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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Arts & Culture

Kind of like this…only Jewish….and Black. The New York Times shared this week the story of Drew Lovejoy, a 17-year-old African-American Jew from Greenville Ohio, who has made a splash in the world of Irish dance.

An interesting story was published in the New York Times this week about Drew Lovejoy, a seventeen-year-old Jewish black from Greenville, Ohio.
Yes, you read that correctly. A Black, Jewish, Irish dancer…from Ohio.

Drew’s biological father is a Baptist from Georgia, and his mother is a Jew from Iowa. And as if his background weren’t eclectic enough, Lovejoy is also a precocious Irish dancer. He attended a dance competition with his mother at an early age and was immediately intrigued by the art. His mother, who has, along with her son, seemingly encountered resistance as a result

Fine and Schwartz of YU’s Center for Israel Studies collaborated with the Met on their latest exhibition.At the start of the seventh century, the eastern Mediterranean—from Syria through Egypt and across North Africa—was central to the spiritual and political heart of the Byzantine Empire, ruled from Constantinople (modern Istanbul). Yet, by the end of the same century, the region had become a vital part of the emerging Islamic world, as it expanded westward from Mecca and Medina. Opening March 14 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition represents the first major

Side by Side by Sondheim will debut at Axelrod in mid-March.After a successful stay in the beautiful cornfields of Oklahoma! the Axelrod Performing Arts Center turns the spotlight on the words and music of Broadway icon Stephen Sondheim with the musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim this March 15th, 17th, & 18th. The show highlights music from more than a dozen Sondheim hits, including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Gypsy, Follies, West Side Story, Company, A Little Night Music, and many more offering a unique snapshot of the career of

The English-language Artscroll Talmud Bavli will soon be available in a revolutionary new digital format.Now that the English-language Schottenstein Talmud has become an established mainstay among Daf Yomi and Gemara students of all ages and backgrounds, the innovative series’ publisher – Artscroll – is preparing a revolutionary digital version that will be accessible via such mobile devices as the iPhone, iPad and iTouch.  

According to Artscroll, the technology experts it recruited for this endeavor have literally spent tens of thousands of hours developing the Talmud app, which will feature the

“Who I am/You should not care/Just please be aware/I am not he or she/In fact/I’m a type of free/And for now/It’s only me,” recited Sam Dratch at the First Annual Poetry Slam hosted by Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy / Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) on February 28.

Dratch, a senior at YUHSB, was among 30 students from six local high schools to perform at the event.

For more than a year and a half, Jewish high school students from the tri-state area have been gathering in various