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This unconventional Holocaust film was the cause of great controversy when it first opened in Poland. The contemporary drama follows two brothers who seek to uncover the role their village played in the war and decimation of the Jewish community — and the truth is more painful than they anticipated.—Tues., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. $11/$9 members. JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., (646) 505-5708, jccmanhattan.org.
Visiting Tempio Maggiore choir introduces world to the melting pot of Italian Jewish music.
Special To The Jewish Week
When it was home to the greatest empire the world had yet known, it was said that all roads led to Rome. To build that empire meant sending the city’s sons across much of the known world, yet at least one group remained there unmoved, despite a history of (not always voluntary) wandering.
‘Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam’ at New York Public Library:
The joy, and the complexity, of text.
One approaches “Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam,” a new exhibit of religious texts at The New York Public Library, with caution. The animating idea might cause you to roll your eyes at its surface naiveté: at a time of heightened tensions among Muslims, Jews and Christians, the curators suggest we should emphasize what we all share in common.
Calling in an Israeli air strike may not be your first thought for bar or bat mitzvah party preparation. But the popularity of aviation history is growing, as evidenced by enhanced exhibits at the Intrepid and the Cradle of Aviation museums here. So Long Islander and Israel-native Arye Sachs is hoping his expanding fleet of vintage aircraft and cockpits, which he has salvaged and faithfully restored, will add an adventurous touch to kids’ celebrations.
If you like conversation pieces that express your Zionism as well as interest in space and geology, consider this: The Bonham's Natural History Auction, to be held here April 11, will feature a quarter-pound chunk of a meteorite in the shape of Israel.
It may not qualify as objet d'art, or take on the religious aura of the recently auctioned grilled cheese sandwich with the Virgin Mary's image, but the rock has some historic significance, says its owner, Darryl Pitt.