Manischewitz All-Star gives former finalists a second chance.
Food and Wine Editor
It was a second chance at success last Thursday as five previous finalists of the annual Manischewitz Cook-Off returned to Manhattan’s Jewish Community Center to compete in an hour-long cooking competition judged by representatives from magazines such as Saveur and Good Housekeeping.
In the face of opposition to plans to perform an Israeli playwright’s work exploring allegations of a 1948 Israeli massacre of Arabs, a Washington, D.C. theater backed by the federation there has revised its plans for the project, according to the Washington Jewish Week.
Bid against JCC in Manhattan film festival part of disturbing trend.
Editor And Publisher
Theodore Bikel, the 86-year-old actor most famous for his role as Tevye in “Fiddler On The Roof,” considers himself “a Zionist and ardent supporter of Israel.” But he is one of a number of Jews in the arts who will not perform at theaters in the West Bank, believing that the settlements are an obstacle to peace.
Does that place him inside or out of the pro-Israel tent?
Member presses board to adopt guidelines against ties to pro-Palestinian groups; JCC says it’s being ‘misrepresented.’
Assistant Managing Editor
Concerned that an annual film festival at the JCC in Manhattan is lending credibility to organizations that are hostile to Israel, a JCC member is calling on the board to impose guidelines against such affiliations.
Richard Allen wants the JCC and other Jewish institutions to formally reject any cooperation with organizations that want to hurt Israel economically, academically or culturally as a means to affect the peace process.
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