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Jul 2, 2018, 11:10 AM
The Judeo-Spanish origin of sugar cane
In February, just before the Symposium, I had very good news: The Royal Spanish Academy has recognized Judeo-Spanish as an official Spanish language. It will be included in the international dictionary of the Spanish language. This took place 525...
Jun 20, 2018, 9:06 PM
Homecoming of the Ecole des Vitebsk: Analyses of the Arrivals, Departure Exhibition
Ecole des Vitebsk: The Paradox of the Ecole des Paris There is needless to say that curatorial-wise, Dr Perry was working with fantastic material: tens of works of the artists from the Ecole des Paris, many of them had...
Jun 18, 2018, 10:30 PM
Quand Méme, Despite Everything: Introduction to the new exhibition at the Hecht Museum
Homage to Homage, Heart to Heart The Arrivals, Departures exhibition opened in early June at the Hecht Museum at the University of Haifa is a gem from several points of view: it is a fine presentation of not so widely...
Jun 15, 2018, 11:45 PM
The Zionist’s Guide to the World Cup–Day 2
The ongoing misery that is the 2018 FIFA World Cup continued unabated today in Russia, as Iranian hopes were lifted by a last minute header by a substitute. Iran bested Morocco, 1-nil. There are some who contend that this may...
Jun 15, 2018, 8:31 AM
The Zionist’s Guide to the World Cup — Day 1
Now that the 2018 World Cup is upon us, the perennial question must be asked, to wit: "Is it good for the Jews?" In general, the answer to this question with respect to this year's edition of the world's...
Jun 6, 2018, 8:20 PM
Game of Thrones: An Allegory for the Middle East?
Much has been made of the hit HBO television show, “Game of Thrones,” being based off of medieval European history. Indeed, some suggest that the Lannisters and Starks are based off of the Lancaster and York Houses from the...
Jun 6, 2018, 7:02 PM
Remembering Lebanon — Purity of Arms
The soldier shall make use of his weaponry and power only for the fulfillment of the mission and solely to the extent required; he will maintain his humanity even in combat. The soldier shall not employ his weaponry and...
May 23, 2018, 12:24 AM
Israel’s Morality of Survival
Israel's very existence is, historically-speaking, an improbability. To say that Israel exists still feels, seventy years after its declaration of independence, like the modern resurfacing of some long-submerged ancient mythical realm, Atlantis say. It is the rebirth of a...
May 7, 2018, 3:18 PM
What were the 250 signatories of the French manifesto smoking?
In a manifesto published on April 22, about 250 (some claim 300) French personalities in various fields of endeavour, politicians and celebrities in the entertainment world, as well as, three imams and one Mufti, condemned what they called "the...
May 4, 2018, 10:36 PM
"Risiera di San Sabba is a five-storey brick-built compound located in Trieste, northern Italy, that functioned during World War II as a Nazi concentration camp for the detention and killing of political prisoners, and a transit camp for Jews, most of whom were then deported to Auschwitz. SS...