When David Bowie Was Welcomed to America — by His 'Adoptive' Jewish Family

David Bowie didn’t start his first trip to the United States with a drug-filled party or a wild show, but with a quiet evening at the home of a Maryland Jewish family.

Trailblazing Rabbi Lila Kagedan Should Be Judged by Her Work — Not Title

Sure, it’s important that an Orthodox woman who uses the title rabbi was hired by a synagogue. But ultimately, the title is only a label. More important is the work that she does, and will do.


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Meet the Orthodox Star of Oscar-Nominated 'Son of Saul'

In ‘Son of Saul,’ which has nabbed an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, Geza Rohrig plays a member of the Sonderkommando. The Orthodox actor talks about his encounter with one of the last remaining members of those units in the Nazi death camps.

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