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The Schmooze

Out and About: Third-Generation Holocaust Literature; Whither the Israel Philharmonic?

  • A Holocaust-themed video game called “Sonderkommando Revolt,” based on a 1944 uprising at Auschwitz, has been withdrawn.

  • Chibi Vision, “your new favorite science fiction hip-hop boy band” talks about the Jewish love-hate for Christmas.

  • The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, but what does its future hold?

  • LABA, a Jewish house of study for culture-makers at New York’s 14th Street Y, has come out with the second edition of its journal on the never-boring theme of Eros. Contents include Forward-contributor Elissa Strauss on Lilith, the “world’s very first woman on top,” Ruby Nadar on Eve and the serpent, and Stephen Hazan Arnoff on what happens when you invite women into rock and roll’s boy’s club.

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