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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Arts & Culture

In 1948, as Israel was heading into its first war, an IDF general sent a letter to David Ben-Gurion, Israel's new prime minister, politely declining his offer to become chief of staff because he had learned the Jewish State only had six million bullets. "We will need 1 million bullets a day in a war and I am not willing to be chief of staff for just six days," he wrote.

The Weapon Wizards, an engaging look at Israel's weapons industry, is replete with such anecdotes. (Another that's hard to resist is how Jewish forces in Jerusalem held off Arab rioters with one gun and 11 bullets. Afterward, the commander criticized the "gratuitous use of ammo.") Such stories drive home how little Israel had militarily in its early years. Israel's

Prayerbook is another sign of resurgent Jewish life in Germany

For the first time in more than a century, a comprehensive new siddur (Jewish prayerbook) with a full contemporary translation into German has been published in Berlin.

The one-volume siddur encompasses all daily and annual prayers, along with instructions and explanations. “This siddur has all the prayers that a person needs for the entire year, including the holidays, except from Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur,” said its

14-year old Israeli prodigy, cellist Danielle Akta, will join eminent maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra for a Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, June 7 at 8 PM. Joining them is the brilliant soprano and Metropolitan Opera star Hibla Gerzmava – last heard at the Met in 2016 as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello, and recently made her La Scala Opera debut in the title role in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena.

The eclectic orchestral program will include Mozart’s

This One-Night Theatrical Event Includes Firsthand Interviews and Exclusive Additional Commentary

Fifty years ago, following a 20-year Jordanian occupation, Jerusalem was re-unified with Israel, and now for the first time, these historic events will be brought to the big screen. With personal accounts, historical footage and professional reenactments, Israel’s 55th Paratrooper Brigade is celebrated in the feature-length docudrama, “IN OUR HANDS: The Battle for Jerusalem.” This special, one-night

Tickets for Sid Jacobson JCC’s Randi and Bruce Pergament Jewish Film Festival go on sale Monday, May 8 at 9 a.m. The festival, returning for the 24th year features documentaries, comedies and short films.

The festival kicks off on Wednesday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. with the documentary “On the Map” about the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team that brought the first European Cup to Israel.

On Wednesday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. will be the New York premiere for the comedy “Let Yourself Go,” which tells