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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Make-believe Jewish weddings

In Eastern Europe, nostalgia for the Jews includes fake Jewish weddings By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Nostalgia for Jews is a well-documented phenomenon in Eastern Europe, with cultural and even substantial commercial aspects. In Ukraine,  so-called Jewish-themed restaurants with pork-heavy menus compete for tourists, while figurines of Jews are sold at markets as good luck […]

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

A guide to the far-right groups that protested in Charlottesville

The ‘Unite the Right’ rally Saturday saw hundreds of people on America’s far-right racist fringe converge in defense of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee By BEN SALES (JTA) — They believe the “white race” is in danger. They believe the United States was built by and for white people and must now […]

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Hate in Charlottesville

The day the Charlottesville Nazi called me ‘Shlomo’ By RON KAMPEAS CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (JTA) — The white supremacists, for all their vaunted purpose, appeared to be disoriented. Some 500 had gathered at a park here Saturday to protest this southern Virginia city’s plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the park. Pressured […]

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Actor Josh Radnor to speak at Temple of Aaron fundraiser

Josh Radnor attended Jewish day schools and had a ‘strangely mystical experience’ in Israel by MAX SPARBER Josh Radnor, who played the nebbeshy Ted Mosby on the popular CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, will be speaking at Temple of Aaron for their annual fundraiser on Aug. 24; the event is appropriately titled “How […]