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When a Yiddish Theater Starlet Surprised U.S. Troops in Korea for Hanukkah

By On December 12, 2017

In 1951, Yiddish theater star Molly Picon, together with Jacob Kalich, her husband and fellow entertainer, and Cardinal Francis Joseph Spellman, the Vicar General of the United States Armed Forces, headed to Korea… Read More

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Is That Pop Song Korean…or Hasidic?

By On April 25, 2017

Think you could tell the difference between Korean and Hasidic pop music? Since you’d be hard pressed to find two more dissimilar cultures, you might think it’d be easy. But a new… Read More

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A Sculptural Tribute to Israel’s Tragic Summer

By On September 29, 2015

With his arresting sculptural installation “Pillar of Ash,” NYC-based Israeli artist Romy Achituv responds to two harrowing attacks by Jewish extremists in Israel this summer: the arson of the Palestinian Dawabshe family… Read More

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Korea–a Jewish Study Center

By On April 8, 2011

One of the newest and biggest centers of Talmud study is neither in Hasidic Brooklyn nor in Israel–it’s the nation of South Korea. The Talmud, the ancient collection of Jewish wisdom, stories, and laws, occupies… Read More

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