Arts & Culture

Vex 21st season begins with Neil Simon comedy

The Sheldon Vexler Theatre’s 21st season begins in August with Neil Simon’s comedy, God’s Favorite….

JCC presents comedy film

The Barshop JCC will present a screening of Avi Liberman’s documentary, Land of Milk and…

The Dayan Family visits San Antonio area children and seniors to bring Israeli musical spirit

Commemorating the week of Israeli Independence, Western Galilee acclaimed singer, Israel Dayan, along with his…

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Top International Stories for Today

  • It’s Ashkenazi vs. Sephardi Jews in this take on ‘Romeo and Juliet’
    NEW YORK (JTA) — A new production of “Romeo and Juliet” puts a Jewish spin on the classic Shakespearean love story. Produced by Paris-born opera singer David Serero, the musical is set in Jerusalem and imagines an Ashkenazi Juliet falling in love with a Sephardi Romeo, to the dismay of… Read more »
  • Director of Berlin Jewish Museum resigns over tweet linking pro-BDS story
    (JTA) — The director of Berlin’s Jewish Museum has resigned a week after the museum tweeted a link to a pro-BDS story. Peter Schaefer announced in a statement from the museum Friday that he would resign “to avert further damage from the Jewish Museum Berlin.” Monika Grutters, the chairwoman of… Read more »
  • Germany is accused of downplaying anti-Semitic attacks by Muslims
    (JTA) — The annual al-Quds Day march in Berlin is often cited as a prime example of the rise of so-called new anti-Semitism in Europe: hatred of Jews in connection with Israel, often by people from Muslim societies. Despite attempts by organizers in recent years to suppress some expressions of anti-Semitism, the… Read more »
  • Swastika graffiti found on Argentine Holocaust memorial
    (JTA) — A swastika was spray-painted on a Holocaust memorial in the northeastern Argentine city of Resistencia. The Monument to Humanity commemorates, among other victims, Irene Schwimmer de Korytnicki, the last survivor of the Holocaust who lived in the capital of the Chaco region. She died this year. On Wednesday,… Read more »
  • Lindsey Graham, a Trump confidant, insists on two-state solution
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a top foreign policy Republican, says he sees no viable peace outcome except for two states, one for Israel and one for the Palestinians. That puts him at odds with his party platform, the Trump administration and Israel’s government. Graham in an interview… Read more »
  • Liberal pro-Israel groups accuse Israeli envoy of politicizing US support of Israel
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — An off-the-record speech by Israel’s ambassador to Washington noting gaps in support for Israel between Republicans and Democrats drew rebukes from the liberal wing of the pro-Israel community, accusing Ron Dermer of politicizing support for Israel. Dermer was addressing a Republican Jewish Coalition leadership meeting in Washington,… Read more »
  • Argentina removes ambassador to Haiti from post over tweet that angered Jewish groups
    (JTA) — Argentina removed its ambassador to Haiti from his post over a tweet that angered Jewish groups earlier this month. On Argentina’s National Army Day, Pedro Von Eyken tweeted: “Today is the Day of the Argentine Army, that of General José de San Martín and many others who gave… Read more »