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Rick Steves in the Holy Land: Strictly travel, and understanding

Rick Steves in the Holy Land: Strictly travel, and understanding

By Boris Kurbanov, Special to The Jewish Sound Last October, America’s favorite travel guru Rick Steves left for Israel with one goal: To “show both narratives” and help people in the West better understand the players involved in the Holy Land. There, he filmed his latest TV travelogue, “Rick Steves’ The Holy Land: Israelis and(…)

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Joan Rivers, comic who broke barriers for women, dies at 81

Joan Rivers, comic who broke barriers for women, dies at 81

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Joan Rivers, who broke barriers for women in comedy and on television, has died. Rivers, 81, died Thursday a week after being rushed to Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Hospital after her heart stopped during throat surgery at a clinic. Doctors at the hospital put her in an induced coma from which she never(…)

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A scattered community united by SPARK

A scattered community united by SPARK

By Dikla Tuchman, Jewish Sound Correspondent On Sunday, August 31, South Seattle’s newly formed Eruv Cooperative hosted SPARK, an outdoor Jewish music festival in Seward Park. Hundreds of community members and Jewish music appreciators piled into Seward Park Amphitheater to enjoy artists like singer-songwriter Ari Lesser, local Seattle-based recording artist Nissim, and headlining popular Israeli-American(…)

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