Between Fantasy and Reality: The Writings of Der Nister

Der Nister (“The Recluse,” the literary pseudonym adopted by Pinkhes Kahanovich, 1884-1950) was the most enigmatic figure in modern Yiddish literature. Over the course of a dynamic career, full of unexpected twists and turns, he...

International Night at Motzei Shabbes Kabaret / Freedom Seder -And Justice For All

PERFORMANCE ART, SONG, THEATER, IN YIDDISH, HEBREW, RUSSIAN, ENGLISH, ITALIAN, GERMAN AFRICAN DRUMMING, MIDDLE EASTERN FUSION, BLUES,  NIGUNIM. HIP HOP WORKS IN PROGRESS FROM OUR WRITING WORKSHOP $20 BUCKS HAVE A DRINK ON US 315 W. 39...

“Mirele Efros” is now being presented for the first time anywhere in the world in...

The Yiddish theater classic, Mirele Efros, which Haaretz calls “unquestionably the representative play of Yiddish Theater” is now being presented for the first time anywhere in the world in English translation, as The Jewish...

International Judeo-Spanish Day Celebrates with Success in NYC

Languages convey the flavors of culture and tell us so much about history. As words fill songs and poetry, letters, plays, and children’s tales, they give shape, color, and contour to a society. Some...

Encountering Jewish Life Deep In America’s Southwest

From the air, Phoenix is a flat piece of land surrounded by mountains. And beyond the mountains on all sides is desert. It’s amazing what will-power it took for the early enterprising pioneers to...

West Hollywood terrible decision

Council Members of the city of West Hollywood , Heilman, Duran and Meister: Mr. Duran did you exercise your freedom of speech on your ranting episode ?Then why apologize? Ms. Meister - shame on you! Do...

Seven English-speaking immigrants to be honored for contributions to Israel

Seven immigrants from English-speaking countries will be honored as winners of the 2019 Sylvan Adams Bonei Zion Prize, an annual award presented by the Nefesh B’Nefesh aliyah organization. Michael Dickson, executive director of StandWithUs-Israel will be honored...

‘Jewish’ cult planned to abduct Brooklyn kids again

They were plotting to kidnap these kids again — and vowed to fight their mom “to the death” to get them. Even from jail, members of the Guatemala-based extremist Jewish cult “Lev Tahor” were planning...

The Transformation In The Way People Hurt One Another

Recently, I published another article on the relationship between the configuration of criminal expression in a society, on the one hand, and the configuration of different kinds of stimuli in the living environment on...

The Changing Status of Zionism and Israel in Latin American Jewry

Introduction The Jewish people’s condition develops today amid a world of diversified old and new diasporas. Similarly and possibly even more, Jews are experiencing changing models of interactions – along with confrontation and even cleavages...