So now, the latest show of solidarity with the ‘Toronto Declaration’ is that an Egyptian filmmaker has pulled his film from the festival in protest of Tel Aviv’s inclusion. If the world made sense, the sequence of events would have been that 2 weeks ago, Tel Aviv filmmakers upon hearing that an Egyptian was showing […]
Monthly Archive for September, 2009
A group of celebrities have issued their own letter defending Israel’s inclusion in the TIFF’s city spotlight. As the Jerusalem Post reports: Natalie Portman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Lisa Kudrow and Jerry Seinfeld were among dozens of film professionals who issued a statement this week defending the Toronto Film Festival’s decision to spotlight Tel Aviv. My […]
Of course, nothing’s changed since I stopped blogging, and the constant barage of swastika graffiti hasn’t lost any momentum. Two synagogues were recently defaced in Seattle. Not to mention the swastikas recently found in Ukraine.
And it gave me one of those warm and fuzzy feelings inside… I was going to shul for the evening prayer service to say the mourner’s kaddish. On some nights, there is a lady who sits outside the entrance with a cup and asks any who passes by for tzedaka – charity money. She’s probably […]
So yes, it’s been a few months since I’ve really written anything, and to any regular readers, I’m sorry! My father was a huge driving force of the blog – we used to talk about politics and life every night, and the discussions formed the basis for many of my posts. Once my father passed […]