With Grant to Museum, Greek Immigrant’s Story Continues

Thanks to a new grant, the vibrant spirit of 14-year-old Victoria Confino, a Greek Sephardic Jew who immigrated to the United States in 1916, will continue to be a part of Manhattan’s Lower East Side Tenement Museum.

A Comedy of Biblical Proportions

Following in the footsteps of Mel Brooks and Monty Python, a top Israeli comedy troupe is turning its attention to the Bible.

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The Pixies Cancel Israel Concert

The Pixies in 1988 sang about being “stuck … out here on the Gaza Strip” in the song “River Euphrates,” but the alternative rock band has canceled a planned concert in Israel after an international outcry over the May 31 flotilla raid.

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Pocketing The Dough

Wars over the best New York bagel have likely ensued since the first Jewish immigrants arrived in lower Manhattan. “Zabar’s!” some Jewish families shout about where to buy their Sunday brunch bagels. “Absolute Bagels!” No, “H & H Bagels!”

Forward Wins Two Awards

The Forward has been honored with Deadline Club awards for excellence in reporting and opinion writing for articles published in the Jewish national weekly newspaper in 2009.

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