlike a […]

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Jewish groups aren’t thrilled about tax bill

Jewish groups hope to snatch small victories from the Republican tax plan By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Staring at a massive defeat, Jewish groups dealing with social safety net issues are looking at the tax plan about to reach its final stages in Congress and hoping they can snatch a few small victories. The […]

Friday, December 1st, 2017

AJW Hanuka Cover Contest Winner: Chana Goldberg

We are proud to announce that Chana Goldberg is the winner of this year’s Hanuka Cover Contest. And as it happens, she also won the contest in 2014. The 26th annual AJW Hanuka Cover Contest, for students in grades 1-8, again inspired young artists in the community to reflect on the meaning of the Festival […]

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Secret Hanuka: Festival of Lights onscreen

The best place to find Hanuka onscreen is hidden in Christmas movies By MAX SPARBER Community News Editor A Vox article from last year asked why there are so few Hanuka movies, and settled on one theory: the holiday is not festive enough (“all Jewish holidays are oriented around austerity and guilt,” they wrote). Perhaps, […]

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

William and Shirley Siegel Schulman: Marriage and art are a great combination

A lifetime of creativity with William and Shirley Siegel Schulman By DORIS RUBENSTEIN Throughout history, there are numerous examples of outstanding artists who are married to other artists: Clara and Robert Schumann in classical music; Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy on Broadway (as well as the Guthrie during its earliest years); and artists William and […]