Puerto Rican vs. Jew: Cotto-Foreman Fight a Throwback to Ethnic Matchups

When Yuri Foreman meets Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium this June, boxers representing two of New York’s largest ethnic groups will face off in a fight sure to excite Jewish and Puerto Rican fans.

Hebrew, the Sexy Language

Sexy people speak their own language — and it’s Hebrew, according to America’s top movie.

Beastie Boy’s Holocaust Endeavor

An utterly perplexing piece of Nazi propaganda is unearthed in Israeli director Yael Hersonski’s documentary, “A Film Unfinished.” The movie tells the story of a 62-minute propaganda film, created by the Nazis, of the Warsaw Ghetto only months before it was evacuated in 1942.

A Webzine Worth Mentschen

It used to be that women, to paraphrase Virginia Woolf, needed to have a room of their own, to carve space out of a male-dominated world in which to find and share their own voices. Today, it seems, men need a room, as well. So the Conservative movement’s Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs has started a Web magazine, Mentschen.org, to provide those with a Y chromosome a safe place to explore important issues in their lives.

The Kibbutz at 100

The kibbutz, one of the grand social and economic experiments of the past century, was once a symbol of a liberal, humanistic Israel. Today, the kibbutzim, in their 100th year, have been profoundly transformed, and the face of Israel is a different kind of settlement — the West Bank settlement that seeks to build “facts on the ground” from a biblical perspective. The pendulum of Zionism, which was once weighted heavily toward a socialist-Zionist perspective, has shifted to a right-wing Zionism.

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