The face of Jewish movies in 2009 was a matronly Bronx housewife dispensing wisdom in 1950s black-and-white, and a flummoxed Midwest physics professor seeking late-‘60s guidance from one rabbi after another. read more »
Noam Katz will perform in concert at Temple Beth Sholom in Salem on Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. read more »
Eighty-one years ago this month Time magazine published a report about Musical America magazine’s award of a $3,000 prize for the best symphonic work by an American. The award went to Ernest Bloch read more »
The Oregon Jewish Museum opens its new home at 1953 NW Kearney St. to the public on Sunday, Dec. 20. read more »
These 27 firsthand accounts of German-Jewish Allied soldiers provide a unique perspective on World War II read more »
Portland artists Becca Bernstein and Gwenn Seemel have joined in a blind collaboration to demonstrate how portraiture is more than mere mimesis, that is, imitation or mimicry. read more »
Carlebach fans—whether they be fans of the late Rabbi Shlomo or his daughter Neshama or both of them—can get a new Carlebach fix now. read more »
NEW YORK (THE NEW YORK JEWISH WEEK)—Sometimes the wall between this world and the Other World is as thin as the walls of an East Side tenement; one can hear the dead carrying on in Yiddish, playing accordions, cracking jokes. One can hear cantors davening, vaudevillians doing shtick as if in mountain casinos. read more »
The middle world haunted medieval Jewish life—angels, demons, the restless dead. Lilith, Adam’s first wife, murdered newborns and brought nightmares when she grasped sleeper’s tongues and lips. Made from fire and hail, demons who lived in moon shadows brought fever then chills to moon-struck children. read more »
Not one of the many American movies about the Iraq war has been made by a former soldier—until now. read more »
The Robison Sisterhood celebrated Jewish Book Month Nov. 3 with a talk by Lois Shenker about how and why she came to write her book “Welcome to the Family.” read more »
Health care professionals are invited to share dinner and a private meeting with Daniel Asa Rose, author of “Larry’s Kidney,” before Rose’s public reading read more »
Portland writer and editor Amy Kaufman will publish a distinguished scholar’s first children’s book next month under the imprint of her publishing company, Writings.
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Portland children’s book author David Michael Slater turned to the midrashic tradition of telling stories behind or between biblical text to create his new “Sacred Books Series” for teens and preteens.
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Northwest Jewish Artists celebrated their annual show on Oct. 25 at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. Called ORA, Hebrew for light, the group supports each other and finds opportunities to showcase their art.
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