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Jewish Rapper Shyne Slams Judaism Latecomers Rick Ross and Drake (AUDIO) October 10, 2012 12:54 pm

Jewish Rapper Shyne Slams Judaism Latecomers Rick Ross and Drake (AUDIO)

The rapper Shyne, who enjoyed a successful hip-hop career in the early aughts before it was...

Rick Ross Gives Himself “A Black Bar Mitzvah” on New Mixtape October 4, 2012 2:50 pm

Rick Ross Gives Himself “A Black Bar Mitzvah” on New Mixtape

One of hip-hop’s biggest names is giving himself his very own bar mitzvah. Rick Ross,...

Songs of ‘Ahava’ September 19, 2012 2:00 am

Songs of ‘Ahava’

Growing up in a family whose members supported him and each other even as some went their...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Spice up the Holy Land with Searing Performance September 12, 2012 1:16 am

Red Hot Chili Peppers Spice up the Holy Land with Searing Performance

After a delay of exactly 11 years and two weeks, the Red Hot Chili Peppers finally performed...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Visit Jerusalem Ahead of Israeli Concert (PHOTOS) September 10, 2012 11:14 am

Red Hot Chili Peppers Visit Jerusalem Ahead of Israeli Concert (PHOTOS)

Ahead of their Monday night performance in Tel Aviv, the Red Hot Chili peppers stopped for...

LMFAO’S Redfoo to Perform in Tel Aviv (VIDEO) September 6, 2012 7:20 am

LMFAO’S Redfoo to Perform in Tel Aviv (VIDEO)

Redfoo of the recording duo LMFAO is heading to Israel in October for a concert in Tel Aviv. The...

Lenny Kravitz Cancels Concert in Israel August 22, 2012 10:19 am

Lenny Kravitz Cancels Concert in Israel

JPost – Lenny Kravitz has decided to cancel his performance in Israel due to prior commitments,...

Elvis Presley’s Jewish Roots Highlighted on his 35th Yahrtzheit August 16, 2012 8:43 pm

Elvis Presley’s Jewish Roots Highlighted on his 35th Yahrtzheit

On the 35th anniversary of his death Thursday, Tablet magazine highlighted something about...

Black Eyed Peas Star Lindo Visits Kotel in Jerusalem (PHOTO) August 14, 2012 8:47 am

Black Eyed Peas Star Lindo Visits Kotel in Jerusalem (PHOTO)

Allan Pineda Lindo, Jr. of the Black Eyed Peas made a surprise visit to the Western Wall on...

With No Razor, Matisyahu Turned to Supercuts July 16, 2012 1:13 pm

With No Razor, Matisyahu Turned to Supercuts

Musical star Matisyahu ended his hassidic days in an Upper West Side Supercuts chain-store,...

Turkish and Israeli Rappers Join Forces July 11, 2012 3:44 pm

Turkish and Israeli Rappers Join Forces

In an effort to promote peace in the Middle East through his music, SHI 360, an Israeli-Jewish...

Guns N’ Roses Performs Israeli National Anthem at Tel Aviv Concert (VIDEO) July 4, 2012 9:51 am

Guns N’ Roses Performs Israeli National Anthem at Tel Aviv Concert (VIDEO)

Guns N’ Roses did not disappoint during their concert in Tel Aviv this week, with lead...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Can ‘Islamic Reformation’ Work? (REVIEW)

    Can ‘Islamic Reformation’ Work? (REVIEW)

    It is cocktail hour on an April afternoon in 2004. The sun is hot on Amsterdam’s canals, and I am sitting at Café den Leeuw on the Herengracht with Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Hirsi Ali is still a member of the Dutch Parliament, and we talk about Islam. Specifically, we talk about the concept of “moderate Islam,” or what she calls “liberal Islam.” And she has one word for it. “It’s absurd,” she says. “It’s complete nonsense. There is no ‘liberal […]

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  • Food Jewish Identity A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    A Look at the Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook (REVIEW)

    Everybody knows that cooking varies from country to country. There are Italian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, etc. We associate different styles of cuisine with different languages. Do we also think of the association of different cuisines with different dialects? We should, because cooking also varies from region to region. Litvaks and Galitsyaners have their own traditions of preparing gefilte fish. Marvin I. Herzog, in his book The Yiddish Language in Northern Poland: Its Geography and History (Indiana University, Bloomington, and Mouton & Co., The […]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    An analysis of New York Times wedding announcements showed that women married in Jewish ceremonies were less likely to take their husband’s last names than those married in Roman Catholic ceremonies, the Times reported on Saturday. The largest gap between the two groups was in 1995 when 66 percent of Catholic women took their husband’s names and 33 percent of Jewish women did the same. Nearly half of the women featured in the publication’s wedding pages since 1985 took their husband’s name after marriage, while about […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    JNS.org – Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Lewis added another award to his trophy case in April, when he received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Gordon Smith, NAB’s president and CEO, said the organization was “honored to recognize not only [Lewis’s] comedic innovation, but also his remarkable […]

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  • Europe Sports Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli athletes marked a successful day on Sunday, as gymnasts won multiple bronze and silver medals in the 2015 European Games in Baku. The Gymnastics team won two silver medals and one bronze in group events, while Neta Rivkin, an Israeli Olympic gymnast, won bronze for the Solo Hoops event. Sunday’s gymnastics wins follow Sergey Richter’s bronze on June 16 for the Men’s 10 meter air-rifle, and Ilana Kratysh’s silver for women’s freestyle wrestling. The 2015 European Games in Baku are […]

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  • Theater Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Russian-American Jews are some of the most successful ballroom dancing competitors in the U.S., South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) Radio reported on Thursday. Jonathan Sarna, a professor of Jewish history at Brandeis University, said their success can be traced back to Jewish discrimination in the former Soviet Union. Because of the prejudice they faced, Russian Jews had to perform better than their peers in every field, including dancing, in order to have a chance of getting ahead. “They knew that if they […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    An Israeli dancer made use of Jewish props in an extraordinary routine that left judges amazed when he auditioned for season 12 of TV dance competition So You Think You Can Dance on Monday. At first, the panel of judges appeared confused when Asaf Goren, 23, began his audition in Los Angeles with a tallit (prayer shawl) over his head and the blowing of a shofar, which he explained “opens the sky” for people’s prayers. However, as soon as he started his “Hebrew breaking” performance, […]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    JNS.org – A fairytale ending to Jewish basketball coach David Blatt’s first season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) was not meant to be, as the Blatt-led Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night dropped Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors, 105-97, to lose the best-of-seven series 4-2. Blatt, who just last year coached Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv franchise to a European basketball championship, failed to finish a second straight hoops season on top. But after the Cavaliers began the NBA […]

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