Published on Aug 22, 2013
After being banned in French schools, religious symbols could now be banned in universities. France’s High Council for Integration is calling for students to remove their headscarves, skullcaps and crucifixes in a bid to reduce tensions that some say are compromising the country’s secular values. The Muslim community has seen the proposals as an attack on their religious freedom.
Jewish Artists – The Influence of Exiles | Arts 21
Uploaded on Nov 13, 2011
It’s well known that many Jewish scientists and artists fled Nazi Germany. Less well known is their cultural influence in the countries that took them in. A major study by the Moses Mendelssohn Center in Potsdam focuses on just that. We spoke with the Center’s Director, Julius H. Schoeps.
Oct 5, 2011
Religion researchers estimate that one third to one half of all marriages in the United States are between people of different faiths. Interfaith marriage can present a particular challenge for Jews, who are already inter-marrying at a higher rate than other faiths. As Jews prepare to observe Yom Kippur, their holiest day of the year, on October 8, our reporter went to an interfaith congregation in a suburb of Washington.
On the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day Israel has held a ceremony at the country’s official memorial site of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
Survivors lit six torches representing the 6 million Jews killed in the concentration camps.
In his address Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked if the lessons of the Holocaust had been learnt.
” Every civilised person in the world; all those who say they learned the lessons of the Holocaust need to condemn clearly and unequivocally those who call for the destruction of the Jewish state.”
“Miral,” a new film by acclaimed director Julian Schnabel, is based on a book by Palestinian author Rula Jebreal. It chronicles the lives of four Palestinian women – from 1948 when the state of Israel was created to the 1990s. Through the four women, and especially Miral, the youngest, the film tells the story of the ongoing Israeli – Palestinian conflict. Director Julian Schnabel, a Jewish American, looks at that conflict through Palestinian eyes and that has sparked controversy among Jews in America. VOA’s Penelope Poulou has more.
(spoken) Baby, you got my heart racing. Haven’t felt this way since my Bat Mitzvah day. Now I’m a woman, ready for a Festival of Nights. I’ll hot oil you up and dance like a whore-a. You might think this is a one-night stand, but I’mma make it last for 8…at least…
I’m feeling cold this winter
In the dark romantically
Christmas was okay this year, but Hanukkah’s lonely
Every night I spin my dreidel
But I’m never satisfied
I need Jew in my life