Monthly Archives: March 2009

Idan Raichel Project: Building Bridges

By Bob C. Young Boston Herald Idan Raichel joined the military and found peace. That solace moved him to make music that celebrates an Israel unknown to much of the world: a melting pot of nationalities, cultures and musical ideas. … Continue reading

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Y-Love? Why Not!

Yo! Oy! It’s global hip-hop, Orthodox Jewish style By Christian Taske His religious friends know him as Yitzchak Jordan. His hip-hop fans call him Y-Love. How does a black, Orthodox Jewish rapper straddle two opposing cultures? Walking through Brooklyn’s Borough … Continue reading

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The Search for India’s Bene Israel

Going home again, to Jewish Bombay By Allison Hoffman, Jerusalem Post As a small child growing up outside Boston, filmmaker Sadia Shepard felt torn between two cultures: the WASP Episcopalianism of her father’s family in Colorado and the more exotic … Continue reading

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Obama’s Rabbi Relation

By Julie G. Fax Capers Funnye has a lot in common with his cousin-in-law, Barack Obama: They have both shattered longstanding barriers and are both committed to reaching across traditional divides. But there is a major difference, Funnye said. “Barack … Continue reading

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