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Out and About: Jewish Winners at the Oscars; Arguing for Modigliani

  • Actress Natalie Portman and writers David Seidler and Aaron Sorkin were among the winners at last night’s Academy Awards. Also, the Israeli documentary “Strangers No More” took home the prize for best short documentary.

  • “Zenga Zenga,” An Israel video lampooning Muammar Gaddafi, has gone viral.

  • A new biography argues for the continuing relevance of Amedeo Modigliani.

  • The National Post talks to Forward contributor Michael Kaminer about “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women.”

  • The latest issue of Jewish Fiction .net is out.

  • “God’s Optimism” by Yehoshua November, reviewed in the Forward here, is a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

  • Czech-Jewish author and Holocaust survivor Anost Lustig has died.

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