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TALK about aiming high. Hamodia gives space — two-and-a-half pages — to an Is­raeli rabbi who is run­ning a se­ries of work­shops to teach non-Jewish flight staff how to cope with Jewish pas­sen­gers. Rabbi Yis­rael Noach Guttman con­ducts a full-day sem­i­nar of day-to­day Jewish prac­tice, which he hopes will bridge the cul­tural gaps and avoid any mis­un­der­stand­ings. He says fe­male flight at­ten­dants will learn that when a frum Jew re­fuses to shake hands, he is not be­ing rude. He also ad­vises Charedi pas­sen­gers on flight eti­quette, rec­om­mend­ing frum pas­sen­gers ar­rive at the air­port three hours be­fore check-in so they can ask for a seat next to some­one of the same gen­der.

Also at­tract­ing me­dia at­ten­tion is Is­raeli di­rec­tor Ari Fol­man. The For­ward re­ports how Mr Fol­man could not fly back from the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val as planned be­cause of the in­creas­ing in­ter­est in his an­i­mated doc­u­men­tary, WaltzWithBashir. The movie chron­i­cles — in car­toon form — Is­rael’s 1982 war against Le­banon.

And for those try­ing to trace their fam­ily his­tory, the Jewish Tri­bune tells of a new fa­cil­ity cre­ated by the United Syn­a­gogue and the Jewish Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety of Great Bri­tain which al­lows peo­ple to search the Of­fice of the Chief Rabbi mar­riage-au­tho­ri­sa­tion in­dices. They will con­tain the “English” names of the bride and groom, along with the date and place of their in­tended mar­riage.

Waltz with Bashir

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