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‘Klinghoffer’ ticket-holders talk back

by Raffi Wineburg, JTA

12 hours ago

Protest of "Klinghoffer" outside of NY Met. Photo courtesy JTA

By now, the complaints of those protesting the Metropolitan Opera’s staging of “The Death of Klinghoffer” are well known.

The production—depicting the 1985 of the Italian cruise ship... read full article

  • Zionist leader Kalman Sultanik dies at 97

    JTA

    13 hours ago

    Kalman Sultanik, a Zionist leader and former vice president of the World Jewish Congress, has died.

    Sultanik, who also was a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council and president of the Federation of Polish Jews, died Sunday in New York. He was 97.

    He was a member of the...

  • Jack the Ripper not necessarily Jewish

    by Julie Wiener, JTA

    13 hours ago

    You can rest easy. Turns out Jack the Ripper might not have been Jewish after all.

    “Naming Jack the Ripper,” a book published in September, identified the 19th-century London serial killer as Aaron Kosminski, a 23-year-old Jewish immigrant barber. Authored by Russell Edwards, an...

  • Hoops guru David Thorpe connects with players on and off the court

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    14 hours ago

    Rodney Glasgow catches a pass, pivots, takes one dribble and lays the ball in the basket.

    David Thorpe, Glasgow’s coach and trainer for a couple of weeks this summer, steps in to offer some pointers, instructing the former Virginia Military Institute guard to look up after making...

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  • Israeli-American ‘Big Brother’ star wins Jewish Moscow beauty pageant

    JTA

    15 hours ago

    Linor Shefer, an Israeli-American reality television star who was born in Ukraine, won Moscow’s first Miss Jewish Star beauty pageant.

    Shefer, a former contender on the Israeli version of “Big Brother,” beat 19 other contestants on Sunday in Moscow’s Metropol Hotel, according to...

  • Hundreds protest Met Opera’s ‘Klinghoffer’ opening in N.Y.

    JTA

    15 hours ago

    Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Metropolitan Opera House in New York to protest the opening performance of “The Death of Klinghoffer.”

    Protesters were joined on Monday by several high-profile figures including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former New...

  • Rudy Giuliani among N.Y. pols to protest Met’s ‘Death of Klinghoffer’

    JTA

    1 day ago

    Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be among several New York politicians who are expected to protest at the premiere of “The Death of Klinghoffer” at the New York Metropolitan Opera House.

    Among the politicians expected to join the rally are Reps. Eliot Engel and Peter King along...

  • Margo Howard dishes on her four marriages, three of them Jewish

    by Julie Wiener, JTA

    6 days ago

    When your mother is the world’s most famous advice columnist you wouldn’t think you’d have to learn any lesson the hard way. But Margo Howard — daughter of the late Ann Landers and the niece of Landers’ twin sister Dear Abby (née Esther and Pauline Friedman) — had to marry four...

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