Without the scrappy Jewish nightclub owner Billy Rose, there may never have been a movie called “Casablanca,” which premiered 76 years ago today.
(JTA) — King Mohammed VI of Morocco attended the rededication of the Ettedgui Synagogue in Casablanca. The synagogue and the adjacent El Mellah Museum, which retraces Jewish history in Morocco, were reopened Friday. They were restored as part of the second phase of a government program aimed at rehabilitating Casablanca’s old city. A government grant of…
It’s like the beginning of a Jewish joke: A young boy obsessed with the statistics in “The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract,” and with creating rosters on the old Apple II computer game MicroLeague Baseball, grows up to become the general manager of not one but two major league baseball teams.
(JTA) – Two Moroccan Jews were killed in Casablanca in what police said was a crime motivated by greed, but which some media said may have had a racist element. The victims of the killing on July 3 were Sam Toledano and Vicky Chetrit, a couple based in the coastal city, the online edition of Le360…
After visiting Vilnius and Casablanca within days of each other, Jonathan Katz takes us on a tour of their very different Jewish museums — and tells us which is more powerful.
Two key turning points took place last week in the slippery slope to Israel’s growing international isolation, J.J. Goldberg writes. And then there was a third that is — um — a load of crap.
The rabbi of the Jewish community in Casablanca, Morocco, was beaten allegedly because of Israel’s Gaza operation.
The Museum of Moroccan Judaism, one of the only institutions of its kind in the Arab world, was reopened in Casablanca after months of renovations.
“Escape,” an exciting World War II-era anti-isolationist thriller and romance, was released to great acclaim nearly 70 years ago, but for years has been difficult to get a hold of. Fortunately, the film, which anticipated “Casablanca,” snuck quietly onto DVD last April.