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yascha mounk at the harvard book store


Yascha Mounk reading from his book Stranger in my own country; at the Harvard book store.

Jewish Gator Nation – Vision for the Future – Chabad at UF


A film highlighting the past and promoting the vision for the future for Chabad at UF. Debuted at the 2012 Gala in Aventura, FL.

The Foundation for the Jewish Gator Nation – 352-336-5877 –

Israeli and Palestinian Cinema Part 1 | The New School

Israeli and Palestinian Cinema Part 2 | The New School



Israeli and Palestinian Cinema: Shaping Memory and Imagining the Future

Scholar Ella Habiba Shohat and curator Rasha Salti discuss the new edition of Shohat’s seminal book Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation (Library of Modern Middle Eastern Studies, 2010). This conversation is punctuated by brief excerpts from Palestinian films produced in Israel, and diasporic films that address the contested geography of Israel/Palestine. When it first appeared in 1989, this book shaped a new paradigm for critical discussion in Israel of “national cinema” and the Zionist master narrative. Israeli Cinema: East/West and the Politics of Representation explores cinema as a productive site of national culture. Taking its cue from the coincidental emergence of Zionism and the cinema around the same time, the book deconstructs the movement by considering the role that cinema has played in the “invention” of the Jewish nation. The book provoked a stormy public debate when it was translated into Hebrew. Rethinking the Eurocentric imaginary of East versus West, Shohat highlights the paradoxes of an anomalous national/colonial project, addressing issues such as the ambivalence toward the geographies of East and West; the Sabra as negation of the Diaspora Jew; the iconography of the land of Israel as a denial of Palestine; the narrative role of the good Arab and the limits of positive image analysis; and the oxymoronic place allotted to Arab-Jews/Mizrahim within an orientalist historical and social discourse.

The new edition includes an extensive postscript about the book’s original reception. It looks at the inscription of the Arab-Jewish memory of Muslim spaces, and reflects on the Palestinian narration of the Nakba within a revisionist cinema that actively constructs an audio-visual archive.

Ella Habiba Shohat is a professor of cultural studies and Middle Eastern studies at New York University. Rasha Salti is the former creative director and film programmer of Arte East. Presented in collaboration with Arte East.

Hosted by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics

*Location: Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor – Monday, October 03, 2011 6:30 p.m.

“The New School” “New School University” “New School” “Vera List Center” arts “The New School for Public Engagement” cinema film Israel Palestine political”middle Eastern Studies” “Cultural Studies” “Ella Habiba Shohat” “Rasha Salti” “Arte East”

Mea Shearim e Bnei Brak

Jerusalem Through Music – Intro


Videos of live music on the streets of Jerusalem.
Taste different styles, views, scenes and seasons.
More to come on:

Simcha Leiner Album Cover Released – Jewish Music Report

Jewish Music Report ⋅ Jewish Music Reporter
It’s been a while since there has been this much anticipation for a newcomers debut album in Jewish Music. You have to go back to the years when we 

24th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival Box Office Records Reach a New High

The Festival showcased over 60 of the best contemporary Jewish themed films from around the world celebrating life, human rights, and freedom of 

Shmita 5775 – Restoring the soul of an ancient tradition

Around the world, Shmita is becoming a focus for Jews concerned with the links between social justice, environmental responsibility and Jewish life.

Improving Lithuania’s understanding of the Holocaust

Three events took place this weekend which reflect the ambiguities of contemporaryJewish life in the Baltics and particularly in Lithuania, the largest 

Educating A New Generation

Beyond AJC, Schleifer is also actively involved in other areas of Westchester’sJewish life and community service. She’s currently president of Bet

Birthright Prayers

Tonight, we’re headed to the Moishe House of Jerusalem, a vibrant center of diverse Jewish life for secular and religious, leftist and rightist young 

Marin Jewish programs receive grant funding

The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin  grants to Marin programs focused on connecting families to Jewish life.


They Insult Our Rabbis, and We Remain Silent’

“In all our efforts to appease the hareidi community and show that we care about theTorah learning of the hareidi world (even those who don’t actually 

Juxtaposition of Shabbat to Mishkan

Perhaps the greatest manifestation of human creativity in the Torah is the building of the Mishkan which required human mastery over every creation.

103 Torah scrolls from Hungary found in Russia

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Jewish leaders say they have found 103Torah scrolls taken from Hungary during the Holocaust in a Russian ..

Shabbat in an hour

My house, apparently, smells of grandmothers’ kitchens, of childhood homes during the Jewish holidays, of favorite relatives visited long ago: my 

Choreographing A New Purim Story

Jewish holidays typically dramatize the struggles of men — Abraham being commanded to sacrifice his son, Moses trying to persuade Pharaoh to let 

Jewish American Ice Dancer and Partner Win Gold at Sochi

Jewish American Ice Dancer and Partner Win Gold at Sochi  and Charlie was raised in a secular home, according to the Detroit Jewish News.

German Recluse Launches Website on ‘Nazi Art’ Trove

Cornelius Gurlitt, German man suspected of hoarding 1,400 works of art taken fromJews by the Nazis, launches site about the trove. By AFP and Arutz 

Condition of Leading Rabbi Deteriorating

 Psalms will help him,” a family member reportedly told the news outlet. Mass prayer sessions are currently being held in synagogues across Israel 

Jewish Student Union hosts Israel Week to promote cultural understanding on campus

The Jewish Student Union will host a series of events for Israel week to promote cultural awareness on campus. (Photo courtesy of acroll via Flickr 

Manheim to share passion for service at Mega Event

“It’s important to me that my son is turning 13, and this event is really about his Jewish identity, and how he feels connected, and not so much about 

Armenian Physician Honored by Israel for Saving Jews during Holocaust

Next year, on 2015, various events will be organized all over the world in  During the event, the head of the Jewish community Rima Varjapetyan … 

West Hartford’s Crown Supermarket plans to close after 70+ years

Posted:Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:03:40 +0000
By Judie Jacobson WEST HARTFORD — For Hartford native Sherry Haller, going to the Crown Supermarket with her parents was like going to a kiddush after Shabbat services. “It was… Read more »

The Valentine’s Day Dilemma

Posted:Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:33:09 +0000
Should Jews celebrate Valentine’s Day? By Judie Jacobson   No, Valentine’s Day was not created by Hallmark and assorted candy companies for the sole purpose of selling cards and sweets…. Read more »

Conversation with Dr. Ron Wolfson

Posted:Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:15:27 +0000
“We need to ask…what strategies are we using to engage people in our institutions, and how can we shift the shape of Jewish engagement?” By Cindy Mindell   Eight months… Read more »

Israel Uncovered – Two CT campus leaders experience the diversity of the Jewish state

Posted:Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:03:32 +0000
By Cindy Mindell   What is the best way to foster young Israel advocates? For the campus-based David Project, the key is not only within the Jewish student community, but… Read more »

Spotlight on Ms. Connecticut Senior America

Posted:Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:47:13 +0000
By Stacey Dresner   On Feb. 13, an audience at the Fairfield Senior Center was entertained by Ruth Harcovitz, performing “A Musical Valentine: Love Songs in Many Different Styles.” But… Read more »

Boycott or opportunity? You can’t have both

Posted:Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:34:51 +0000
By Ben Cohen/   There is a smug sense of “I told you so” about much of the recent commentary concerning the challenge that Israel faces from the Boycott, Divestment… Read more »

Time for Science

Posted:Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:21:46 +0000
Rogow Middle School students at the Solomon Schechter Day School in West Hartford wowed Jewish community leaders with their science projects, on display at the school’s recent STEM Science Fair…. Read more »

The Chanukah Connection

Posted:Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:11:15 +0000
The Jewish Student Connection (JSC) club at Norwalk High School celebrated Chanukah in November with a game of dreidel.  In addition to Norwalk, JSC has clubs at Masuk High School… Read more »

Little Blessings

Posted:Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:08:34 +0000
Kindergarteners at the Yeshiva K’tana of Waterbury showed off their knowledge of the brachos – blessings – at the school’s recent Brachos Fair.  After singing a song about each of… Read more »

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