Arts & Life

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Retreat gives young artists new platform to engage with Jewish ideas
BY Michele Alperin/JNS.org
April 3, 2014

Many young Jewish artists struggle to define who they are personally, artistically and religiously. Against the backdrop of that struggle, the recent Asylum Arts International Jewish Artists Retreat provided a space for some 70 young Jewish artists to explore Jewish ideas, to build community and a culture of reciprocity and to learn skills to assist CONTINUE »

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March 27, 2014

It’s often said that the funniest people are really the saddest. But that’s not the case with Modi Rosenfeld, an Israeli-born stand-up comedian who will perform at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts on Sunday, March 30. Going by the stage name of Modi, Rosenfeld is actually a very happy guy. It seems he’s also CONTINUE »

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From battle with injuries, new basketball training tool is born
BY Jacob Kamaras/JNS.org
March 27, 2014

When he was sidelined by injuries during his time as a professional basketball player in Israel, Tamir Goodman’s mind was still in the game. “Specifically during that time when I wasn’t playing, I was spending my time in rehab, but I’d go to every game, I’d go to every practice, and I’d study if there CONTINUE »

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To delight of locavores, locally grown matzah on the rise
BY Talia Lavin, JTA
March 27, 2014

NEW YORK — In their small farmhouse bakery in Vermont, Doug Freilich and Julie Sperling work around the clock producing matzah in the period preceding Passover — a matzah that feels ancient and modern at once. Using a mix of grain they grow on their own farm and wheat sourced from other local farmers, the CONTINUE »

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For Stan Fischler, it’s all about the game — and Israel, too
BY Hillel Kutler, JTA
March 20, 2014

As the Boston Bruins buzz the Islanders net throughout the opening period of a game at the Nassau Coliseum, Stan Fischler is standing 10 feet behind the Plexiglas to the left of New York goaltender Kevin Poulin. Fischler, a hockey broadcaster for four decades, can feel the rattling boards of forechecking Bruins. There’s no place CONTINUE »