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Einstein was a sex magnet? New TV series explores the personal side of world’s most famous genius

Posted on: April 29th, 2017 by tgregory

By Gabe Friedman NEW YORK (JTA) — Think “Albert Einstein,” and certain images or phrases come to mind: “genius,” “kooky,” “wild hair,” “theory of relativity,” “E = mc2” — maybe even “Zionist.” Sex and violence? Not so much. Then there’s “Genius,” the National Geographic channel’s first scripted series, which provides a healthy dose of both. Within the

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Crossword – “After Passover”

Posted on: April 29th, 2017 by tgregory

By: Yoni Glatt, koshercrosswords@gmail.com • Difficulty Level: Medium • Solution at bottom of page                               Across 1. Stern teacher’s cry 7. Solomon, to Rehoboam 11. Org. that might send illegals back to Israel 14. Wood for the Ark 15. The least

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Restored Holocaust violins will sing their “stories of hope” next March in Nashville

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by tgregory
Amnon Weinstein will bring 22 of his Holocaust-era violins to Nashville next March, when they will be played during a special concert at the Schermerhorn Center and then be on exhibition for two months at Nashville Public Library downtown. (Photo courtesy of Amnon Weinstein)

“Music connects us to history in a way we can relate to…”


Instrument crafted by his father’s mentor was first restored by Weinstein

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Asking Amnon Weinstein to choose a favorite from among the more than 60 Holocaust-era violins he has restored “is like asking me which child I love best,” he says.  But if he had to pick one, it would be his first restoration, an instrument made in 1924 by Yaakov Zimermann for his close friend, Shimon

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GJCC to screen documentary “Violins of Hope” this month

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by tgregory

The Gordon Jewish Community Center and Nashville Public Television will sponsor a free screening this month of “Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust,” an award-winning documentary about Israeli Amnon Weinstein’s two-decade effort to find and restore violins played by Jews during the Holocaust.  Directed by Lance Shultz and produced by WVIZ/PBS Ideastream, the hour-long

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Federation board approves 5-year blueprint for Best Jewish Nashville

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by tgregory
BEST-FEATURE

Dubbed Best Jewish Nashville 2.0.


BJN 2.0: Objectives and Recommendations

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by tgregory

Objective: Increase participation in Jewish organizational life at all levels, especially among those who are marginally affiliated or who have not integrated into the community. Recommendation: Create a center for outreach and engagement for Jewish newcomers, volunteering opportunities and volunteer development, and a source of all events occurring in the Jewish community. This three-year trial

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Yom Hashoah commemoration will honor Knoxville POW who declared, “We are all Jews”

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by tgregory
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U.S. Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds was the highest ranking serviceman in a German POW camp in 1945.


Yom Hazikaron service will honor Vandy student felled by terrorist

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by tgregory

When the Nashville Jewish community observes Yom Hazikaron on Monday, May 1, it will honor Taylor Force, the 28-year-old Vanderbilt University MBA student who was killed a year ago by a knife wielding terrorist while studying in Israel.  Yom Hazikaron , the Israeli memorial day, is when the Jewish state remembers those who have died

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Chabad will honor Gov. Haslam, Bernie Pargh and Dianne Berry at April 30 gala celebrating its “chai” anniversary

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 by tgregory
GALA-FEATURE

“They come to learn, to celebrate and to connect… “