Claude Lanzmann, Epic Chronicler of the Holocaust, Dies at 92

Claude Lanzmann, Epic Chronicler of the Holocaust, Dies at 92

Much of the impression of those units was realized within the 5 years Mr. Lanzmann spent enhancing his footage. Before that, he had spent seven years taking pictures, partly as a result of he was 4 years into the mission when, on his first go to to Treblinka, he encountered issues “that forced me to […]

Max Fuchs, G.I. Cantor in Historic Battlefield Service, Is Dead at 96

Max Fuchs, G.I. Cantor in Historic Battlefield Service, Is Dead at 96

The American Jewish Committee had made the service attainable, finding Sidney Lefkowitz, an Army corps chaplain, to preside. The division had no cantor on the time, so Private Fuchs volunteered to fill the position. “Since I was the only one who could do it, I tried my best,” he informed The Times. Charlotte Bonelli, the […]

Unwelcome Sound on Germany’s Stages: Musicians Who Boycott Israel

Unwelcome Sound on Germany’s Stages: Musicians Who Boycott Israel

BERLIN — The Scottish rappers Young Fathers have earned important reward for his or her mix of hip-hop, electronica and gospel. They gained Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize for album of the 12 months. Their sweaty, uplifting reveals are in demand throughout Europe. But when an arts competition in Germany determined final month to drop the […]

In Israel, Building a Lacrosse League From Scratch

In Israel, Building a Lacrosse League From Scratch

Mr. Neiss had simply found his enterprise mannequin: sports activities tourism. Now, when Jewish-American athletes write to Mr. Neiss and say they performed lacrosse in faculty, and should need to check out, he tries to deepen their curiosity and involvement past the sphere. He asks in the event that they’ve thought-about signing up for Israel […]

From Jewish Saint, to Israeli Pol, to Diaspora’s Ally

From Jewish Saint, to Israeli Pol, to Diaspora’s Ally

Now, nevertheless, Mr. Sharansky says that what is required is for these returning Israelis to show their compatriots what it means to be a Jew within the United States, the place “pluralism,” the event of extra liberal strains of Judaism past Orthodox, was a crucial technique for surviving as Jews. Currently, secular Israelis, who face […]

Israeli Judge Convicts Man on Charges of Threatening U.S. Jewish Groups

Israeli Judge Convicts Man on Charges of Threatening U.S. Jewish Groups

An Israeli courtroom convicted a 19-year-old man on Thursday in reference to threats made towards organizations and people world wide, together with the Israeli Embassy in Washington and quite a few Jewish teams within the United States. The youth courtroom withheld the person’s identify as a result of among the crimes have been dedicated earlier […]

Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin Don’t Talk. They Sing.

Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin Don’t Talk. They Sing.

HAMBURG, Germany — Opera and philosophy make unusual bedfellows. The larger-than-life theatricality and emotionalism of Puccini and Verdi don’t precisely lend themselves to clarifying advanced, exact concepts. Yet by coincidence, not one however two new music dramas about main 20th-century thinkers — two German-Jewish intellectuals who fled the Nazis — have their premieres in Germany […]

Massachusetts High School Apologizes After Nazi Quote Is Printed in Yearbook

Massachusetts High School Apologizes After Nazi Quote Is Printed in Yearbook

A Massachusetts highschool pupil captioned his senior picture within the faculty’s yearbook with a quote typically attributed to the Nazi leaders Joseph Goebbels and Adolf Hitler, the college’s principal stated in an apologetic letter to oldsters this week. Hundreds of copies of the yearbook had been printed and distributed to college students at Andover High […]

With Tony for ‘The Band’s Visit,’ Ari’el Stachel Embraces His Roots

With Tony for ‘The Band’s Visit,’ Ari’el Stachel Embraces His Roots

Mr. Stachel was born and raised in Berkeley, Calif., to an Israel-born father of Yemeni Jewish heritage, and an Ashkenazi Jewish mom from New York. He thanked the musical’s creators “for being courageous, for telling a small story about Arabs and Israelis getting along at a time where we need that more than ever.” “I […]