Arts & Culture

Frozen

Frozen

Sunday, August 10 at 8 p.m. Frozen Outdoor movie night Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the Kesher Community Garden for family movie night, complete with s’mores. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale “The Snow Queen,” “Frozen” tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged(…)

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Yonatan Gat

Yonatan Gat

Wednesday, July 30 at 9 p.m. Yonatan Gat Concert One-third of former Israeli garage band Monotonix,Yonatan Gat has gone off on his own and produced “Iberian Passage,” his debut EP of a gentler sort of rock — gentle being a relative term, given Monotonix’s tendency to induce injuries and end up with the police shutting(…)

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Eddie trashes Israel

Eddie trashes Israel

By JTA World News Service Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder on Friday denounced Israel in an expletive-laden tirade during a concert in England. “I swear to f***ing god, there are people out there who are looking for a reason to kill,” Vedder said. “They’re looking for a reason to go across borders and take(…)

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A mix of cultures in children’s books

A mix of cultures in children’s books

By Rita Berman Frischer, Special to The Jewish Sound As the grandmother of cross-cultural Jewish children, I’m especially interested in how this phenomenon plays out in Jewish Seattle, with its seemingly open doors and open minds. So when I recently received three children’s books for review, all dealing with how young cross-culture Jews interact with(…)

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New anthology proves local Jews can, and do, play sports

New anthology proves local Jews can, and do, play sports

By Boris Kurbanov, Special to The Jewish Sound When I was 14, my friend Yoni and I took in a Yankees game on a late spring night. As we watched Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Shawn Green — first-round draft pick, two-time All-Star, Jew — take batting practice in the humid New York evening air, the(…)

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Summer books: Working women, personal problems

Summer books: Working women, personal problems

By Diana Brement, Jewish Sound Columnist Even when work is going well, personal problems always seem to rear up. At least that is how it goes for these female and Jewish protagonists — whether in the 21st or 16th centuries — featured in a crop of newly published novels. Sharing some superficial similarities, four of(…)

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Books in Brief: Our little-known history

Books in Brief: Our little-known history

By Diana Brement, Jewish Sound Columnist Cookbooks One might assume that “Eating the Bible” by Rena Rossner (Skyhorse, cloth, $24.95) would give you recipes using garlic, leeks, melon, cucumbers and well-cooked meat — all foods mentioned in the Bible. But Rossner makes clear from the start that her intent was to create recipes inspired by(…)

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International tales of Jewish intrigue

International tales of Jewish intrigue

By Emily K. Alhadeff, Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound Jean (Mosseri) Naggar was 19 when her family received an expulsion notice. It was 1957 Cairo, in the aftermath of the Suez Crisis, and Jews were fleeing Egypt en masse. The office they were to report to, ironically, was on a street named for her grandfather.(…)

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Chabon’s Kavalier & Clay escape pages for a new horizon: The theater

Chabon’s Kavalier & Clay escape pages for a new horizon: The theater

By Deborah Gardner, Special to The Jewish Sound Michael Chabon’s popular 2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” is packed with themes of metamorphosis and reinvention. It’s 1939, the golden age of comics, when Brooklyn-stifled Sammy Clay meets his cousin, Joe Kavalier, a fresh escapee of Nazi oppression in Prague. The(…)

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Bringing the new Middle East into the kitchen

Bringing the new Middle East into the kitchen

By Dikla Tuchman, Jewish Sound Correspondent To just look at Adeena Sussman’s résumé of food writing over the last 13 years is enough to make your mouth water. Sussman, invited to Seattle to cater a young-women-focused Hadassah event earlier this month, brought a wealth of knowledge and Israeli cooking experience. The food writer, cook, recipe(…)

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Macklemore responds

Macklemore responds

By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound On his blog at Macklemore.com, the local rap star explains that the costume he wore at his concert Friday night was not in any way intended to depict Jewish stereotypes. As he wrote: Family, friends and fans alike who know me well, know that I’m absolutely not the(…)

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The Jew in a window

The Jew in a window

By Joan Rudd, Special to The Jewish Sound I just spent six weeks gallery-sitting in a Jewish cultural heritage exhibit, for the most part by myself, next to Bellevue’s city hall. I designed and created the exhibit over a three-year period in collaboration with a cohort of Baby Boomers, a professional photographer, graphic artist, and printer.(…)

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Meet the star: The “other” Jewish musical comes to the stage

Meet the star: The “other” Jewish musical comes to the stage

By Erin Pike, Jewish Sound Correspondent Sarah Rose Davis stars as Fanny Bryce in Village Theatre’s upcoming production of “Funny Girl.” The Jewish Sound spoke with Davis about the part. Jewish Sound: Are you excited to be playing this role? Sarah Davis: I am! I haven’t yet had the time to be excited… I think(…)

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This spring, Music of Remembrance has a ticket to ride

This spring, Music of Remembrance has a ticket to ride

By Peter Klein, Special to the Jewish Sound Music of Remembrance’s spring concert has something for movie buffs, Klezmer fans, and classical audiences alike: The program includes a showing of the 1918 German silent film “The Yellow Ticket,” with a new score composed by Klezmer superstar violinist Alicia Svigals. In addition, two contrasting compositions by(…)

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‘Jaffa’ solicits youthful dancing partners for peace

‘Jaffa’ solicits youthful dancing partners for peace

By Michael Fox, Special to the Jewish Sound Going back at least as far as 2001’s “Promises,” most recent documentaries that opted for an optimistic slant on the Israeli-Palestinian situation centered on children. The next generation, to be sure, is the universal embodiment of hope. But betting on today’s children to solve a problem down(…)

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