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Lior Raz, co-creator and star of the Israeli drama series Fauda. Photo: David Zimand.
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‘I wanted to talk about the price those warriors are paying’ By Michael Fraiman, The Canadian Jewish News For three years, Fauda has been a slow-growing international hit. The Israeli serial drama — available on Netflix — is about Israel’s mista’arvim, counterterrorism units trained to infiltrate local Arab populations. Now

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Elad Kabilio
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In addition to hearing from Fauda co-creator and lead actor Lior Raz at the Jewish Federation Presidents Dinner on June 3, guests will also listen to music performed by New York-based Israeli cellist Elad Kabilio. The music director of Ballet Next in New York since 2011, Kabilio teaches at Manhattan

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A scene from the second season of Fauda. Photo: Ronen Akerman/YES.
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More than 50 entertainment industry executives have signed a letter in support of Netflix, after the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel threatened a lawsuit over its distribution of the Israeli drama series Fauda. The show focuses on a commando unit of the Israeli Defense Forces whose members embed

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Survivor Sam Heider’s Bar Mitzvah at Beth Jacob was covered by ABC News.
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ABC World News covers surprise event  Sam Heider’s children told him they were hosting a Kiddush luncheon in honor of his 94th birthday after morning services at Beth Jacob Congregation on March 24. But Heider still couldn’t understand why so many people filled Beth Jacob’s main sanctuary on that Shabbat

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Sonia Warshawski in the documentary Big Sonia
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By Elissa Einhorn, J. The Jewish News of Northern California Sonia Warshawski never spoke about her life while her children were growing up. Regina, Morrie, and Debbie never heard about the girl from Miedzyrzec, Poland, who was 13 years old when the war broke out. They never heard about a

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A scene from the docudrama The Invisibles. Photo: Peter Hartwig.
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Movie Review By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer What did it take to survive the Holocaust as a Jew in supposedly Jew-free Berlin? Spur-of-the-moment decisions. A sixth sense for imminent danger. Practiced bravado. A blonde dye job. Razor-sharp instincts. Fake papers. A lucky break. Seven thousand Jews

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An Act of Defiance recreates Bram Fischer’s exploits as lead defense attorney for the Rivonia Trial. Photo: Menemsha Films.
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Movie Review By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Bram Fischer is one of the great Jewish heroes of the 20th century, yet he is not widely remembered outside his native South Africa. A documentary aired on South African television in 2007, Love, Communism, Revolution & Rivonia: Bram

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Fresh rhubarb and strawberries on a wooden underground
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By Leah Koenig, thenosher.com Blintzes are most often described in relation to other foods. They are like pancakes but thinner, like Russian blini except without the yeast, or like crepes, just folded a little differently. Still, blintzes are a delicacy all their own. Originally from the Ukraine, fillings like cheese,

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Samuel Dorf will be promoted to the rank of associate professor of music with tenure at the University of Dayton, where he teaches music history. Sam is a musicologist and dance historian. His book, Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance in

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Candace R. Kwiatek
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The Bible: Wisdom Literature A New Series By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer During my search for Passover vinegar to make fresh horseradish, I was asked, “Why is Passover vinegar different from everyday kosher vinegar? And what about Passover wine — isn’t wine fermented like yeast bread? And how

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