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BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) —It’s glitzy. It’s kitschy. It’s like a musical Olympics or “American Idol” on steroids. Welcome to the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual pageant in which all of...

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By Yossi Zweig Sunday, January 6, 2019, was a date that will go down in Jewish music history. It was the 32nd annual HASC: A Time for Music concert, and...

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When you are paying, you need excellence. Other times, awesome is good enough. How exciting it is to be instantly connected! But today some realize that online is often unreal....

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Yochanan Gordon: The Bar Mitzvah That Was

  Last week, I wrote about the date on which the bar mitzvah of our son, Nison, was initially scheduled to be celebrated, but which had to be rescheduled due...
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