“Texts — which always come through WhatsApp, the app beloved by most of Israel — can also seem warm, at least in comparison with America.”
Though given short shrift in too much mainstream conversation, imaginative filmmaking continues to thrive, even in this unusually benighted year.
American and Israeli Jews no longer agree on what constitutes anti-Semitism — or where it comes from.
“My formula is the maximum amount of land with the minimum amount of Palestinians,” he told me when we spoke last week.
The recent wedding of Carnegie Hall’s Sir Clive Gillinson and Anya Deutsch was underscored by the theme to “Schindler’s List.” Is that kosher?
“It makes me sad that stereotypes abound and influence how we choose to celebrate a holiday that ultimately is about religious freedom.”
“I want the Jewish people and our people to see that there are very good relationships between us.”
Born Jacob Julius Garfinkel to Russian Jewish parents, John Garfield was at once ahead of the curve and decidedly a creature of his time.
“Every dollar counts,” said one rabbi.
The public use of Jewish vernacular did not begin with the Pittsburgh attack, but suddenly, it was embedded in the discourse, elevated.