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If you were not at the Devorris Downtown Center of Penn State Altoona you missed a good one.  Last Thursday, February 21st, was the opening night of the 20th edition of the annual Altoona International Jewish Film Festival.  Broadway Musicals, A Jewish Legacy, was our first of five films that will run each Thursday evening after a meal at the next door Heritage Discovery Center catered by the Mama Randazzo’s.  Italian cuisine and Jewish theater have to be two of the finest experience on earth, and the neither the food nor the film disappointed.  In addition, Neil Port, arranged for three live performances from past P&J actors and Cantor Ben Matis to sing a few select Broadway songs written by Jewish composers prior to the film.  Our film festival ....READ MORE.


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Israel Adventure

  The Times of Israel
For third time, panel rejects PM’s request for outside funding of legal defense

Iran calls US cyber attack unsuccessful, warns it could repeat drone downing

The Bahrain meeting: A chance for Israel-Gulf rapprochement?

Leaked docs show ‘red flags’ of officials vetted for Trump administration

Saudi official: Trump plan could be beneficial, but only if Palestinians accept

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Joe Lieberman: Trump must strike Iran targets that are visible and public

Iranian minister: U.S. cyber attack failed

U.S. working on covert operation plans against Iran -report

Iran: U.S. Middle East peace plan is 'shameful' and 'doomed to failure'

Abbas: We are ready to return to the negotiating table

  Jewish WeekJewish Week
Survivor Invites Ocasio-Cortez To Tour Auschwitz With Him

Robert Kraft Announces Foundation To Combat Anti-Semitism At Genesis Prize

A Jewish Goodbye

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We See You

  NYT > Middle East
For Erdogan, the Bill for Turkey’s Debt-Fueled Growth Comes Due

Palestinian Leader Abbas Brushes Off Trump Plan for Investment

Saudi Airport Struck by Deadly Attack

Trump’s Iran Reversal Raises Allies’ Doubts Over His Tactics, and U.S. Power

Dimitris Christofias, 72, Cyprus President for One Ill-Fated Term, Dies

It Is Incumbent Upon Us Orthodox Jews To Tell Our Stories

Jill Soloway Replaces Accused Serial Rapist Bryan Singer On ‘Red Sonja’

Dear Kristen Bell’s Husband, Your ‘Measletov’ Pun Is Anti-Semitic

How I Changed My Mind About Reparations

Israelis Prove Immune To Charm Of Kim Kardashian

The Auschwitz Album: Visual Evidence of the Process Leading to the Mass Murder

Crying for Nothing on Tisha B’Av

When My Son’s Car Broke Down Outside Kiryat Joel

Building You 2.0: An Inspirational Tisha B’Av Experience

When Tisha B’Av falls on Shabbat or Sunday

  Jew or Not Jew
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Timothy Olyphant

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Leon Lederman

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Best-selling novelist Judith Krantz dies at 91

Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram takes 2 gold medals at 2019 European Games

Special prosecutor will investigate decision to drop charges against Jussie Smollett

Buenos Aires to host 2023 Pan American Maccabi games

Booker says won’t stop meeting with Louis Farrakhan

  Jewish Ideas Daily - Daily Features
You Only Live Twice

Religion and State in Israel

The Ten Commandments

Come Swing with Me

Secularism and Its Discontents

  Jewniverse Articles – Jewish Telegraphic Agency
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The Muslim Kingdom and the Israeli Flag

A New Project of Survivors’ Stories in Drawings, Letters, and Video Interviews

Meet the 1970s Jewish Artist Whose Medium Was the Bagel

Three Great Ways to Excommunicate A Misbehaving Jew

  My Jewish Learning
God, Open My Lips

Eshet Manoah

A Southern Jewish Country Singer Thanks Soldiers Through Song


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