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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Arts & Culture

Art Spiegelman was among this year’s National Jewish Book Award winners for his autobiographical MetaMaus, a follow-up to Maus, which was itself the only graphic novel to ever win a Pulitzer Prize.The top Jewish authors and books of 2011 received their due recently as the Jewish Book Council announced the winners of the sixty-first National Jewish Book Awards.

The awards were handed out for a variety of categories, including Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice, Fiction, History, and Jewish Book of the Year, among others.  Headlining the awards this year were Aharon Appelfeld, picking up his third National Jewish Book Award in fiction for his novel Until the Dawn’s Light, Simon Sebag Montefiore, who won the Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year award for Jeruaslem: The Biography, and Art Spiegelman, who received the Biography, Autobiography and Memoir award for MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus.

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The Kobi Arad Band, featuring Kobi Arad on piano and vocals, Ramon De-bruyn on bass and Ray McNaught on drums, is appearing for the third time in Blue Note NYC. With their innovative, genre-bending mix of ambient-smooth and modern jazz, have managed to perform in such noteworthy New York City venues venues, as The Blue Note, The Knitting Factory, Sugar Bar, The Cutting Room and Tonic. Focusing on Nu-Jazz, while offering exotic and freshcompositions from their first album 'Innovations,'

This winter, in conjunction with the exhibition Let My People Go, The Soviet Jewry Movement, 1967-1989, the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will look at the history of the movement through films and discussions with historians and authors.
On Sunday, January 22 at 2:30 p.m., Professor Henry Feingold will discuss the Soviet Exodus with journalist Gal Beckerman, the Forward’s opinion editor and the author of the critically acclaimed book When They Come for Us, We’ll Be

Lily Safra stunned the art world when she announced her plans to donate her recent acquisition to the Israel MuseumPhilanthropist Lily Safra made headlines in the art world recently by announcing that she was planning to donate a Gerhard Richter painting she had purchased at auction at Sothebys to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.  The painting, titled “Abstraktes Bild 849-3” dates from 1997.  It fetched $20.8 million, a record for the artist.  It is the third and last painting in a series and will mark the second abstract work by Richter in the Israel Museum.

The widow of banker Edmond Safra, Lily Safra has

“1,934 Days,” an original play  created by  Sivan Hadari – founder of Isramerica, a non-profit company that supports diverse Israeli and Jewish artists in New York – will debut at the Times Square International Theater Festival on January 18th, 21st and 22nd  at the Roy Arias Theatres & Studios located at 300 W. 43rd Street.  “This is an incredible opportunity and a very big honor,” says Hadari. “Out of hundreds of plays submitted from all over the world, 1,934 Days was one of only 15