Josh Tapper


Should the Holocaust Get Preferential Treatment?

By Josh Tapper

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Should Holocaust Get Special Treatment at Canada Rights Museum?

By Josh Tapper

Should Holocaust Get Special Treatment at Canada Rights Museum?
On the fourth floor of the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, visitors will find a gallery called “Examining the Holocaust,” which is devoted entirely to the story and lessons of the Shoah.Read More


Israeli Film Goes Inside Haredi Love Affair

By Josh Tapper

Israeli Film Goes Inside Haredi Love Affair
It seems certain that even the most scrupulous secular observer of the contemporary ultra-Orthodox experience, anywhere on the planet, will not have been privy to the intimacy and profound declarations of feeling and affection on display in “Fill the Void,” the daring, devastating debut from female Hasidic filmmaker Rama Burshtein.Read More


Life After Duke Basketball: Jon Scheyer Signs With Maccabi Tel Aviv

By Josh Tapper

Life After Duke Basketball: Jon Scheyer Signs With Maccabi Tel Aviv
After much speculation from those who keep tabs on domestic Jewish basketball stars (Lord knows there are few), Jon Scheyer, the former Duke University guard who guided the Blue Devils to the 2010 NCAA championship, has signed with the Israeli powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv.Read More


Monday Music: Has Socalled Left the Jewish Scene?

By Josh Tapper

Monday Music: Has Socalled Left the Jewish Scene?
Maybe it was only a matter of time before Socalled, the frizzy-haired, klezmer hip-hop hipster, tried to sidestep his ever-expanding identity as a “Jewish artist.” The arbiters of Jewish cultural identity go to great lengths to rope in the eclectic and the original, and a klezmer hip-hopper is a no-brainer. But no one wants to be pigeonholed.Read More



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