Isaac Bashevis Singer at home | Photo: Al Sundel

Heartaches & limitations: A portrait of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Parts of this feature about Polish-born Jewish author Isaac Bashevis Singer first appeared in the now-defunct Partisan Review, under the title “Heartaches and Limitations: Isaac Bashevis Singer.” The piece is written by New York-based writer Al Sundel who knew Singer personally. Singer was a leading figure in the Yiddish literary movement. He believed there was […]

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Prof. Efraim Inbar

INTO THE FRAY: “Mowing the lawn” won’t cut it – My challenge to BESA

By MARTIN SHERMAN By avoiding confrontations in which Israel can win, Israeli governments risk backing the country into a confrontation which it cannot win. Israelis have gradually come to realize that at present the Palestinians are neither a partner for comprehensive peace nor capable of establishing a viable state…The Palestinian Authority has no intention of […]

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Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder Dead: ‘Blazing Saddles’ Star Was 83

By Richard Natale Jewish actor Gene Wilder, (Jerome Silberman) who starred in “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein” and “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” died Monday at 83. Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday […]

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Félix Bonfils (1831-1885): Birket, Eretz Yisrael, in late 1800s.

Op-ed: Estate planning 101

Op-ed: Estate planning 101 Written in the form of a ‘mashal’ or parable, this extended allegory about disputed land draws a comparison between two feuding brothers, Ishmael and Isaac,  Arabs and Jews – a similitude that is implied but never made explicit. By Steve Zeff While studying the subject of estate planning for my CFP […]

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