Articles Posted October 2011

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    Yiddish Twist Orchestra return to their East End roots

    Fans of Jewish music are in for a treat this winter as allstar group The Yiddish Twist Orchestra take to the stage at a new arts festival in London’s East End.

    The band – who blend traditional Jewish klezmer music with ska-inspired beats, inspired by Jewish bandleader Willy Bergman – will be one of the main performers at the Platforma Festival, an event dedicated to celebrating arts created by and about refugees.

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    All-star cast lines up for British Jew-com Reuniting The Rubins

    We’ve had Suzie Gold, Wondrous Oblivion and Sixty-Six in recent years – now yet another British-made Jewish comedy is set to be released in cinemas.

    Reuniting The Rubins - which has been described as the British answer to US hit Little Miss Sunshine – stars Timothy Spall as lawyer Lenny Rubin, whose dying mother (Honor Blackman) sets him the task of bringing his dysfunctional family back together for Seder night.

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    New Jewish play Shalom Baby tackles mixed-race romance

    A new play which takes a bittersweet look at the issue of interracial romance is set to charm audiences when it opens in East London.

    Shalom Baby, which is set against the backdrop of 1930s Berlin during the Nazis’ rise to power, follows the fortunes of a wealthy young woman who falls for her family’s black Shabbas Goy – the assistant employed by the family to help them with tasks on the Sabbath.

  • Sukkot Song

    This article contains a video.

    Shake it baby

    Having some fun during Sukkot with a Jewish-flavor on The Beatles Twist and Shout.

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    Rock legend Gene Simmons finally ties the knot

    Kiss rocker Gene Simmons has finally married his long-term girlfriend, actress Shannon Tweed, in a ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

    The couple – who have been together for 28 years and have two children, Nick and Sophie – finally announced their engagement last month, and were wed in front of 400 guests, with the nuptials filmed for Gene’s reality show Gene Simmons Family Jewels. His publicist Dawn Miller later offered her “congratulations to the new married couple” on her Facebook page.