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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Nov. 1, 2013 / 27 Mar-Cheshvan, 5774

Jewz in the Newz

By Nate Bloom






Woody Allen Defends Israel; Steinfeld Defends Earth --- Voices Anne Frank; Oprah Finds Out What Happened to Jewish Celebs

JewishWorldReview.com | SURPRISE: WOODY ALLEN DEFENDS ISRAEL WOODY ALLEN, 77, surprised many when he eloquently spoke in defense of Israel with an Israeli TV station on October 14. He said, in part: "I do feel there are many people that disguise their negative feelings toward Jews, disguise it as anti-Israel criticism, political criticism, when in fact what they really mean is that they don't like Jews." Regarding anti-Semitism in America, he said: "By the low standards of tolerance for Jews all over the world, America's been a very tolerant country." Allen also said he would like to visit Israel soon, a country he has never visited: "My wife [is] also very curious about Israel and wants to go there with the girls, so they can see and understand their father's Jewish culture."

AT THE MOVIES /ANNE FRANK EXHIBIT "Ender's Game" is a big-budget sci-fi flick based on a best-selling novel of the same name. In the near future, an alien race's attack on Earth is barely fended off by the heroics of Fleet Commander Rackham (Ben Kingsley). Col. Graff (HARRISON FORD, 71), prepares for the next attack by looking for the best young minds to be trained at "Battle School." Opens Friday, Nov. 1)

One such recruit, Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield, 16), quickly distinguishes himself and Graff sends him on to be trained by Rackham, himself. Wiggin ultimately leads Earth's forces in the epic final battle with the aliens.

HAILEE STEINFELD, 16, co-stars as Petra, a Battle School student who acts an older sister towards Wiggin and later becomes one of Wiggin's best combat lieutenants. Steinfeld, you may recall, was Oscar-nominated for her performance in the 2011 remake of "True Grit."

Steinfeld provides the voice of ANNE FRANK for the just-opened, permanent exhibit on the legendary young author at the Los Angeles-based Museum of Tolerance. The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles says: "Anne's voice and Anne's words, as spoken by Steinfeld, animate and enliven throughout. Steinfeld's voice is penetrating and bright even as it brings ominous news."

The new exhibit is the largest museum exhibit on Frank outside of Amsterdam, where the house where the Frank family hid from the Nazis was turned into a museum.

The thousands of artifacts displayed at the Los Angeles exhibit illuminate the world in which Anne Frank lived. I was particularly touched by two things about Frank, that I didn't know, that were reported in the Journal article on the exhibit:

I didn't know that Anne and her sister were pre-war pen pals with two sisters living in Iowa. The exhibit includes some of these pen pal letters and I thought to myself that these Iowa sisters, living in the center of North America, were as sheltered from the horrors of WWII as almost anyone in the world. Anne could communicate with them, but she couldn't share their safe refuge.

Also, the exhibit recounts a post-war report from one of the last persons to see Anne and her sister, Margot, alive. The witness saw them in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The witness recalled that the last time he saw them-- the sisters were celebrating Chanukah (1944) and singing Yiddish Songs.


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OPRAH'S BACK! The 3rd season of the talk show, "Where Are They Now?," hosted by Oprah Winfrey, begins on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 10PM, on the "OWN" cable network. The first show guests include actress SOLEIL MOON FRYE, 37; singer MICHAEL BOLTON, 60; and actress Lynda "Wonder Woman" Carter, 62.

Frye, whose mother is Jewish, is best known for playing the title role in the hit '80s kid show, "Punky Brewster." She wed film producer JASON GOLDBERG, 40, in a Jewish ceremony in 1998 and the couple have two kids, ages 5 and 8, and they are now expecting a third child. Frye's career now focuses on "home stuff." She has a popular blog on home-related projects; she has a new book out about putting-on kids' parties; and she hosts the OWN "do-it-yourself" show, "Home Simple."

Bolton, who had a string of "blue-eyed soul" hits in the '80s and '90s, rarely talks about being Jewish. However, in 2011, he told "Entertainment Weekly" that he was always a class clown, like ANDY SAMBERG, who he had just made an "SNL" short film with. He said, "Neither one of us had our bar mitzvah because we couldn't take Hebrew school seriously."

Carter, who isn't Jewish, has been married since 1984 to media company exec ROBERT ALTMAN, 65, and their adult son and daughter were bar/bat mitzvah.

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Previously:


Natalie Portman & Jennifer Grey Go to Synagogue Together; Tracing Sephardi Roots; Johansson is Both Sexy & Smart

More Tribe Members Join Cast of New Shows; Josh Charles Gets Married; Movie News

New TV Season: The Jewish Co-stars; Two Really Good New Flicks By Jewish Filmmakers: Don Jon and Enough Said

Emmy Time for MOTs; Oldies that will Make You Smile Again Released!

James Franco Roasted on Comedy Central; Huge Number of Jewish Comedians Featured in NBC Special; Rosanna Arquette Marries a Mensch: Really a Mentch!

Marty Glickman Documentary: Great Jewish Athlete/Sportscaster; Tony Bennett's Daughter Chooses Judaism; The Monaco Royal Family Circus

Liev Schreiber Plays LBJ; Steve Jobs Bio-Pic; Dr. Evil's Son Gets Mean; Pressel Plays Golf for the United States

A Surprise Summer Hit; Natasha Lyonne's Comeback: Does It Mean There's Hope for Amanda Bynes?; Much Sympathy for actress Lea Michele, girlfriend of the late Cory Monteith. But She Isn't Jewish as Many Say

New Adam Sandler Movie Ties Record for Most Jewish Actors; Silverstone Shares Milk; Hebrews Vie for Mets' First Base spot --- Other Baseball News

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin re-discovers her faith: makes speech at synagogue; Humorous web series on re-discovering Judaism; new projects for Liev Schreiber and Zach Braff

Rick Moranis' Jewish Album; A Gandolfini Jewish Connection; Michael Rapaport in New Comedy; Selma Blair Rubs Sheen Wrong; Liev Schreiber on Showtime

'The Voice' Singer's Karaite Background; Brad Pitt Battles Zombies in Israel w/help of Israeli actress; Rachelle Lefevre in Big Movie/Big Mini-Series

JStreisand and Alicia Keys in Israel; "Girls" Stuff; Mel Brooks, Another TV special; Superman (who is Jewish) returns --- Israeli plays his mom

Jewish Contestant on 'The Voice'; Will Smith's 'Jewish movie family'; Bravo Gives Long Island Jews the Jersey Shore Treatment; Magicians and More

Memorial Day: Jews Serving and KIA in War on Terror; Liberace Bio-Pic; Jew Wins "Survivor"; Shalom, Dr. Brothers; More

Jews Inducted into Rock Hall of Fame; Anton Yelchin co-stars in New "Trek" film; Kutcher (but not Kunis) visits Israel; Jewish TV Star Praises Jewish Rap Star

The Great Gatsby's Jewish Ties; Jews in the "Time 100 list" List; People's Most Beautiful Women

Iron Man's Jewish Connections; Marc Maron's New TV Show; Martin Landau Grows Up with Israel; Shalom, Allan Arbus

Jewish Major Leaguers, 2013; New Movies and Comedy Show; Shalom, 'Lumpy' (Leave it to Beaver)

Teen actor Jonah Bobo in New Flick: Hunky James Wolk on Mad Men; Erich Segal's Daughter Writes Prize-Winning Jewish Novel

Jackie Robinson's Friend, Hank Greenberg; CNN's Jake Tapper; Texas County in the News is named for 19thC. Jewish soldier and Congressman

Brad Garrett's New Sit-Com; Soviet Spies; Bar Mitzvah Video Deluxe; Three Guys Who Will be Missed

The Back Story of the Ten Commandments (the film)--including Funny Stuff; Brit TV Dramas with a Jewish Connection

Paul Rudd and Nat Wolff co-star in New Comedy; Al Pacino Plays Phil Spector; Tribe Heavy "Girls"; An Oscar Winner's Orthodox Son

Bonnie Franklin, Valerie Harper; LA mayor's race; Albert Brooks on going to Shul

The Land of Oz's Many Hebrews; Mila Kunis & a "Menschy" Company; Aly Raisman Dances & Jewish Figure Skaters at World Championship

New on the Big Screen, Tube

The Oscars: The Jewish Connection

Jews in the National Hockey League; Possible Start of a Blockbuster Film Series; Star Wars Keep on Comin', Special TV Showing of Schindler's List



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