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Out and About: Jews and 9/11; 'Old Mother' Mandelbaum

  • Smithsonian Mag revisits the life and crimes of one of the Lower East Side’s most notorious criminals, “Old Mother” Mandelbaum.

  • Yahoo! News spotlights the Ger Mandolin Orchestra.

  • Adam Kirsch reflects on the lingering anti-Semitic associations of 9/11.

  • A Jewish life insurance salesman has unveiled a four-tonne steel statue in memory of 9/11 in London’s Battersea Park.

  • Edward Rothstein surveys the full range of 9/11 commemorations.

  • Lviv is getting rid of its last traces of Jewish life.

  • Daphne Merkin reviews Steve Semberg’s “The Emperor of Lies,” a novelistic exploration of reviled Lodz Ghetto leader Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski.

  • Neil Diamond is among the recipients of this year’s John F. Kennedy Honors.

  • Experimental filmmaker George Kuchar has died.

  • Socalled unveils his latest album September 10 at DROM. Read The Arty Semite’s review here.

  • Mark your calendars for the Forward’s next Jewish Art for the New Millennium performance on September 18, featuring Marc Ribot, Ammiel Alcalay and Jessica Lurie at The Living Theater.

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