Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
By:
Heather Porter, JTA
Since Jewish film festivals in the United States were launched in the 1980s, the field has grown dramatically. Estimates vary, and depend to a degree on what qualifies as a film festival, but the total number ranges from 60 to well over 100 across the country.
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By:
Steve North, JTA
Newsman Steve North recalls meeting with family of Jack Ruby — a volatile man with a penchant for violence in the face of anti-Jewish slurs.
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By:
Ira Stoll
As the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination approaches, the author of a book about JFK explains why Jews have their own special reasons to mourn.
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By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
Saul Kagan, the founder and a longtime chief of the Claims Conference, died Saturday at age 91.
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Susan Galloway refused to sing Christmas carols as a grade-school student in Illinois. Today she’s fighting to outlaw prayer at town board meetings.
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