During the year, the Jewish Community Project Downtown, a family-oriented educational organization in Tribeca that serves Jewish families who live in Lower Manhattan, sponsors a series of classes and seminars, and a Hebrew School Project.
South by Southwest, an annual music and film festival in Austin, Texas, has been around since 1987 yet has managed to maintain its geeky hipster street cred, attracting more than 2,000 artists and 30,000 of the young folk who love them, at its run last week.
Two years ago, as Morocco adopted a new constitution while the Arab Spring raged throughout the Arab world, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI reached out to his country’s small Jewish population. He called for the renovation of all Jewish houses of worship in Morocco, so they could serve as centers for cultural dialogue.
On Jan. 30, 1933, German President Paul von Hindenburg, a respected but aging leader, yielded to political pressure and swore in as the country’s chancellor the Austrian-born leader of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (Nazi Party) whom he dismissively called that “Bohemian corporal.”