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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Arts & Culture

Festival Features Concerts, Folk Oratorio, Talks & Workshops

The sixth annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music will include concerts by legendary and up-and-coming bands, a folk oratorio by a founder of the Klezmatics, plus talks, workshops, and other special events.

Yidstock 2017 takes place July 13 to 16 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.

This year’s lineup includes Eleanor Reissa & Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars, the Hankus Netsky & Eden MacAdam-Somer Duo, the Nigunim Trio, Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band, the Alicia Svigals & Lauren Brody Duo, and the Andy Statman Trio. In addition, the schedule includes the multimedia oratorio A Night at the Old Marketplace, written by

A unique, funny and disarming man gets to the parts of America that Obama seems not to have noticed, even those populated by African-Americans

Many serious people have researched and written about anti-Semitism—but only a handful have attained a large, popular audience. This is understandable since the subject is sobering, even frightening. Often, our most distinguished experts find themselves preaching to the converted or only to other scholars who specialize in this area. How can we wake

Images from Haifa, Hula Valley and Ethiopia were singled out by judges in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards Open competition

Images shot by two Israeli photographers were shortlisted among the top 10 in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards Open competition, the judges announced on February 28.

Dina Alfasi was shortlisted in the Open Street Photography category and Bar Kaufman in the Open Wildlife category. Their chosen photos will be shown alongside the awards’ other shortlisted and

With Papal consent, Edgardo Mortara, a Jewish child, was ripped from his family and raised as a Catholic in 19th century Italy

Steven Spielberg’s next film focuses on a little-known tragedy that ripped apart a Jewish family in Italy.

Based on The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, a 1997 book by David Kertzer, it is the shocking story of a Jewish boy taken from his family in pre-unification Italy, with the blessing of Pope Pius IX.

Even though it seems like something from Medieval times, this

Featuring Stunning Photographs by Wyatt Gallery of the Oldest Synagogues in the Western Hemisphere

Jewish Treasures of the Caribbean (Schiffer, winter 2017) presents over 200 exquisite color images by the award-winning photographer Wyatt Gallery that highlight the little-known history of the earliest Jewish communities of the New World, as seen through the remaining historic sites in Barbados, Curaçao, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. Eustatius, and Suriname. These