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On This Day in History (1930): The iconic character Betty Boop made her debut in Max Fleischer’s cartoon “Dizzy Dishes,” a six-minute music video distributed by Paramount Pictures Studio. Early in his career, Fleischer worked at Brooklyn Daily Eagle as an errand boy, then a photographer and draftsman. Fleischer, originally from Krakow, is also credited with inventing the rotoscope, a technique used by animators to make drawings appear as if they were moving. Here’s a look at Betty’s Jewish origin story that we posted on her 90th birthday.
Last year, on this day, we reported that Linoy Ashram, a rhythmic gymnast from Israel, won her third Olympic gold medal.
On the Hebrew calendarit was 12 Av when, in 1263, King James I of Spain ordered the Torah sage Nachmanides to debate Pablo Christiani — a Jew who converted to Christianity — about what religion was the more true.
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Nora Berman, our Associate Opinion Editor, hosted an event in Brooklyn on how millennial Jews are building community outside of traditional spaces. Rabbis Abby Stein and Kendell Pinkney and journalists Arielle Angel and Alex Zeldin discussed Jewish literacy, mega-donor funding and what Jewish continuity really means.
“Jewish leaders have asked me so many times, ‘How can we attract Jews in their twenties and thirties?’ said Stein. “And each time, I give them the same answer: how can you serve Jews in your twenties and thirties? Stop creating new programs and start listening to what millennial Jews need. »
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