Jewish Culture http://wunc.org en Jewish Poetry Set To Music http://wunc.org/post/jewish-poetry-set-music <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">Poet Yehuda Amichai is one of Israel’s most acclaimed artists. His poems explore different aspects of the Jewish faith. American poet <a href="http://www.paulpines.com/">Paul Pines</a> also examines the many components of Judaism in his work. American musical composer <a href="http://www.danielasia.net/">Dan Asia</a> set both their works to music which will be performed tonight at <a href="http://www.elon.edu/e-net/Article/83980">Elon University</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:41:33 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 31478 at http://wunc.org Jewish Poetry Set To Music The Rabbi Of Worms http://wunc.org/post/rabbi-worms <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px;">The 11th century isn’t noted in history for its peaceful interfaith relations.&nbsp;And yet, at that time,&nbsp;Christians and Jews alike&nbsp;came from all over Europe&nbsp;to seek the wisdom of the Rabbi of Worms, a French scholar whose commentaries on the scriptures are still used today. Host Frank Stasio talks to writer Marie Hammond about her historical fiction, "The Rabbi of Worms."</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:20:20 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 30073 at http://wunc.org The Rabbi Of Worms Film Series Shines Light On 'The Real Israel' http://wunc.org/post/film-series-shines-light-real-israel <p>Israel is often seen through the lens of the Israeli-Palestinean conflict, or through the stories of the Holocaust.</p><p>Shai Ginsburg wants to change that, to show what life is really like for people in Israel. So he created a film series to showcase true stories from the region.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:17:40 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 28922 at http://wunc.org Film Series Shines Light On 'The Real Israel' Scroll Rescued From Nazis Sends Raleigh Rabbi On Interfaith Journey http://wunc.org/post/scroll-rescued-nazis-sends-raleigh-rabbi-interfaith-journey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For years, Raleigh Rabbi </span>Raachel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Jurovics<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> cared for a Torah scroll looted by the Nazis from a Czech town she thought had been destroyed. As it turns out, the town is still there, and the residents have restored the synagogue that was the scroll's original home.</span> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 16:23:06 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 16484 at http://wunc.org Scroll Rescued From Nazis Sends Raleigh Rabbi On Interfaith Journey New Music Incorporates Stories Of North Carolina Jews http://wunc.org/post/new-music-incorporates-stories-north-carolina-jews <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://jhfnc.org/">Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina</a> has been collecting the stories of the state's Jews for years. Now, those recorded interviews are part of an original musical composition - "<a href="http://sites.duke.edu/downhomecantata/">Down Home: The Cantata</a>." Thu, 16 May 2013 16:40:02 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 15466 at http://wunc.org New Music Incorporates Stories Of North Carolina Jews The Hidden Diaries Of A Young Jewish Woman http://wunc.org/post/hidden-diaries-young-jewish-woman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Out of the varied horrors of the Holocaust, a body of literature survives.&nbsp; The most famous voice belongs to Anne Frank.&nbsp; At 15-years-old, she wrote, “I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”&nbsp; It's hard to believe that anyone, even a child, can be so big-hearted.&nbsp;</p><p>Less well-known is the voice of an adult woman, Etty Hillesum.&nbsp; And her writing is finally getting its day in the sun.</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:01:54 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 12011 at http://wunc.org The Hidden Diaries Of A Young Jewish Woman A Rabbi's Faith Is Shaped By Grief http://wunc.org/post/rabbis-faith-shaped-grief <p></p><p><a href="http://www.rabbigreyber.com/">Rabbi Daniel Greyber</a> has dedicated his life to God, but it is not an unquestioning devotion. Rather, his belief has been shaped by losses that led him to question and consider his faith.<br> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:19:44 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 10099 at http://wunc.org A Rabbi's Faith Is Shaped By Grief Meet Stella Suberman http://wunc.org/post/meet-stella-suberman <p>"The Jew Store" (Algonquin Books/1998) is Stella Suberman's bestselling memoir about growing up in a small town in Tennessee where her parents ran the dry goods market. The Great Depression sent Suberman's family back to New York and eventually to Miami where she found a larger community of Jews including her future husband. Her subsequent two books, including her latest, "The GI Bill Boys" (University of Tenneesee Press/2012), chronicle the better part of the 20th century. The Chapel Hill-based author joins host Frank Stasio to talk about her life’s journey.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:24:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 4064 at http://wunc.org Jewish-American Identity & Food http://wunc.org/post/jewish-american-identity-food <p>A lot of what we cook defines us. Say "barbecue and sweet tea" and people hear, "the South." The same is true for immigrants. As hyphenated Americans we are what we eat. This will be the subject of an upcoming lecture by Nora Rubel, an assistant professor of religion and classics at the University of Rochester in New York. Rubel earned her graduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill and returns next week talk about "The Settlement Cookbook and the Transformation of Jewish-American Identity." But first she joins guest host Laura Leslie with a preview.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2009 15:57:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis & Laura Leslie 15129 at http://wunc.org